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VII. General Welfare Laws

“One feature of the Laws of Moses which sets them apart from the laws of nontheocratic nations is the attention given to protection of the weak, the poor, and the stranger.  In addition, there are various specific laws calling for acts of benevolence, special respect for particular persons, and care for human and animal life.”

A. Requirements for Benevolence

EXCESS CROPS FOR POOR   Leviticus 19:9,10; 23:22

EXCESS CROPS FOR OTHERS   Deuteronomy 24:19-22

LIMITATION ON RECIPIENT   Deuteronomy 23:24,25

MAINTAINING THE POOR   Leviticus 25:35-38

B. Duties of Respect and Support
1. Parents

“At the heart of any society is the family, and at the heart of the family is the parent-child relationship.  In order to insure both financial support and proper attitudes in this important family responsibility, children are commanded to honor their parents.”

PARENTAL HONOR COMMANDED   Deuteronomy 5:16

RESPECT FOR PARENTS   Leviticus 19:3a

REBELLIOUS SON   Deuteronomy 21:18-21

2. Elderly

RESPECT FOR AGED   Leviticus 19:32

3. Widows and Orphans

CARE FOR SURVIVORS   Exodus 22:22-24

4. Strangers

CONCERN FOR FOREIGNERS   Exodus 22:21; 23:9/Leviticus 19:33,34

LAW SAME FOR FOREIGNERS   Leviticus 24:22

5. Deaf and Blind

RESPECT FOR HANDICAPPED   Leviticus 19:14

6. Neighbors

SLANDER PROHIBITED   Leviticus 19:16

SECOND LAW OF LOVE   Leviticus 19:17,18

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE   Exodus 23:4,5/Deuteronomy 22:1-4

“To insure respect for all that belongs to one’s neighbor, the last of the Ten Commandments prohibits even the kind of attitude which would lead to any wrongful acquisition from a neighbor.”

COVETING PROHIBITED   Deuteronomy 5:21

C. Treatment of Animals

PROPER FEEDING   Deuteronomy 25:4

RESPECT FOR BIRDS   Deuteronomy 22:6,7

VIII. Rules of Warfare
A. Preparation for Battles

PRIEST TO GIVE COURAGE   Deuteronomy 20:1-4

SELECTING THE SINGLE-MINDED   Deuteronomy   20:5-9

B. Rules of Siege

DISTANT CITIES   Deuteronomy 20:10-15

CANAANITE CITIES   Deuteronomy 20:16-18

TREES TO BE SPARED   Deuteronomy 20:19,20

C. Camp Regulations

PURITY IN CAMP   Deuteronomy 23:9

NOCTURNAL UNCLEANNESS   Deuteronomy 23:10,11

SANITARY REGULATIONS   Deuteronomy 23:12-14

D. Soldiers and Marriage

(EXEMPTION FROM SERVICE)   (Deuteronomy 24:5)

(MARRYING CAPTIVES)   (Deuteronomy 21:10-14)

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
B. Dietary Regulations

“Animals are divided into categories of ‘clean’ and ‘unclean,’ indicating whether or not it is acceptable for the Israelites to eat them.  A creature may be ‘unclean’ because it has unsanitary contact with that which is putrefied; because it is associated with objectionable living habits; because it is unhealthful for human consumption; or perhaps because it is a creature typically used in pagan worship.  The eating of blood is particularly prohibited because blood represents all life, and because it is used to seek atonement for sin.”

1. Clean and Unclean Creatures

UNCLEANNESS PROHIBITS EATING   Leviticus 11;46,47

CLEAN ANIMALS   Leviticus 11:1-3/Deuteronomy 14:3-5

UNCLEAN ANIMALS   Leviticus 11:4-8/Deuteronomy 14:6-8

FISH   Leviticus 11:9-12/Deuteronomy 14:9,10

BIRDS   Leviticus 11:13-19/Deuteronomy 14:11-18

INSECTS   Leviticus 11:20-23/Deuteronomy 14:19,20

GROUND CREATURES   Leviticus 11:41-45

CONTACT WITH UNCLEAN   Leviticus 11:24-28

CONTACT WITH GROUND CREATURES   Leviticus 11:29-38

CALL FOR HOLINESS   Leviticus 20:25-26

2. Dead Animals

DEAD ANIMALS UNCLEAN   Leviticus 11:39,40

EATING PROHIBITED   Deuteronomy 14:21a

3. Killed Animals

KILLED ANIMALS UNCLEAN   Leviticus 17:15,16

EATING PROHIBITED   Exodus 22:31

4. Blood and Fat

BLOOD PROHIBITED   Leviticus 17:10-14, 7:26,27, 19:26a/Deuteronomy 12:16, 12:23-25

