Thursday, September 25, 2014

Leviticus, Day 4 Readings

Annual Festivals and Sabbath Years

Today's first reading describes the most important festivals and holidays of each year.  Among them are Passover, Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (the festival of booths), still some of the most important holy days celebrated by Jews today.

Read Leviticus 23:1-44  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second selection also tells of special years in the Hebrew calendar, a Sabbath year every 7 years, and a special year of jubilee every 50.

Read Leviticus 25:1-35  (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 17-22 today.