Notes on Leviticus 11-13

Leviticus 11 is a list of animals that the children of Israel could and could not eat. It was actually a fairly extensive list. No camels, rabbits, shellfish, eels, snakes, insects, shrimp, ravens, owls, and many others. The one that hits home for me is no swine, because I am a filthy sausage and bacon … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 11-13

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Notes on Leviticus 8-10

When the blood is applied to the priests in Leviticus 8:23-26, it is placed on the right ear, right thumb, and great toe of the right foot. When reading this, I had to wonder what the significance of this was. So far, there is much speculation. I like the idea of Philo (1st century church … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 8-10

Notes on Leviticus 5-7

There are a variety of sins listed in Leviticus 5-7. These include touching unclean things, swearing (making a vow), consuming blood, lying to neighbors, and sinning out of ignorance of the law. Punishments range from animal sacrifice to death or exile. Most of the time, a burnt offering was required. The significance of this should … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 5-7

Notes on Leviticus 1-4

Leviticus is often cited as being the most boring, difficult to sift through book in all The Bible. It is a long series of laws written for the ancient Israelites. Christians often write this book off because it doesn’t pertain to us, while anti-Christians often cite this book for its seemingly bizarre rules on menstruation … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 1-4

Notes on Exodus 39-40

Exodus 39-40 is the completion of the priestly garments and tabernacle itself. As I have mentioned in my previous notes, the Levite ephod is covered in the same gemstones that one would find on a cherub. Thus, the Israelite high priest was decorated in the same fashion as the highest order of angels (see my … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 39-40

Notes on Exodus 36-38

Exodus 36-38 is the action of constructing the ark of the testimony/ark of the covenant/ark of the Lord/ ark of God/ holy ark/ art of thy strength/ ark of the Lord God (seven names; seven is the number of perfection. Hmm…), the tabernacle, and the various other tools and instruments that were laid out in … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 36-38

Notes on Exodus 33-35

God is still quite angry at the children of Israel in the beginning of Exodus 33. Moses once again tries to stand in for his people to assuage God’s anger. Notice that God gets angry. In our modern churches, we often hear only that “God is love,” which is true. God can also be anger, … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 33-35

Notes on Exodus 30-32

While Moses went up on the mountain to receive the tablet of testimonies, the Israelites started freaking out (Exodus 32). This happens to us all the time. We are waiting on God, and His answer seems to be taking too long for our liking. What do we do? We forget about Him and decide to … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 30-32

Notes on Exodus 28-29

Exodus 28-29 are seemingly monotonous chapters that describe the garments of priests and some rules on sacrificing animals. However, there are some interesting nuggets found within these passages. 1. Suiting up for the priesthood is similar to putting on the “whole armor of God” denoting that the priest was going to spiritual battle just as … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 28-29

Notes on Exodus 25-27

The “ark of the covenant” or ark of the testimony (Exodus 25:16) is one of the most amazing artifacts ever built by man. This 5x3x3 ft. box holds a pot of manna, the Tables of the Law (ten commandments), and Aaron’s rod that represent how God feeds the unsaved, convicts the unsaved, and provided the … Continue reading Notes on Exodus 25-27