FAT PROHIBITED   Leviticus 7:22-25

5. Meat and Milk

BOILING GOAT IN MILK   Exodus 23:19b, 34:26b/Deuteronomy 14:21b

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
V. Marriage, Divorce, and Sexual Relations
A. Marriage

“Modern notions of proper marriage relations do not necessarily reflect the custom and laws of the Israelites.  Most noticeable is the tacitly permitted practice of polygamy in the ancient law.  In centuries to come most societies, both religious and secular, will generally disapprove of the practice.

The marriage relationship is assumed to be permanent in nature and necessary for the establishment of certain rights and for the legitimacy of sexual relations (and for having offspring therefrom.)”

MARRYING A CAPTIVE WOMAN   Deuteronomy 21:10-14

FIRST-YEAR FREEDOM   Deuteronomy 24:5

IF VIRGINITY DOUBTED   Deuteronomy 22:13-21

B. Divorce

“The Israelites are taught the seriousness and finality of a dissolved marriage.  Later Scripture indicates that any ease of divorce under the Laws of Moses may be merely a concession on God’s part at this time.”

FINALITY OF DIVORCE   Deuteronomy 24:1-4

C. Sexual Violations
1. Introduction

CONTRAST WITH PAGANS   Leviticus  18:1-5

2. Adultry

“At the heart of the marriage relationship is the idea of faithfulness to the vows of commitment.  Faithfulness is important both in marriage ind in the people’s relationship with God.  Their unfaithfulness to God is considered spiritual adultery.  Breach of the marriage vow by sexual relations with a person other than one’s spouse is so serious that it is prohibited by one of the ten basic commandments.”

ADULTERY PROHIBITED  Deuteronomy 5:18

LAW AGAINST ADULTERY   Leviticus 18:20

PENALTY FOR ADULTERY   Leviticus 20:10/Deuteronomy 22:22

ADULTERY WITH ONE BETROTHED   Deuteronomy 22:23,24

WHERE BETROTHED IS SLAVE   Leviticus 19:20-22

TEST OF ADULTERY   Numbers 5:11-31

3. Fornication

“Sexual relations between unmarried persons may result in certain adverse consequences.  As noted previously, the woman’s lack of virginity at the time of marriage can subject her to punishment.”  (See Deuteronomy 22:13-21)

4. Prostitution

“Prohibition of sexual relations given in exchange for money concerns not only the unapproved sexual activity itself, but also forbidden participation in pagan cult worship, in which prostitution by both men and women is commonplace.”

EVIL OF PROSTITUTION   Leviticus 19:29

NO CULT PROSTITUTION   Deuteronomy 23:17,18

5. Incest

“Sexual activity between blood relatives and other near relatives is prohibited.  This is therefore the formal end of the early period during which extremely close relatives married each other, presumably for more rapid propagation of the human family.”

PARENTS   Leviticus 18:6-8/Deuteronomy 22:30

PENALTY   Leviticus 20:11

SISTER   Leviticus 18:9

HALF-SISTER   Leviticus 18:11

PENALTY   Leviticus 20:17

GRANDDAUGHTER   Leviticus 18:10

AUNT OR UNCLE   Leviticus 18:12-14

PENALTY   Leviticus 20:19,20

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW   Leviticus 18:15

PENALTY   Leviticus 20:12

SISTER-IN-LAW   Leviticus 18:16

PENALTY   Leviticus 20:21

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER   Leviticus 18:17

PENALTY   Leviticus 20:14

TWO SISTERS   Leviticus 18:18

6. Violation of Uncleanness

“Because a woman is considered ceremonially unclean during her menstrual period, sexual relations during that time are prohibited.”

