The Law of Moses for Children

When you think of your child beginning to read the Bible, what book of the Bible would you start with? Did you know that Jewish children begin their Bible reading with the book of Leviticus? The Law of Moses, including Leviticus, is deeply treasured in Judaism. Daniel Harrell avoided Leviticus his entire preaching career. “I was surprised to learn from a Jewish friend that Leviticus ranks among the most important books of the Old Testament. It’s one of the first books observant Jewish children learn to read. It has more direct quotations from God than any other book of the Bible.”

You can’t fully comprehend the New Testament and its vocabulary—sacrifice, atonement, holy, unclean—without first understanding Leviticus. “Love your neighbor as yourself” comes from Leviticus 19:18. So what do you read—or avoid reading—in the Bible?

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