Leviticus

Leviticus

Outline Of Leviticus

I. Types of Offerings (1:1—6:7).

        A. Burnt (1:1-17).

        B. Meal (2:1-16).

        C. Peace (3:1-17).

        D. Sin (4:1—5:13).

        E. Trespass (5:14—6:7).

II. Laws of the Offerings (6:8—7:38).

III. Consecration of the Priests (8:1—10:20).

        A. Investiture of the priests by Moses (8:1-36).

        B. Offerings presented by Aaron (9:1-24).

        C. Sacrilege of Aaron’s sons (10:1-20).

IV. Laws of Purity and Holiness (11:1—15:33).

        A. Clean and unclean foods (11:1-47).

        B. Uncleanness from childbirth (12:1-8).

        C. Leprosy (13:1—14:57).

        D. Uncleanness from bodily issues (15:1-33).

V. The Day of Atonement (16:1-34).

VI. Laws Concerning Sacrifice (17:1-16).

VII. Laws Concerning Personal Conduct (18:1—22:33).

        A. For the people (18:1—20:27).

        B. For the priests (21:1—22:33).

VIII. The Feasts of Jehovah (23:1-44).

IX. Instructions Concerning Lamps, Showbread, Blasphemy, etc. (24:1-23).

X. Sabbatic Year and jubilee (25:1-55).

XI. Blessings and Cursings (26:1-46).

XII.Vows and Tithes (27:1-34).

Old Testament (Genesis-Deuteronomy)

Lesson 1: Creation
Genesis 1:1-31
Golden Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17

      I. Creation; V. 1.

1. The Time, “Beginning;” Cp. John 1:1-3; Proverbs 8.

2. The Person—God. Cp. Colossians 1:16-18.

3. The Act—“Created.” Hebrews wd. “Bara” = to create out of nothing. This word is used three times in Genesis 1 and marks the introduction of three great spheres of existence, (1) Of matter, v. 1; (2) of animal life, v. 21; (3) of spirit, v. 21.

II. Chaos; V. 2. The earth not created so. Isaiah 45:18 (“Vain” = without form). It became without form and void—perhaps thru fall of Satan. Isaiah 14:12-17. Note the condition of the earth—typical of state of the unsaved today.

1. Formless. No aim, no object in life, no definiteness. Job 14:4; Eccl. 9:3; Jeremiah 16:12; Romans 8:5-8; Philippians 2:21; Isaiah 57:20.

2. Void—empty, dissatisfied. Cp. Psalm 94:11; Ecc. 1:13; 2:11; Acts 14:15-17; Galatians 6:7-8; Jeremiah 2:13.

3. Dark. Cp. John 1:5; 3:19, 20; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 1: 13; Acts 26:18; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4.

III. Restoration; Vs. 2-31. The stages of restoration illustrative of stages in new creation, or regeneration. John 3:3.

1. Chaos; V. 2. Cp. Psalms 14:2, 3; Isaiah 57:20; John 3:18-20; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10-19.

2. The Spirit’s moving; V. 2. Conviction. Cp. John 16:8-11; Acts 2:18, 37, etc.

3. Light; V. 3. Cp. John 8:12; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Peter 2:9; Psalm 119:130.

4. Division; Vs. 4-7. Cp. John 3:36; 7:43; 9:16; 10:19; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Leviticus 11:44-47.

Lectures On The Levitical Offerings Leviticus 1 to 7

By H. A. Ironside   Author of “Mysteries of God;” “Minor Prophets;” “Holiness: The False and the True;” “Sailing with Paul;” “Lectures on Daniel;” “Lectures on the Revelation” etc., etc First Edition, November 1929 Eleventh Printing, March 1982 Published By Loizeaux Brothers, Inc. Neptune, New Jersey ...