MENSTRUAL INTERCOURSE   Leviticus 18:19

PENALTY   Leviticus 20:18

7. Homosexual Practices

HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT PROHIBITED   Leviticus 18:22

PENALTY   Leviticus 20:13

8. Bestiality

BESTIALITY PROHIBITED   Leviticus 18:23

PENALTY   Exodus 22:19/Leviticus 20:15,16

9. Conclusion

WARNING ABOUT SEXUAL SINS   Leviticus 18:24-30, 20:22,23

PEOPLE TO BE SEPARATE   Leviticus 20:24

D. Separation of Sexes

CLOTHES OF OPPOSITE SEX   Deuteronomy 22:5

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
IV. Personal Rights and Remedies

“Personal injuries, economic losses, and matters of inheritance are among the many matters of personal right and responsibilities included in this section of various civil laws.  These civil laws are designed to regulate daily activities in a fair manner for each citizen and to instill a sense of order throughout society.”

A. Restitution for Loss

WRONGFUL TAKING   Numbers 5:5-10

DISPUTED LOST PROPERTY   Exodus 22:9

BAILEE OF MONEY OR GOODS   Exodus 22:7,8

BORROWER’S RESPONSIBILITY   Exodus 22:14,15

B. Seduction

“In addition to the impropriety involved, there is an economic aspect to cases of seduction.”

COMPENSATION FOR VIRGIN   Exodus 22:16,17

C. Injuries and Damages

OPEN PITS   Exodus 21:33,34

DESTRUCTION BY FIRE   Exodus 22:6

CROP DAMAGE BY ANIMALS   Exodus 22:5

OX GORING PERSONS   Exodus 21:28

KNOWN DANGEROUS PROPENSITIES   Exodus 21:29-32

OX GORING ANIMALS   Exodus 21:35,36

KILLING ANIMAL   Leviticus 24:18, 24:21a

PREVENTION OF INJURY   Deuteronomy 22:8

D. Masters and Servants

PROMPT PAYMENT   Leviticus 19:13/Deuteronomy 24:14,15

ACQUIRING SLAVES   Leviticus 25:44-46

ESCAPED SLAVES   Deuteronomy 23:15,16

SEVEN-YEAR RELEASE   Deuteronomy 15:12-18

RELEASE WITH FAMILY   Exodus 21:1-6

RELEASE OF WOMEN SLAVES   Exodus 21:7-11

(RELEASE AFTER MAIMING)   Exodus 21:26,27

E. Credit, Interest, and Collateral

CHARGING INTEREST   Deuteronomy 23:19,20

POOR PROTECTED   Exodus 22:25-27/Deuteronomy 24:12,13

NO MILL FOR PLEDGE   Deuteronomy 24:6

RETRIEVAL OF PLEDGE   Deuteronomy 24:10,11

(PLEDGE FROM WIDOW)   (Deuteronomy 24:17)

SEVEN-YEAR PLEDGE   Deuteronomy 15:1-5

LENDING TO OTHER NATIONS   Deuteronomy 15:6

OBLIGATION TO POOR   Deuteronomy 15:7-11

F. Contracts and Agreements

OATHS TO BE KEPT   Leviticus 19:12

AGREEMENTS TO BE HONORED   Numbers 30:1,2

VOW OF DAUGHTER   Numbers 30:3-5

VOW OF WHITE   Numbers 30:6-8

VOW OF WIDOW OR DIVORCEE   Numbers 30:9-12

HUSBAND’S LIABILITY   Numbers 30:13-16

G. Weights and Measures

DEALINGS TO BE HONEST   Leviticus 19:11

PROPER MEASUREMENTS   Leviticus 19:35-37

PROPER WEIGHTS   Deuteronomy 25:13-16

H. Inheritance
1. Right of Firstborn

DOUBLE PORTION DUE   Deuteronomy 21:15-17

2. Levirate Marriage

“When a man dies childless, his brother is to take the widow as a wife and to father a child in his brother’s name.  That first child will receive the deceased brother’s inheritance, while any other children of the union will inherit through their natural father.”

