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To: absolootezer0; dennisw
leviticus says no to alot of things. as does most of the rest of the pentetuch. how many of those old laws do you hold to, and how many do you ignore?

Most people seem to view Leviticus as a list of rules, when in reality it is a highly articulated code.

Some of its laws are of universal application, some are applied to very distinct situations and circumstances.

54 posted on 07/28/2008 7:26:43 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

Wikipedia -—priestly code

The first 16 chapters and the last chapter of the book describe the Priestly Code, detailing ritual cleanliness, sin-offerings, and the Day of Atonement, including Chapter 12 which mandates male circumcision.[1] Chapters 17-26 describe the holiness code, including the injunction in chapter 19 to love one’s neighbor as oneself.[2] Among its many prohibitions, the book uses the word “abomination” 16 times, including dietary restrictions prohibiting shellfish, certain fowl, and “Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination”(chapter 11); and sexual restrictions, prohibiting adultery, incest, and lying “with mankind, as with womankind” (chapter 18, see also chapter 20); the book similarly prohibits eating pork and rabbits because they are “unclean.”[3] The rules in Leviticus are generally addressed to the descendants of Israel, except for example the prohibition in chapter 20 against sacrificing children to rival god Molech, which applies equally to “the strangers that sojourn in Israel”.[4]

According to tradition, Moses authored all five books of the Torah. According to the documentary hypothesis, Leviticus derives almost entirely from the priestly source (P), marked by emphasis on priestly concerns, composed c 550-400 BC, and incorporated into the Torah c 400 BC.


109 posted on 07/28/2008 9:26:19 AM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: wideawake

Wikipedia -—priestly code

The first 16 chapters and the last chapter of the book describe the Priestly Code, detailing ritual cleanliness, sin-offerings, and the Day of Atonement, including Chapter 12 which mandates male circumcision.[1] Chapters 17-26 describe the holiness code, including the injunction in chapter 19 to love one’s neighbor as oneself.[2] Among its many prohibitions, the book uses the word “abomination” 16 times, including dietary restrictions prohibiting shellfish, certain fowl, and “Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination”(chapter 11); and sexual restrictions, prohibiting adultery, incest, and lying “with mankind, as with womankind” (chapter 18, see also chapter 20); the book similarly prohibits eating pork and rabbits because they are “unclean.”[3] The rules in Leviticus are generally addressed to the descendants of Israel, except for example the prohibition in chapter 20 against sacrificing children to rival god Molech, which applies equally to “the strangers that sojourn in Israel”.[4]

According to tradition, Moses authored all five books of the Torah. According to the documentary hypothesis, Leviticus derives almost entirely from the priestly source (P), marked by emphasis on priestly concerns, composed c 550-400 BC, and incorporated into the Torah c 400 BC.


110 posted on 07/28/2008 9:26:36 AM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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