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Leviticus 17-20: Who you can’t have sex with

Anyone who slaughters an ox or sheep, or offers a sacrifice, without bringing it to the Tent of Meeting has bloodguilt; he shall be cut off from his people.  Any Israelite or stranger who eats blood shall be cut off, … Continue reading

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Leviticus 13-16: Lepers, atonement, and the god of the wilderness Azazel

Very complicated and arcane instructions for how a priest can determine whether someone has “tzara’at” (translated very inaccurately as “leprosy”).  For example, if someone has a scaly affection, the priest should check whether the skin has a white swelling that … Continue reading

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Leviticus 9-12: God kills priests, food laws

On the eighth day following the beginning of the ordination of Aaron and his sons, they sacrifice animals and meal; the community does the same.  The LORD appears to all the people, and fire comes forth from him to consume … Continue reading

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Revelation 9-12: mythological animals and divine battle

The fifth angel blew his trumpet, and locusts emerged from a bottomless pit.  The locusts had human faces, women’s hair, lions’ teeth, wings, and tails like scorpions.  Their king is the angel Apollyon; they were allowed to torture all unbelievers … Continue reading

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