BROTHER’S OBLIGATION   Deuteronomy 25:5,6

IF BROTHER REFUSES   Deuteronomy 25:7-10

E. Case of Zelophehad’s Daughters

“Moses is approached by the daughters of a man who had died without any sons to inherit a portion of the promised land.  Concerned about loss of family possessions, the daughters ask that land be assigned to the family through them.  Moses agrees, but limits their marriages to men within the same tribe so that their inheritance will not be transferred to another tribe.  The case does indicate something of the status of women in a predominantly male-oriented society.”

DAUGHTERS SEEK INHERITANCE   Numbers 27:1-4

ORDER OF INHERITANCE   Numbers 27:5-11

PROBLEM IF DAUGHTERS MARRY   Numbers 36:1-4

MUST MARRY WITHIN TRIBE   Numbers 36:5-9

DAUGHTERS COMPLY   Numbers 36:10-13

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
III. Laws of Special Crimes

“In the theocracy of Israel, there are many offenses punishable by death which do not fall within traditional crime categories, and offenses which fall within traditional crime categories which are not punishable by death.  There is no punishment by imprisonment at all.  Theft, for example, is punished by a form of fine and restitution.  (Therefore the special crimes category set forth below is arbitrarily based upon more traditional classifications of offenses.)

To insure respect for human life, the most basic moral principle of life is given.”

A. Crimes Against the Person
1. Homicide

PREMEDITATED MURDER   Exodus 21:12-14/Leviticus 24:17, 24:21b

INTENTIONAL MURDER   Numbers 35:20,21

MURDER BY INSTRUMENT   Numbers 35:16-19

ONE WITNESS INSUFFICIENT   Numbers 35:29,30

NO RANSOM FOR MURDERER   Numbers 35:31

REASON FOR DEATH PENALTY   Numbers 35:33,34

CRIME PREVENTION DEFENSE   Exodus 22:2,3a

MANSLAUGHTER   Numbers 35:22-25

INNOCENT HOMICIDE   Deuteronomy 19:4-6

CITIES OF REFUGE   Numbers 35:9-15

THREE CITIES IN CANAAN   Deuteronomy 19:1-3

PROVISION FOR MORE CITIES   Deuteronomy 19:7-10

RISK OUTSIDE CITIES   Numbers 35:26-28

CITIES NOT FOR MURDERERS   Deuteronomy 19:11-13

NO RANSOM FOR MANSLAYER   Number 35:32

2. Fetal Interference

PREMATURE BIRTH   Exodus 21:22

PROPORTIONAL PUNISHMENT   Exodus 21:23-25

3. Kidnapping

KIDNAPPING PROHIBITED   Exodus 21:16

SPECIAL REGULATION   Deuteronomy 24:7

4. Mayhem

DISFIGUREMENT   Leviticus 24:19,20

MAIMING OF SLAVE   Exodus 21:26,27

5. Rape

RAPE OF BETROTHED   Deuteronomy 22:25-27

WHEN NOT BETROTHED   Deuteronomy 22:28,29

6. Assault

STRIKING PARENT   Exodus 21:15

PERMANENT INJURY   Exodus 21:18,19

SURVIVING SLAVE   Exodus 21:20,21

INTERFERENCE BY WOMAN   Deuteronomy 25:11,12

B. Crimes Against Property

“A person’s property is also to be respected.”

STEALING PROHIBITED   Deuteronomy 5:19

1. Theft of Personal Property

PENALTY   Exodus 22:3b

THEFT OF ANIMALS   Exodus 22:1,4

2. Theft of Real Property

REMOVING LANDMARKS   Deuteronomy 19:14

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
II. Laws of Government

“In a theocracy, there is a minimum of legislative or administrative function.  The ruler is God, and it is he who determines the nation’s laws, as well as the people’s direction — politically, militarily, and economically.

It is of great interest that God should anticipate the people’s desire for a king in future years and actually provide certain guidelines at this early time.”

A. Concerning a King

SELECTION OF KING   Deuteronomy 17:14,15

RESTRICTIONS ON KING   Deuteronomy 17:16,17

KING TO SERVE UNDER LAW   Deuteronomy 17:18-20

B. Respect for Rulers

“Whether it be a future king or a present leader at any lesser level, the people are to show proper respect for God’s chosen representatives.”

