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2017 April 13

Adoration of the Shepherds (c. 1668)
Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682)
Baroque Style
Wallace Collection, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no days will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Leviticus 1, after the Tabernacle was set up and the glory of the LORD appeared in it, the LORD called to Moses out of the Tabernacle and gave the laws concerning the sacrificial system. He began by stating that an offering of livestock could be from the herd or the flock (1-2).
     If the offering was a burnt offering from the herd, it should be an unblemished male. It should be voluntary. It was to be brought to the door of the Tabernacle. The one who made the sacrifice was to put his hand upon the head of the animal; and it would make an atonement (a "covering" or a "cancellation") for him. He was to kill it in the presence of the priests; and the priests would sprinkle its blood on the altar which was near the door of the Tabernacle. The offering would then be cut into pieces. Then a fire was to be started on the altar; wood would be laid down in an orderly fashion on the fire, followed by the parts of the sacrificed animal, including the head and the fat. But the entrails and the legs should first be washed in water, then laid on the wood. Everything should then be burned on the altar as a burnt sacrifice with a pleasing aroma to the LORD (3-9).
      If an offering came from the flocks, such as a sheep or a goat, it should be unblemished, as was the herd animal. It should be killed on the north side of the altar. The priests would sprinkle its blood against the sides of the altar. It then would be cut in pieces, with the head and fat placed on the wood on the altar. The entrails and legs would be washed and placed with the other parts on the altar. All would be burned as a pleasing aroma to the LORD (10-13).
     If the burnt offering was of birds, it could be turtledoves or pigeons. Its head would be twisted off; its blood was drained on the side of the altar; and its crop and contents would be cast aside into the ash heap. It would then be torn open by its wings, but not torn asunder. The priest would then place it on the wood and burn it as a pleasing aroma to the LORD (14-17).
     [ Sermons: William Still. J Ligon Duncan III. Various. ]
     [ Illustration: The painting above depicts (deliberately, perhaps) all of the sacrifices which were wholly dedicated to God. Three of these (the cow on the right, the lamb in the middle near the manger, and the doves in the basket at the upper left) are mentioned in Leviticus chapter one as offerings which were suitable for the holocaust (the "wholly-burnt") offering. The fourth is Christ who lived wholly for God and gave his life completely for the redemption of those who believe. The other three are types of Christ (Hebrews 10:5-10,14). ]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Leviticus 1: [1] Exodus 40:34-38. [3-17] Leviticus 6:8-13; Leviticus 7:8; 1 Peter 1:19. -- From Personal Research ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Pentateuch Detailed Outline:

Genesis Detailed Outline:

Exodus Detailed Outline:

Leviticus Detailed Outline

Old Testament Offerings Chart

Leviticus 1


1. Promised (Covenanted) Deliverance [cf., Ge 15:16] - (Ex 1:1 - Ex 18:27)

{Pentateuch Outline: Section 13. Generations of Levi - Ex 6:14 - Nu 2:34) - 1446 - 1445 B.C. Egypt & Sinai}

2. Promised (Covenanted) Instruction (Ex 19:1 - Nu 2:34) - 1446 - 1445 B.C. Sinai, which,
in Exodus = Instruction for the People in General (or "THE VISITS") (Ex 19:1 - Ex 40:38) - 1446 - 1445 B.C. Sinai

1. Laws for Tabernacle Service (Lv 1:1 - Lv 10:20) - 1445 B.C. Sinai

     1 And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.
     3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD. 4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. 5 And he shall kill the bullock [a son of the herd] before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 6 And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces. 7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order [arrange the wood] upon the fire: 8 And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: 9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
     10 And if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it a male without blemish. 11 And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar. 12 And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat: and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: 13 But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
     14 And if the burnt offering for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons. 15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar: 16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes: 17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

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