Leviticus 27

Notes (NET Translation) The sanctuary needed funds to operate. This chapter describes how such funds were raised through voluntary votive offerings (Deut 23:22-23). Rash vows are to be avoided (Eccl 5:4-5; Prov 20:25). It may well be part of the purpose of this chapter to discourage rash swearing by fixing a relatively high price for…

Leviticus 26

Notes (NET Translation) 1 “‘You must not make for yourselves idols, so you must not set up for yourselves a carved image or a pillar, and you must not place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down before it, for I am the LORD your God. 2 You must keep my Sabbaths and…

Leviticus 25

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai: 2 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them, ‘When you enter the land that I am giving you, the land must observe a Sabbath to the LORD. 3 Six years you may sow your field, and six years you may prune your vineyard…

Leviticus 24

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD spoke to Moses: 2 “Command the Israelites to bring to you pure oil of beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually. “Pure” refers to the purity of the ingredients. Verse 3 makes it explicit that the lamp burned from evening until morning. The lamp did…

Leviticus 23

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD spoke to Moses: 2 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them, ‘These are the LORD’s appointed times which you must proclaim as holy assemblies — my appointed times: The Sabbaths and festivals that follow are to be observed by all the Israelites, not just the priests. The sanctity of…

Leviticus 22

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The Lord spoke to Moses: 2 “Tell Aaron and his sons that they must deal respectfully with the holy offerings of the Israelites, which they consecrate to me, so that they do not profane my holy name. I am the Lord. 3 Say to them, ‘Throughout your generations, if any man…

Leviticus 21

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD said to Moses: “Say to the priests, the sons of Aaron – say to them, ‘For a dead person no priest is to defile himself among his people, 2 except for his close relative who is near to him: his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, his brother,…