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Leviticus 5-8: More rules for animal sacrifices

If someone fails to report a crime, touches an unclean thing and forgets to cleanse himself, or forgets to fulfill an oath, he shall confess his sin and offer a female sheep/goat as a purification offering.  If he can’t afford … Continue reading

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Leviticus 1-4: Animal sacrifices

Introduction: Leviticus is named after the Levites, the priestly class in Israel.  It is focused on rituals and holiness.  Starting off with rules on sacrifices, it describes the consecration of the priesthood, dedication of the Tabernacle, permitted and forbidden foods, … Continue reading

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Exodus 37-40: Tabernacle and sacred clothing

Bezalel and Oholiab construct the tabernacle and its surrounding encampment to the exact specifications in Exodus 25-27.  Those specifications are repeated here.  They construct the ark of the covenant, the lampstand, the table with the showbread and utensils, the incense … Continue reading

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Exodus 33-36: The Other Ten Commandments

After the golden calf incident, God refuses to dwell in the midst of the Israelites and sends an angel to lead them instead.  Moses pleads with God and manages to convince him–first he agrees to lead the Israelites personally, then … Continue reading

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Exodus 29-32

Instructions for what Aaron and his sons must do to serve as priests:   Take a bull, two rams, unleavened bread, cake, and wafers.  The bull must be slaughtered, its blood put on the horns of the altar, and its fat … Continue reading

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Exodus 25-28: Tabernacle and sacred clothing

Exodus 25-27 is a very detailed description of the tabernacle (also called the “tent of meeting”) that the Israelites are to construct.  For a colorful 3D model, see here.  All of the materials for the tabernacle–the gold, silver, copper, hides, … Continue reading

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Exodus 21-24

God gives many rules to Moses.  Examples include: Hebrew male slaves can be kept for only six years, and must be freed on the seventh unless he volunteers to stay with his master. When a man sells his daughter into … Continue reading

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