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Posts from May 2020

Comparing Leviticus 20 and Leviticus 18

Leviticus 20 sounds a whole lot like Leviticus 18. In fact, most of the laws in Leviticus 20 are identical with those of the earlier chapter… with one major exception: the latter chapter includes the penalties associated with each law. Leviticus 18 says, “Don’t commit adultery” (vs 20). Leviticus 20 says, “Don’t commit adultery… and if you do, both offenders shall be put to death” (vs 10). And so on. Here’s a comparison showing the relationship between the two chapters: Lev…

Leviticus 19b – An Unmixed Mixture

God commanded the Israelites to “be holy, for I, the LORD your God am holy.”  To be holy means to be set apart unto God and away from the world.  One of the ways God had Israel demonstrated the nature of their “set-apartness” was to dress with only unmixed clothing: “[You shall not] wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material” (Lev 19:19c ESV). 100% cotton, 100% wool, 100% silk… it had to be 100% something.  The…