Leviticus 17-18 — prohibitions against eating blood and perversion

The wording in this series of chapters differs from prior chapters. At this point, HaShem (the LORD) is addressing all the people, not just the priesthood.  There is an intriguing link between the elaborations on not eating blood in chapter 17 and then those on not having sexual relations with blood and close relatives in chapter 18.

Thought Questions

Why did HaShem not want the people to make sacrificial offerings to Him on their own?
What is the purpose of offering blood of an animal to HaShem?
What did HaShem tell us to do with the blood of animals we slaughter for food?
What does this chapter tell us about how to slaughter either our own animals or animals we hunt?
Why are most of the commandments addressed to men?
Why does HaShem repeat the phrase, “I am the LORD” so many times in Leviticus 18?
How does HaShem contrast the habits of the Egyptians and Canaanites to what He expects from His own people?
What is the difference between the sexual rulings mentioned in Lev. 18 v. Deut. 27?
What does HaShem want first, justice, love or mercy?
How does HaShem “clean” a land?

Speaker: Richard Agee. Reader: David De Fever.


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  1. Interesting post. I was reading “How To Be Perfect”, a book by Daniel Harrell. It is about one church’s experiment in living the Old Testament book of Leviticus. Taking Leviticus laws and trying to apply them to a modern-day world can be a daunting task. It is a good read

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