ATTITUDE TOWARDS RULERS   Exodus 22:28b

C. The Judicial System

“A nation of laws must have courts, judges, and established rules of procedure.  As the nation moves toward a more stabilized government God provides for a more formal judicial structure.”

1. Establishment of Courts

APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES   Deuteronomy 16:18

COURTS OF APPEALS   Deuteronomy 17:8,9

CONTEMPT OF COURT   Deuteronomy 17:10-13

(LEADERS AS JUDGES)   Deuteronomy 1:9-18

2. Fairness and Justice

BRIBES   Exodus 23:8

PARTIALITY   Exodus 23:3,6/Leviticus 19:15

JUSTICE FOR DISADVANTAGED   Deuteronomy 24:17,18

IMPORTANCE OF JUSTICE   Deuteronomy 16:19,20

3. Witnesses

“The truthfulness of those who would testify against others is so central to honesty and justice that it is required as one of the ten basic commandments.”

PERJURY PROHIBITED   Deuteronomy 5:20

FAIR TESTIMONY   Exodus 23:1,2

FALSE CHARGES   Exodus 23:7

PENALTY FOR FALSE CHARGES   Deuteronomy 19:16-21

NUMBER OF WITNESSES   Deuteronomy 19:15

4. Punishment

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY   Deuteronomy 24:16

LIMIT TO BEATINGS   Deuteronomy 25:1-3

BURYING HANGED CRIMINAL   Deuteronomy 21:22, 23

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
K. Rules for the Priests

“At the heart of the worship rituals is the office of the priest.  In order that the many sacrifices and offerings be holy unto God, the priests themselves must be holy.”

DEFILEMENT FOR DEAD   Leviticus 21:1-4

HOLY APPEARANCE   Leviticus 21:5,6

NONAPPROVED MARRIAGES   Leviticus 21:7,8

HARLOT DAUGHTERS   Leviticus 21:9

RULES FOR HIGH PRIEST   Leviticus 21:10-15

BLEMISHED NOT TO SERVE   Leviticus 21:16-24

UNCLEAN NOT TO TOUCH HOLY   Leviticus 22:1-9

OUTSIDER NOT TO EAT   Leviticus 22:10-16

L. The Sabbatical Year

“In addition to the weekly Sabbath for rest and worship, there is also to be a rest for the land on each seventh year.”

SABBATH REST FOR LAND   Leviticus 25:1-7

PROVISION FOR POOR AND ANIMALS   Exodus 23:10,11

M. Year of Jubilee

“Every 50 years there is to be a special yearlong Jubilee, beginning on the Day of Atonement with the solemn blowing of trumpets.  It is to be a holy year, like the Sabbatical year, in which the land is to lie fallow.  One of the most remarkable features of the Jubilee is the concept of redemption, in which inheritances are restored, slaves are set free, and property formerly sold may be either repurchased or automatically returned.  It is both a nobly humanitarian provision and a foretaste of even greater spiritual redemption in the era of the Messiah.”

FIFTIETH YEAR FOR LIBERTY   Leviticus 25:8-10

TO BE HOLY YEAR   Leviticus 25:11,12

PURCHASE OF PROPERTY   Leviticus 25:13-17

BOUNTIFUL SIXTH YEAR   Leviticus 25:18-22

NO LAND IN PERPETUITY   Leviticus 25:23,24

REDEMPTION OF PROPERTY   Leviticus 25:25-28

REGARDING HOUSES   Leviticus 25:29-31

RULES FOR LEVITES   Leviticus 25:32-34

RELEASE OF SERVANTS   Leviticus 25:39-43

REDEMPTION OF SERVANTS   Leviticus 25:47-55

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
5. Guilt Offerings

“In any case of sin or offense a guilt (or trespass) offering is to be made to atone for the sin.  Where monetary damages can be assessed, there is also the idea of restitution, in which value is given over and above the damage inflicted.”

