Sunday, February 21, 2010

February Twenty One

Trying to catch up!!! Thanks for barring (bearing? bairing?) with me :)
Todays study looks ....err.....interesting.Bodily discharges...eww.

treatment of contaminated houses/Leviticus 14:33-57
Does God do this so he has examples to teach the people? 33 Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 34 “When you arrive in Canaan, the land I am giving you as your own possession, I may contaminate some of the houses in your land with mildew.

Bodily discharges/Leviticus 15:1-33
I know this is for the cleanliness of people before God before going in the Tabernacle. (Except for the animal sacrifices)Is this also teaching them good hygeine or does it have anything to do with it?

The day of Atonement/Leviticus 16: 1-34
What does "to cast sacred lots" mean in 8 He is to cast sacred lots to determine which goat will be reserved as an offering to the Lord and which will carry the sins of the people to the wilderness of Azazel.
Is the scapegoat sent to the wilderness or sent back to the person? Is this where the term "scapegoat" was developed? 10 The other goat, the scapegoat chosen by lot to be sent away, will be kept alive, standing before the Lord. When it is sent away to Azazel in the wilderness, the people will be purified and made right with the Lord.[i]

Here is one of my questions answered 26 “The man chosen to drive the scapegoat into the wilderness of Azazel must wash his clothes and bathe himself in water. Then he may return to the camp.
What day is this? I am assuming it would be on their calendar? 29 “On the tenth day of the appointed month in early autumn,[l] you must deny yourselves.[m] Neither native-born Israelites nor foreigners living among you may do any kind of work. This is a permanent law for you. 30 On that day offerings of purification will be made for you,[n] and you will be purified in the Lord’s presence from all your sins. 31 It will be a Sabbath day of complete rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. This is a permanent law for you.


Mills Memories said...

Totally where we get the term scapegoat! Great thinking Kathye! I admire your determination to catch up on your blog. Missed reading while you were offline. So glad your back.

Mommy Melback said...