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IX. Responsibilities Under the Laws
A. Obedience Enjoined

BASIS FOR OBEDIENCE   Leviticus 22:31-33

LAW NOT TO BE CHANGED   Deuteronomy 12:32

B. Duty to Promulgate

TASSELS OF REMEMBRANCE   Numbers 15:37-41/Deuteronomy 22:12

READING OF LAW REQUIRED   Deuteronomy 31:9-13

C. Blessings of Obedience

BLESSINGS ENUMERATED   Leviticus 26:3-13

D. Punishments for Disobedience

PUNISHMENTS ENUMERATED   Leviticus 26:14-39

EFFECTS OF REPENTANCE   Leviticus 26:40-42

CONCERN IN CAPTIVITY   Leviticus 26:43-45

E. Conclusion

EPILOGUE   Leviticus 26:46

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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.
VI. Health and Dietary Laws
A. Health Regulations

“In the Laws of Moses there is a close relationship between cleanliness and godliness.  Persons suffering from various bodily discharges and other illnesses — especially involving blemishes of the skin called leprosy — are considered ceremonially unclean as well.  Regulations for diagnosis and treatment are set out separately in this section.”

1. Leprosy

DIAGNOSIS OF LEPROSY   Leviticus 13:1-8

NONCONTAGIOUS LEPROSY   Leviticus 13:9-17

DIAGNOSIS OF BOILS   Leviticus 13:18-23

DIAGNOSIS OF BURNS   Leviticus 13:24-28

DIAGNOSIS OF ITCH   Leviticus 13:29-37

DIAGNOSIS OF SPOTS  Leviticus 13:38,39

DIAGNOSIS OF BALDNESS   Leviticus 13:40-44

RULES FOR THE SICK   Leviticus 13:45,46

MOLD IN GARMENTS   Leviticus 13:47-59

MOLD IN HOUSE   Leviticus 14:33-42

DESTRUCTION OF HOUSE   Leviticus 14:43-47

CLEANSING OF HOUSE   Leviticus 14:48-53

CONCLUSION   Leviticus 14:54-57

WARNING   Deuteronomy 24:8,9

2. Discharges

UNCLEANNESS OF MAN   Leviticus 15:1-12

EMISSION OF SEMEN   Leviticus 15:16-18

WOMAN’S MENSTRUAL DISCHARGE   Leviticus 15:19-24

WOMAN’S OTHER DISCHARGES   Leviticus 15:25-27

CONCLUSION   Leviticus 15:32,33

3. Isolation

UNCLEAN TO BE OUTSIDE CAMP   Numbers 5:1-4

CLEANLINESS AND GODLINESS   Leviticus 15:31

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.
O. Persons Excluded from the Congregation

“Certain persons are specifically excluded from the spiritual congregation, though they are apparently permitted to enjoy the covenant relationship and to observe the Sabbaths in personal worship.”

MUTILATED GENITALS   Deuteronomy 23:1

CHILDREN OF FORBIDDEN UNIONS   Deuteronomy 23:2

MOABITES AND AMMONITES   Deuteronomy 23:3-6

EDOMITES   Deuteronomy 23:7,8

P. The Nazirite Vow

“Just as there are individuals whom the congregation must set apart in a negative sense for the sake of maintaining purity, so there are those who have been set apart in a positive sense for work within the congregation.  The priests are set apart by heredity, and the prophets are chosen directly by God.  But there are also men and women who, for a given time, feel a special calling to be set apart or separated for particular devotion to God.  The Nazirite vow refers specifically to the fact of being set apart, and will be taken by at least three important historical figures in years to come.”

ABSTENTION FROM GRAPES   Numbers 6:1-4

HAIR NOT TO BE CUT   Numbers 6:5

NO CONTACT WITH DEAD   Numbers 6:6-8

INVOLUNTARY CONTACT   Numbers 6:9-12

COMPLETION OF VOW   Numbers 6:13-21

Q. Vows of Dedication

“A person might voluntarily dedicate himself or his possessions for the Lord’s work as a means of helping to support the financial needs of the tabernacle.  This is done through an act of redemption by placing a value upon the person or thing dedicated and giving the value as a donation.”

VALUATION OF PERSONS   Leviticus 27:1-8

VALUATION OF ANIMALS   Leviticus 27:9-13

VALUATION OF HOUSES   Leviticus 27:14,15

VALUATION OF LAND   Leviticus 27:16-25

NO VOW OF FIRST THINGS   Leviticus 27:26,27

NO VOW OF DEVOTED THINGS   Leviticus 27:28,29

NO VOW OF TITHES   Leviticus 27:30-34

FULFILLING VOWS   Deuteronomy 23:21-23

(POSSIBLE RENUNCIATIONS)   Numbers 30:1-16

R. Laws of Separation

“In all things the Israelites are to be holy, pure, and set apart from the people and practices of the nations around them.  To emphasize the idea of separateness, the Israelites are forbidden certain mixtures.”

PEOPLE TO BE HOLY   Leviticus 19:1,2

MIXTURE OF SEED   Leviticus 19:19b/Deuteronomy 22:9

MIXTURE IN PLOWING   Deuteronomy 22:10

MIXTURE OF MATERIAL   Leviticus 19:19c/Deuteronomy 22:11

MIXTURE IN BREEDING   Leviticus 19:19a

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
N. Purification

“Partially for purposes of maintaining proper health conditions, and partially for teaching proper personal conduct, but primarily for promoting the idea of holiness, the Laws of Moses designate certain types of ceremonial uncleanness.  A certain amount of overlapping must take place at this point.  Regulations pertaining primarily to ceremonial purification for uncleanness will be listed here, while other related regulations will be presented in other sections.”

1. After Childbirth

“This may be associated with the sin of Eve and its consequence of pain for all women giving birth.  Or it may be that in order to bring a new child into the human family without sin, the ‘vessel’ through which it comes must itself be made clean.  Certainly there is no hint that either the child, or even the act which brought about the birth, is itself unclean.”

UNCLEANNESS AFTER CHILDBIRTH   Leviticus 12:1-5

OFFERING FOR ATONEMENT   Leviticus 12:6-8

2. For Leprosy

“Generically refered to any number of skin diseases, molds, or defects in people, garments, or even houses.  While specific diagnosis and treatment is regulated in the health section, the various means of purifying the ceremonial uncleanness are now given.”

WEEK OF CLEANSING   Leviticus 14:1-9

OFFERINGS FOR ATONEMENT   Leviticus 14:10-20

OFFERINGS IF POOR   Leviticus 14:21-32

3. For Discharges

“Bodily discharges and emissions are set forth as forms of uncleanness, even if they issue involuntarily.  They may or may not have a direct relation to moral impurity, though many diseases are in fact the result of sin.  Of more importance is any perceived uncleanness and the need for purity of the body as well as of the soul.”

FOR MAN’S DISCHARGE   Leviticus 15:13-15

FOR WOMAN’S DISCHARGE   Leviticus 15:28-30

4. Concerning Death

“Death has almost universally been associated with sin, so it is no surprise to find regulations defining uncleanness and requirements for sacrifices when one has come into contact with the dead.  Death must not be permitted to contaminate worship of a living God who has given life to all living things.”

CONTACT WITH DEAD BODY   Numbers 19:11-13

(REGARDING THE PASSOVER)   Numbers 9:10

CONTACT WITH ENVIRONMENT   Numbers 19:14-19

CLEANSING MANDATORY   Numbers 19:20-22

ASHES AND WATER FOR IMPURITY   Numbers 19:1-10

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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