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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 14

We are going to take a look at the concept of Lashon Hara (evil tongue) a little deeper. Keep in mind, this is going to be associated with Zara’at (leprosy) and the Metzora (the one with Zara’at). Lev 19.16 says

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 13

Ritual impurity prevents a person or object from coming into contact with the Mishkan/Temple and any items with a kedusha. Lev 11.1-8 teaches us about the clean (tahor) and unclean (tamai) four-legged creatures. Lev 11.9-12 tells us about the clean

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 12

Leviticus 11 is a very well known chapter. It tells us about the permissible and unpermissible creatures related to consumption. The terms “clean” (tahor) and “unclean” (tamai) are never used to describe physical uncleanness, but are related to the concept

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 11

Ezra 3.1-6 tells us that the korbanot that we have been looking at were reinstituted after the return from captivity. However, in Neh 7.64-65, some claimed to be kohanim but were unable to prove it. Having searched for verification and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 10

In Ezek 44.23 we learn that the priests had instruction to “teach my people the difference between the holy (kodesh) and the common (chol), and cause them to discern between the unclean (tamai) and the clean (tahor).” The priest was

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 9

The deep underlying objection to the korbanot comes from Greek and Roman ideology, not the Torah, which is given by God. Paganism, as we have already discussed in Concepts in Exodus, is man’s way of making sense of the world.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 8

We know studying the korbanot in Leviticus can be tedious at times, but they are very important to understand and that is why we are going over them here. This is only a basic study but it can be full

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 7

When more than one kind of korban was presented (Num 7.16-17) the procedure was usually as follows: the sin offering (chatat) or guilt offering (asham); the burnt offering (olah); the peace offering (shelem) and the grain offering (minchah). This sequence

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 6

In the past, history has shown us that man has always had superiority and stature over the animal kingdom. But what about today? Many contend that man and animal are equal and that man does not have the superior status

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 5

The idea that sin affects the covenantal bond and defiles the Temple shows us an important concept related to the sin offering. The word in Hebrew for sin is “chatat” and the korban chatat is a way to “wash away”

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 4

We have seen that the Temple was a place where the covenantal relationship was seen, and there is no place in the Sanctuary that brings out this concept more than the Shulchan Ha Lechem Ha Pannim, or “The Table of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 3

The Bible is full of imagery on a variety of topics. It is our “tavnit” or blueprint. With that said, it is not surprising that we see the idea of a zevach as a covenantal meal there in Exo 24.3-11.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 2

What we are going to describe with the korbanot is what God calls “worship.” Abraham is going to Mount Moriah to offer a korban and says it is worship (Gen 22.5). Israel was to go three days into the wilderness

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Leviticus-Part 1

We are going to look at the Book of Leviticus and we are going to break down the study into the various Torah readings. We are going to go over many of the concepts in this book and we are

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Conclusion

The Passover in Egypt will be the first time Israel as a nation “served” God. And, this last plague involved them, too. They were not going to be exempted this time. The Lord is going to require Israel to take

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 92

The next plague is darkness. After that, Pharaoh wants to talk to Moses as usual and he says in Exo 10.24, “Go and serve Yehovah; only let your flocks and your herds be detained. Even your little ones may go

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 91

God says in Exo 10.1-2, “And Yehovah said to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart (kavedti ha lev) and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of mine among them, and that

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 90

Pharaoh was going to be a part of this revelation of Yehovah to the world from the beginning. Pharaoh isn’t really the center of all this, and Rabbi Fohrman implies that the Lord had an underlying message for Pharaoh here.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 89

Now we are going to take a look at the next plague of lice. Pharaoh’s magicians will try to mimic this plague but they will be unsuccessful. They could copy the others, but not this one. Exo 8.19 says, “And

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 88

Moses puts the truth out there in Exo 5.1. The creator God Yehovah is telling Pharaoh to let his people go because he wants to celebrate with them. Yehovah is God’s name and he is the creator. He expects Egypt

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