SINS OF OMISSION   Leviticus 5:14-16

SINS OF COMMISSION   Leviticus 5:17-19

FRAUD OR THEFT   Leviticus 6:1-7

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRIESTS   Leviticus 7:1-10

CONCLUSION TO MAIN OFFERINGS   Leviticus 7:37,38

6. Special Offerings

OFFERING ON THE SABBATH   Numbers 28:9,10

OFFERING ON EACH MONTH   Numbers 28:11-15

OFFERING FOR UNKNOWN MURDERER   Deuteronomy 21:1-9

7. Rules Pertaining to Offerings

ACCEPTABLE OFFERINGS   Leviticus 22:17-25/Deuteronomy 17:1

CONCERN FOR ANIMALS   Leviticus 22:26-28

PERIOD OF EATING   Leviticus 22:29,30

NO LEAVENED BREAD   Exodus 23:18, 34:25

J. Other Rituals

OIL FOR LAMPS CONTINUALLY   Leviticus 24:1-4

SHOWBREAD ON SABBATH   Leviticus 24:5-9

AARONIC BENEDICTION   Numbers 6:22-27

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
H. The Special Festivals

THREE FESTIVALS APPOINTED   Exodus 23:14-17, 34:23

ALTERNATE NAMES FOR FESTIVALS   Deuteronomy 16:16,17

PROMISE FOR OBSERVANCE   Exodus 34:24

1. Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread    1st Month, 14th-21st Days (March-April)

“Passover memorializes the freeing of the Israelites from their Egyptian bondage, when death passed over the land and killed the firstborn of all but the Israelites.  The weeklong Festival of Unleavened Bread which follows is a commemoration of the exodus itself  The Passover meal includes lamb, representing the passover lamb; unleavened bread, representing purity; and bitter herbs, representing the horrors of bondage.”

WHAT PASSOVER SIGNIFIES   Exodus 34:18/Deuteronomy 16:1-7

PENALTY FOR NOT OBSERVING   Numbers 9:13

APPLICATION TO GUESTS   Numbers 9:14

OBSERVING UNLEAVENED BREAD   Leviticus 23:4-8/Numbers 28:16,17/Deuteronomy 16:8

OFFERINGS   Numbers 28:18-25

2. Festival of Weeks (Harvest or Firstfruits)     3rd Month, 6th Day  (May-June)

“the second major festival takes place seven weeks following the Festival of Unleavened Bread.  Hence the name by which it is presently called, the Festival of Weeks, and the name by which it will one day be called, Pentecost (meaning 50).  Although closely associated with a time of agricultural harvest, it foreshadows various spiritual “firstfruits” in which believers in God will be “harvested.”

TIME FOR FESTIVAL   Deuteronomy 16:9-12

WAVE OFFERING   Exodus 34:22/Leviticus 23:9-14

OFFERINGS FROM LEVITICUS   Leviticus 23:15-21

OFFERINGS FROM NUMBERS   Numbers 28:26-31

3. Festival of Trumpets    7th Month, 1st Day  (September-October)

“Shortly before the third major festival, the Israelites are to celebrate one of less significance, known as the Festival of Trumpets.  It takes place on the first day of the seventh month according to the religious calendar.  And because that month is the first month on the civil calendar, it is a new year’s celebration as well, modernly called Rosh Hashanah.”

FESTIVAL AND OFFERINGS   Leviticus 23:23-25/Numbers 29:1-6

4. Day of Atonement    7th Month, 10th Day  (September-October)

“God called for an annual Day of Atonement, just before the Festival of Tabernacles or Ingathering.  The Day of Atonement was established when Aaron was the high priest, but will continue until even modern times, in which it is celebrated as Yom Kippur.  It is the only day upon which the Israelites are commanded to fast.  Its great significance lies in the confession of sins and the sending out of the scapegoat for atonement.”

