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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.
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.
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.
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.
3. Fellowship Offerings

“Unlike the burnt and grain offerings, the fellowship offerings — whether animals or unleavened cakes — are only partially burned and the rest eaten.  If the offering is required, then only the priests are to eat of it; but if it is a freewill offering, then the worshiper may also partake.  Fellowship offerings are given for thanksgiving and praise, and are considered meals of fellowship between God and man.”

REGARDING CATTLE   Leviticus 3:1-5

REGARDING SHEEP   Leviticus 3:6-11

REGARDING GOATS   Leviticus 3:12-17

OFFERINGS OF THANKSGIVING   Leviticus 7:11-15

FREEWILL OFFERINGS   Leviticus 7:16-18, 19:5-8

CLEANNESS REQUIRED   Leviticus 7:19-21

PORTION FOR PRIESTS   Leviticus 7:28-36

MUST BE AT TABERNACLE   Leviticus 17:1-7

4. Sin Offerings

“When any unintentional omissions or transgressions are discovered, various sin offerings are to be made.  It is noteworthy by these offerings that ignorance is no excuse under the law.”

FOR THE PRIEST   Leviticus 4:1-12

FOR THE CONGREGATION   Leviticus 4:13-21/Numbers 15:22-26

FOR LEADERS   Leviticus 4:22-26

FOR ORDINARY WORSHIPERS   Leviticus 4:27-35/Numbers 15:27,28

ACTS REQUIRING OFFERING   Leviticus 5:1-6

BIRD OFFERING FOR POOR   Leviticus 5:7-10

GRAIN OFFERING FOR POOR   Leviticus 5:11-13

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRIESTS   Leviticus 6:24-30

LAW FOR GUESTS   Numbers 15:29

NOT FOR INTENTIONAL SIN   Numbers 15:30,31

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
I. Sacrifices and Offerings

“Sacrifices and offerings are designed to bring the removal of guilt (expiation) or the obtaining of God’s favor (propitiation).”

1. Burnt Offerings

“Burnt offerings are continuous sacrifices of unblemished animals which are completely burned and never eaten.  After the worshiper lays his hands on the animal and it is killed, its blood is sprinkled around the altar in atonement for the worshiper’s sins.”

OFFERINGS FROM HERD   Leviticus 1:1-9

OFFERINGS FROM FLOCK   Leviticus 1:10-13

OFFERINGS FROM BIRDS   Leviticus 1:14-17

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRIESTS   Leviticus 6:8-13

CONTINUOUS DAILY OFFERINGS   Numbers 28:1-8

MUST BE AT TABERNACLE   Leviticus 17:8-9

2. Grain Offerings

“Grain offerings are made of vegetables or other crops and cooked according to specific instructions, but never mixed with either honey or leaven which would make the meal spoil.  The offering of grain is to bring special blessings upon the entire crop.”

FLOUR, OIL, AND FRANKINCENSE   Leviticus 2:1-3

UNLEAVENED CAKES   Leviticus 2:4-10

SALT OF THE COVENANT   Leviticus 2:11-13

GRAIN FOR FIRSTFRUITS   Leviticus 2:14-16

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRIESTS   Leviticus 6:14-23

TYPE FOR EACH ANIMAL   Numbers 15:1-12

LAWS SAME FOR GUESTS   Numbers 15:13-16

COARSE MEAL OFFERING   Numbers 15:17-21

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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