Leviticus | Bible Book Overview


Leviticus Pentateuch Bible Book Overview

Who? | Author & Audience

Moses wrote Leviticus for future generations to learn about God’s covenant with the Israelites.


When? | Dates

1730 B.C. to 1405 B.C.


Where? | Setting

Leviticus tells of the Israelites in Egypt, their journey out of Egypt, through the wilderness, and on to the conquest of Canaan.


What & Why? | Outline & Purpose

  1. Sacrifice system (Lev. 1-7)

  2. Offerings (Lev. 1-6)

  3. Instructions for offerings (Lev. 7)

  4. Ordination of priests (Lev. 8-10)

  5. Ordination of Aaron and his sons (Lev. 8)

  6. Dedication of the Tabernacle (Lev. 9)

  7. Consequent regulations for the priests (Lev. 10)

  8. Treatment of uncleanliness (Lev. 11-15)

  9. Clean and unclean animals (Lev. 11)

  10. Bodily uncleanness (Lev. 12-15)

  11. Day of Atonement regulations (Lev. 16)

  12. The Holiness Code (Lev. 17-26)

  13. Sacrifices and food (Lev. 17)

  14. Obedience to the Lord’s commands (Lev. 18-22)

  15. Acceptable worship (Lev. 23-26)

  16. Gifts and Tithes (Lev. 27)


Leviticus Pentateuch Bible Book Overview

How? | Application

  • Leviticus is the third book of the Pentateuch, and one of the five books of the Torah.

  • Ordination established for Christ to fulfill the Law.

  • Displays the faithfulness of God toward His people through all of history.

  • Reveals the holiness and love of God toward His people in ways not found anywhere else in scripture.

  • Learning the importance of knowing and applying God’s Law.

  • Learning about faithful obedience to God through cleanliness and worship.

  • Learning the importance of giving back to God.

  • Learning about the way to God and the walk with God.


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