Leviticus 22-23

Leviticus 21 & 22

  1. What words and expressions occur frequently, given the reason why these instructions are imposed? List some ways in which we ought to be showing similar concern.
  2. What can we learn here about the serious effects on our Christian lives of things that are apparently small, but spiritually unclean?

Leviticus 23

  1. List the feasts and note the general character of each. What did they have in common? And what were their differences?
  2. What are the New Testament parallels to the three main feasts and what is the significance of each? (a) The Passover. Cf. 1 Cor. 5:7, 8. (b) The Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost. Cf. Acts 2:1-4. (c) The Feast of Tabernacles, the final ingathering of the harvest, Cf. Rev. 7:9, 10.

Notes

  1. Verse 11. The sheaf of the first-fruits of the barley harvest waved on the morrow after the Sabbath points to Christ’s resurrection. Cf. 1 Cor. 15:23.
  2. Verse 16. ‘Fifty days’: hence the name ‘Pentecost’, i.e., the ‘fiftieth’ (day).
  3. Verse 17. ‘Two loaves of bread to be waved’: the first-fruits of the wheat harvest, representing the church of Christ in its first beginnings (John 12:24).
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