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
Sacrifice system (1-7)
Instructions for offerings (7)
Ordination of priests (8-10)
Ordination of Aaron and his sons (8)
Dedication of the Tabernacle (9)
Consequent regulations for the priests (10)
Treatment of uncleanliness (11-15)
Clean and unclean animals (11)
Bodily uncleanness (12-15)
Day of Atonement regulations (16)
The Holiness Code (17-26)
Sacrifices and food (17)
Obedience to the Lord’s commands (18-22)
Acceptable worship (23-26)
Gifts and Tithes (27)
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.