Leviticus: Holy God, Holy People (Preaching The Word Series)
: Leviticus is the message God spoke to his people through Moses as they prepared to depart for the promised land. It details regulations for holy living and sacrificial worship in Old Testament Israel. But does this book have anything...
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Leviticus is the message God spoke to his people through Moses as they prepared to depart for the promised land. It details regulations for holy living and sacrificial worship in Old Testament Israel. But does this book have anything to say to Christians today?
Aware of how easy it is to get lost in the rules and rituals outlined in Leviticus, Kenneth Mathews focuses this commentary on the common themes between Old Testament life and the New Testament Christian's experience. His chapter-bychapter analysis illuminates the significance of ancient Israel's sacrificial system and symbols, drawing parallels to Jesus as their perfect, once-for-all fulfillment. This commentary will train you to see the foreshadowing of Jesus's sacrifice and the many ways a holy God atoned for our sin through Christ, so that you may teach and apply the truths of this foundational book with confidence.
Kenneth A. Mathews (Ph.D., University of Michigan) teaches full-time as Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He teaches part-time at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and brings to the classroom many years of experience in teaching and research. He is associate general editor of the New American Commentary and the author of Genesis 1-11:26 and Genesis 11:27-50:26 in the series. Among his other publications is The Paleo-Hebrew Leviticus Scroll (co-authored with David Noel Freedman) that was the first study of the Leviticus Dead Sea Scroll, and Leviticus: Holy God, Holy People (Preach the Word series). Dr. Mathews is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Institute for Biblical Research.