Leviticus 21–25: On Sacred Time and Sacred Space (Bible Talk, Ep. 41)

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In the Old Testament, the Lord wants his people to be holy as he is holy (Lev. 20:26). That means sacred lives, but it also means he them to be marked of by sacred times and sacred places.

Alex chats with Jim and Sam about Leviticus 21–25.


3:19 / How are priests in Old Testament Israel different than priests today?

3:53 / What does the Lord require of those who serve as priests?

6:35 / Why is the Lord so concerned with the outward appearance of priests?

8:44 / Why are there so many details regulating what people can and cannot eat?

10:07 / Leviticus 22:32 reads, “And you shall not profane my holy name, that I may be sanctified among the people of Israel. I am the LORD who sanctifies you.” How should we understand this?

12:13 / What do the institutions of the Sabbath, Passover, and all the feasts have to do with sanctification?

14:30 / Why does Leviticus 24 jump to discussing various items in the tabernacle?

17:37 / Sam explains the significance of the lampstand and the bread in Leviticus 24.

20:49 / Sam provides commentary on the story in Leviticus 24:10-24, where the famous “eye for eye, tooth for tooth” saying comes from.

23:40 / What are the Sabbath year and the year of jubilee?

30:20 / Would it be wise for modern nation states to practice the type of economic procedure described in Leviticus 25?

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