Then God tells the Israelites and their priests how to make offerings in the Tabernacle and how to conduct themselves while camped around the holy tent sanctuary. Leviticus takes place during the month or month-and-a-half between the completion of the Tabernacle (Ex 40:17) and the Israelites' departure from Sinai (Numbers 1:1, 10:11).
I. Laws on sacrifice (1:1–7:38)II. Institution of the priesthood (8:1–10:20)III. Uncleanliness and its treatment (11:1–15:33)IV. Day of Atonement: purification of the tabernacle from the effects of uncleanliness and sin (ch. 16)V. Prescriptions for practical holiness (the Holiness Code, chs. 17–26)VI. Redemption of votive gifts (ch. 27)
The majority of scholars have concluded that the Pentateuch received its final form during the Persian period (538–332 BC). Nevertheless, Leviticus had a long period of growth before reaching that form.
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An extract from BHFA Volume 5
לַיהוָה וְגוֹרָל אֶחָד לַעֲזָאזֵלa גּוֹרָל אֶחָד
for Azazel one and a lot for Yahweh one a lot
ESV for Azazel.KJB for the scapegoat.
NIV for the scapegoat.
YLT for a goat of departure;
CSB for an uninhabitable place,
NLT to the wilderness of Azazel.
CEV to the demon Azazel.
The word "azazel" appears four times in the Hebrew Bible, all of which are in this chapter. Here in verse 8, in verse 10 (twice), and in verse 26. It has two possible meanings.
"An evil spirit of the wilderness to which a scapegoat was sent by the ancient Hebrews in a ritual of atonement."
"In the Bible, the proper name Azazel appears in association with the scapegoat rite; the name represents a desolate place where a scapegoat bearing the sins of the Jews during Yom Kippur was sent."
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AN EXTRACT FROM BHFA VOLUME 5
וְאִשָּׁה גְּרוּשָׁה מֵאִישָׁהּa
from her husband driven out and a woman
KJB a woman put away from her husband:
NASB a woman divorced from her husband;
ESV a woman divorced from her husband,
NLT a woman who is divorced from her husband,
NIV women .... divorced from their husbands,
Qal part. passive f. sg of the verb גָּרַשׁ which means, "to drive out, cast out." This verb occurs 47 times in the Hebrew Bible, but only here, and in 21:14, 22:13, in Nm 30:9, and in Ez 44:22 is it used to describe a man driving his wife away (divorcing her).