Rebecca McLaughlin is joined by Andrew Hile to discuss why the book of Leviticus is important and what we can learn from reading and studying it.
Questions Covered in This Episode:
- Where does Leviticus fit into the first five books of the Bible?
- When you see the stories in Exodus are you supposed to see them stacking onto the stories in Genesis?
- What purpose is Leviticus fulfilling for us?
- How do the categories “clean and unclean” operate in Leviticus?
- What was the sacrificial system about in its original context?
- Was Leviticus written to an audience outside of the priests who were enacting the laws?
- How do we understand Leviticus from a New Testament perspective and how do we view the sacrificial system?
- How did you become a follower of Jesus?
Andrew Hile grew up in Durban, South Africa and moved to Dayton, Ohio during highschool. In May 2022, he graduated from Harvard Divinity School with my master’s and, now, he is a doctoral student in Harvard’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, studying Hebrew Bible and Semitic languages. Andrew’s research centers on the composition, writing conventions, and scribal epistemologies behind ritual text production in ancient Israel.
- Genesis 2-3, Genesis 15, Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 10
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