PRIEST IN HOLY PLACE   Leviticus 16:1-5

TWO GOATS   Leviticus 16:6-10

SIN OFFERING FOR PRIEST   Leviticus 16:11-14

SIN OFFERING FOR PEOPLE   Leviticus 16:15-17

BLOOD OF BULL AND GOAT   Leviticus 16:18,19

CONFESSION OVER SCAPEGOAT   Leviticus 16:20-22

PURIFICATION FOLLOWING RITE   Leviticus 16:23-28

DAY TO BE ANNUAL   Leviticus 16:29-34

TO BE DAY OF FASTING   Leviticus 23:26-32

SPECIAL OFFERING   Numbers 29:7-11

5. Festival of Tabernacles (Booths or Ingathering)    7th Month, 15th-21st Days  (September-October)

“The final festival is known as the Festival of Tabernacles (or Booths) as a solemn reminder of Israel’s wandering in the wilderness in punishment for its sin of disbelief.  During the week of celebration the Israelites are to live in tents or shelters made of tree branches.  This festival is associated with a time of harvest and thus is alternately known as the Festival of Ingathering.”

SEVEN-DAY FESTIVAL   Leviticus 23:33-36

TAKING OF BRANCHES   Leviticus 23:39-41

DWELLING IN SHELTERS   Leviticus 23:42,43

OFFERINGS FOR FESTIVAL   Numbers 29:12-38

FESTIVAL TO BE JOYFUL   Deuteronomy 16:13-15

CONCLUSION TO THE FESTIVALS   Leviticus 23:37,38,44/Numbers 29:39,40

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
B. Laws Against False Spiritualists

WITCHCRAFT AND DIVINATION   Leviticus 19:26b,19:31,20:6-8/Deuteronomy 18:9-14

DEATH FOR SORCERY   Exodus 22:18

DEATH FOR SPIRITUALISTS   Leviticus 20:27

FALSE PROPHETS AND DREAMERS   Deuteronomy 13:1-5

MESSIAH TO BE TRUE PROPHET   Deuteronomy 18:15-19

TEST OF FALSE PROPHETS   Deuteronomy 18:20-22

C. Laws Regarding Blasphemy

“Respect for the Sovereign of the universe is of utmost importance.”

REVERENCE FOR GOD COMMANDED   Deuteronomy 5:11

REVILING GOD   Exodus 22:28a

CASE OF BLASPHEMY   Leviticus 24:10-16,23

D. Laws Requiring Dedications

“God gives various laws demanding gifts of both the first and the best things.  These gifts are to be used to support the spiritual work of the priests and Levites, and to assist in benevolence for those who have special needs.”

FIRSTBORN FOR GOD   Exodus 22:29b,30

PROPER SUBSTITUTES   Exodus 34:19,20

FIRST CROPS FOR GOD   Exodus 22:29a

FIRSTFRUITS FOR GOD   Exodus 23:19a, 34:26a

FIRSTBORN ANIMALS   Deuteronomy 15:19-23

E. Laws Requiring Tithing

TITHES FOR PRIESTS   Deuteronomy 18:1-5

PORTION FOR LEVITES   Deuteronomy 18:6-8

YEARLY PRODUCE TITHE   Deuteronomy 14:22-27

TRIENNIAL PRODUCE TITHE   Deuteronomy 14:28, 29

F. Special Instructions for Conquest

SPECIAL DEDICATION OF FRUITS   Deuteronomy 26:1-4

DEDICATION FOR REMEMBRANCE   Deuteronomy 26:5-11

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING   Deuteronomy 26:12-15

REGARDING FRUIT TREES   Leviticus 19:23-25

G. Law of the Sabbath

“The first and foremost day of worship, the Sabbath, is commanded no less than 12 times throughout the giving of the laws.  It is symbolic of the day upon which God rested after creation, and a reminder that no day of rest was permitted when the Israelites were in Egyptian bondage.”

SABBATH REST COMMANDED   Exodus 23:12, 35:1,2/Leviticus 19:3b/Deuteronomy 5:12-15

SYMBOL OF COVENANT   Exodus 31:16,17

DAY TO HONOR SANCTUARY   Leviticus 19:30, 26:2

DAY FOR HOLY CONVOCATION   Leviticus 23:1-3

NO FIRE ON SABBATH   Exodus 35:3

PLOWING AND HARVEST   Exodus 34:21

DEATH FOR BREACH OF SABBATH   Exodus 31:12-15

CASE OF PUNISHMENT   Numbers 15:32-36

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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