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Bible Studies - Genesis, the book


Genesis, the book (below) Genesis 1-2 (p1)

Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament (Christianity) and Tanakh (Judaism), which are the same, but with different book orders. 230 more words

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Vayikra Six: Holiness

God now speaks to Moses to tell him about the commands that need to be made to Aaron and his sons regarding the different types of offerings that they will need to make. 262 more words


Vayikra Five: Guilt Offerings

Following up on the issues of collective sin, now we have some individual sins to consider. “If a person sins, whereby he accepts an oath, and he is a witness by seeing or knowing, yet he does not testify, he shall bear his transgression; or if a person touches anything unclean, whether it is the carcass of an unclean wild animal, or the carcass of an unclean domestic animal, or the carcass of an unclean creeping animal, and it was hidden from him, he incurs guilt (Leviticus 5:1-2).” Issues of cleanliness and purity pervade much of Torah, and I wonder if this is reflective of the legitimate fear that an ancient culture would have had of the spreading of disease. 329 more words


Vayikra Four: Collective Sin

So we have the sacrifices, and now we move towards the regulations about what needs to be done in order to atone through sacrifice. “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the children of Israel, saying: If anyone shall sin through error, in any of the things which the Lord has commanded not to be done, and shall do any one of them (Leviticus 4:1-2).” We hear about the different ways that a person can sin that will require sacrifice. 193 more words


Vayikra Three: Peace Offerings

“And if his offering be a sacrifice of peace-offerings: if he offer of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the Lord (Leviticus 3:1).” 243 more words


Vayikra Two: Meal Offerings

Continuing the laws of sacrifices, we are now taught that there are meal offerings, as well as animal offerings, that the people are commanded to bring to God. 225 more words