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book of the Pentateuch
and deals with the legal code of
and priestly system and various detailed laws.
title of this third book of Moses was given by the 'seventy', ( those
who translated the OT from the Hebrew to Greek) The Hebrew title,
was " And He called", in line with the opening of
The instructions given in this book seem to have been given
setting up of the Tabernacle and the Israelites departure from Sinai,
thus its position between Exodus
and Numbers. This book
may seem dull and hard to
read, especially in the New Covenant since we no longer have to offer
sacrifices nor keep endless laws; however this book is of
value for it typology concerning the person and work of the Lord Jesus
Heb. 10 One could say
the epistle to the Hebrews
commentary on Leviticus, and it is recommended that one has a
of Hebrews before tackling Leviticus!
Exodus deals with the redemption of
God's people, Leviticus with their
the LORD called unto Moses,
and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation,
sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers
by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by
1. The laws/sacrifices given
in this book are
directly from God; they were not made up by Moses nor anyone else. that
is they were given by revelation from God. If we compare the
opening of the Hebrew epistle we have the same idea, God
has chosen to reveal Himself to us so that we
can know Him; in the New Covenant God has revealed Himself to us in
JESUS how careful then we must be in listening !
2. Note that the
sacrifices etc. were given AFTER
the Tabernacle was built and set up. The Tabernacle was essentially the
place where God revealed Himself to Israel Ex. 25:8. The
sacrifices were given
so that Israel could approach God. This is God's order
Himself then He shows us the basis of us approaching Him; in the New
we approach Him on the basis of Jesus' sacrifice ALONE see Heb. 9-10.
Levitical code was only temporary, they were only shadows or as we say,
types of the true. Jesus is the complete fulfilment of the sacrifices.
Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet
made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which
was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both
gifts and sacrifices, that could
not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the
conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks,
washings, and carnal ordinances,
imposed on them until the time of reformation.
come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more
tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he
in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. |
Holiness: this word appears some 90 times in this book. The
which Peter quotes in his
unto all the
congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be
holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
as he which
called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Pet.1:15 - 16
see also Heb.10:10; 12:10
The notes above only give a taste of some of the rich teaching to be found for the diligent student!
way to God
unto God |
summary chart and study on
|Priests unto God |
The Walk with God
|A clean life: selfward
Pet. 1: 15-16.
the laws on food, were done away with. see Acts
10, and Rom.14
but in type
they represent fellowship. |
|A clean life: Godward |
see Heb.9:7- 10
|A clean life: manward
|In the Land Heb. 3 -
4; and Eph.
4-5 for example.
Egypt typifies the world and Canaan the Flesh .
worship of God
priest's family |
teaching on fellowship |
Heb. 13:15; I
Lord's feasts |
Tabernacle's furniture |
the great High Priest walking in the midst of the churches
for them. |
The witness to God
the world's influence on us will take us right out
promised rest in Christ.
|The year of Jubilee: when
everyone went back to his own possession , to God's intended
state, and to dwell in safety to yield their fruit. This
volumes of God's intention for us in the new Covenant. |