Leviticus may not be the obvious first choice for Old Testament reading for the faithful today, but in this original translation Rev. Dr. John W. Kleinig makes a case for the fundamental importance of the Levitical codes of purity and holiness even in today’s church. God speaks in Leviticus to give Israel a divine service and a method to fruitfully receive God’s holiness through the sacrificial rites. Kleinig explores how each chapter of Leviticus finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ and the present worship live of the church. Using the method of ritual analysis, he examines the agents, enactment, and theological purpose of each of the Levitical laws.
- Pastoral advice on the usefulness of Leviticus for missionary work in animist cultures
- Emphasis on the sanctifying results of the ritual legislation, both in Israel and the divine service today
- Extensive structural analysis of each of the Levitical rituals
- The Manual of Offerings in Exodus 1-7:35
- The Inauguration of the Divine Service in Exodus 8-10:20
- The Manual for Purity in Exodus 11-15:33