Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Leviticus, Day 3 Readings

The Day of Atonement and Personal Morality

Today's first reading describes the most important sacrifice of the year, on the Day of Atonement, when the high priest offers specific sacrifices on behalf of all the people and then may, for the only day of the year, enter the room in the Tabernacle where the Ark of the Covenant is kept.

Read Leviticus 16:1-34  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second selection offers a list of provisions and rules that are meant to instruct the Hebrews on the basic rules of how to live well before God and with each other.

Read Leviticus 19:1-37  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Leviticus 12-16 today.