Lecture I The Burnt Offering

Read carefully Leviticus, chapters 1; 6: 8-13; 7 and 8; Deut. 33: 8-10; Psalm 40; Ephesians 5:1, 2. To many believers the theme of the burnt-offering is very familiar, but there are large numbers of God’s beloved people who have never carefully studied the marvelous types of the Person and work of Christ given us in the early chapters of Leviticus, where we have five distinct offerings, all setting forth various aspects of the work of the Cross and unfolding the glories of the Person who di...

Lecture II The Meal Offering

Read Leviticus, chaps. 2; 6:14-23; Psalm 16; John 6: 33c We have already noticed that the meal offering stands apart from the other four in that it was a bloodless offering. There was no life given up and yet part of it was burned upon the altar for a sweet savor. The name given to this particular oblation in the Authorized Version is meat offering, but we must remember that our forefathers used fee word “meat” for food, and not necessarily as synonymous with flesh. There was no flesh of ...

Lecture III The Peace Offering

Read Leviticus, chaps. 3; 7: 11-34; Ps. 85. The peace offering has a peculiar preciousness because of its unique character as an expression of fellowship with God based upon the work of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross. As already intimated, there can be no true communion with God if we ignore that finished work. The Unitarian may talk of enjoying fellowship with God, but he is simply mistaking religious emotions for spiritual communion, for the latter cannot exist apart from faith in the...

Lecture IV The Sin Offering

Read Leviticus, chaps. 4; 5:1-13; 6: 24-30; Psalm 22; 2 Cor. 5:21. We have already noticed that the bloody offerings are divided into two classes, sweet savor offerings and offerings for sin. The burnt offering and the peace offering are in the first class, the sin offering and the trespass offering in the second. The burnt offering was not brought because things had been going wrong; it was the expression of the offerer’s worship. He brought it to God as an evidence of the gratitude of his...

Lecture V The Trespass Offering

Read Leviticus 5: 14—6: 7; 7: 1-7; Ps. 69. The offering which we are now to consider presents what we might call the primary aspect of the work of the cross. It meets the awakened sinner as the answer to his fears, when troubled about his trespasses, anxiously inquiring, “How can I be saved from the legitimate consequences of my sins?” Every sin is an offence to the majesty of heaven. It is a trespass against the holy government of God, and righteousness demands that amends be made for ...

From the Editor’s Notebook: Pointers on the Pentateuch, Leviticus

From the Editor’s Notebook

W. Ross Rainey

Pointers on the Pentateuch

Leviticus: The Book of Holiness

Key Word: Holiness.

Message: Access to God.

Key Verses: 17:11 — “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” 19:2 — “Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy”. 20:26 — “And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

Introduction

The title Leviticus comes from the Septuagint, Levi pertaining to the priestly tribe of Israel. It is a book of ritual, not of history. The Law had been given from Mount Sinai and the Tabernacle established, the glory of the Lord having filled it. Thus, in this book, God no longer speaks from Sinai but from the Tabernacle. The Jews called it “Vayick-rah,” being the equivalent of the first three words of the book, “And He called” (1:1). Leviticus reveals the Lord’s call to holiness, the word “holiness” occurring 87 times, while “holy” and its cognates occur more than 150 times. The word “atonement” is found 45 times, Hebrew 9:22b serving as a good summary of the message of Leviticus: “and without shedding of blood is no remission.” In fact, the best commentary on the book is the Letter to the Hebrews.

G. Campbell Morgan said of Leviticus: “The holiness of God shines like a white, fearful light upon the whole book.”

Appendix

An appendix on the chief errors recently current on Atonement, 1. The Scapegoat. It is generally known that the Hebrew word so translated in the Authorised Version, but left by the Revisers untranslated, has been the occasion of keen debate among men of learning, Jews as well as Christians, though chiefly rationalists. Symmachus gives ἀπερχόμενος, and Aquila ἀπολυόμενος (or, as Montfaucon reads, ἀπολελυμένος); and the Vulgate follows, as...
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