Reading through the Book of Leviticus

“The central theme is that of the People being holy, set apart from all other tribes they would encounter on the way to the Holy Land and certainly all tribes and peoples they would discover in the Holy Land. It is their dedication to purity and holiness, and so to being God’s People that will win them the Holy Land…”

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Reading through the Book of Exodus

“…their reconciliation with God, through the priestly pleading of Moses, the first high-priest of the new religion, and about the beginning and detailed description of the cult of the Hebrews, which would end centuries later in the Jerusalem Temple…”

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Reading through the book of Genesis

“the Old Testament is the story of Israel’s ongoing struggle against polytheism and idolatry, and it is mostly a struggle with self. Because polytheism was the way of men everywhere then, as it very much is today, and increasingly so…”

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