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The Main Events the Book of Leviticus

Updated on November 23, 2009

What does the Bible have to say about personal conduct?

Be Holy as the Lord is Holy



The Main Events or Subjects in the Book of Leviticus

Leviticus 1

God gives instructions about the Burnt Offering

Leviticus 2

God gives instructions about the Grain Offering

Leviticus 3

God gives instructions about the Fellowship Offering

Leviticus 4

God gives instructions about the Sin Offering; separate instructions for when a priest sins, when the whole assembly sins, when a leader sins, when a member of the community sins,

Leviticus 5

God gives more instructions about the sin offering if a person chooses not to testify about something he saw, if he touches human uncleanness, or thoughtlessly takes an oath. God begins giving instructions about The Guilt Offering.

Leviticus 6

Instructions about the Guilt Offering continued; more instructions about the Burnt Offering; more instructions about the Grain Offering; more instructions about the Sin Offering.

Leviticus 7

More instructions about the Guilt Offering; more instructions about the Fellowship Offering; God gives forbids eating fat or blood; God gives instructions concerning the The Priests' share of the offerings.

Leviticus 8

Moses anoints and ordains Aaron and his sons as priests before the whole assembly of Israel.

Leviticus 9

Aaron and his sonsbegin their service as priests.

Leviticus 10

Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu offered unauthorized incense at the altar and die before the Lord.

Leviticus 11

God gives instructions about clean and unclean food.

Leviticus 12

God gives insturctions about the purification of a woman after child birth.

Leviticus 13

God gives instructions about infectious skin diseases;  God gives instructions about mildew found in a home.

Leviticus 14

God gives instructions about cleansing from infectious skin diseases. God gives instructions about cleansing a home after mildew is found in it.

Leviticus 15

The Lord gives instructions about bodily discharges that cause uncleanness.

Leviticus 16

The Lord gives instructions about The Day of Atonement,

Leviticus 17

The Lord gives instructions forbidding animal sacrifices away from the Tent of Meeting (The Tabernacle); The Lord forbids eating blood.

Leviticus 18

The Lord gives instructions about unlawful sexual relations.

Leviticus 19

The Lord gives instructions about various other things including gossip and slander; endangering a neighbor's life; speaking up when you see a person sinning; and loving a neighbor as yourself.

Leviticus 20

The Lord gives more instructions about improper conduct and their related penalties. God calls the people of Israel to be holy as he is holy; to keep all his decrees; to not curse parents; to not engage in acts of adultery, incest, homosexuality, and beastiality. God pronounces capital punishment for all such acts.

Levitucus 21

The Lord gives instructions concerning rules that apply to priests.

Leviticus 22

The Lord continues instructions about priests; The Lord gives instructions about unacceptable sacrifices.

Leviticus 23

The Lord gives instructions about The Sabbath, The Passover Feast and the feast of Unleavened Bread, The Feast of Firstfruits, The Feast of Weeks, The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles.

Levitcus 24

The Lord gives instructions about oil and bread set before him in the Holy of Holies section of the Tabernacle. An Israelite is stoned to death for blaspheming the name of the Lord.

Leviticus 25

The Lord gives instructions about the Sabbath Year (allowing the land to rest every seventh year). The Lord gives instructions about the year of Jubilee (all debts cancelled every 50 years).

Leviticus 26

The Lord pronounces rewards for obedience to his decrees; the Lord pronounces punishments for those who disobey.

Leviticus 27

The Lord sets redemption prices for individuals dedicated to the Lord by a special vow.


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