Study 12 From The Book of Leviticus Is: Leviticus 17
There are two main instructions in this portion: first, that all domestic animals which are to be killed shall be brought to the Tabernacle (verse 3-9); and second, that no blood must be eaten (verses 10-16). The former of these instructions points to a time when animals were not killed except in connection with worship of some kind.
- What would this first instruction (verses 3-9) teach Israel about God? Where is it suggested in these verses that this instruction is directed against idolatrous worship?
- Why was the eating of blood so strictly forbidden? See verse 11 in particular. What is the significance of this for us?