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bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: leviticus

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the Book of Leviticus.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Small Group Leader Notes on Leviticus

Leviticus 1:1 - 10:20 The Sacrifices:  God as Dialysis Machine

Leviticus 11:1 - 12:8 Pollutants

Leviticus 13:1 - 15:33 Cleansing People and Dwellings

Leviticus 16:1 - 17:16 The Day of Cleansing

Leviticus 18:1 - 20:27 Keeping Blood Relations Clean

Leviticus 21:1 - 22:23 The Priests' Embodiment of Life

Leviticus 23:1 - 44 A Spiritual Rhythm of Life

Leviticus 24:1 - 25:55 God Re-Gifts the Garden Land to All His Kids

Leviticus 26:1 - 27:34 Special Missions

Notes and Essays on Leviticus

The Chiastic Structure of the Torah connects the purification of Moses on Mount Sinai to the purification of Israel in the sanctuary 

Why the Sin Offering Does Not Support Penal Substitution (TBD) 

Atonement in the Pentateuch explores biblical passages and themes which emerge from the Pentateuch; makes an argument for medical substitution

What Did the Suffering Servant Suffer?  Isaiah 53 and Penal Substitution explores the book of Isaiah; makes an argument for medical substitution

Why Did God Choose a "Chosen People"? Why Not Just Skip Right to Jesus?

The Troubling Acts of God: Noah's Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Egyptian Firstborn, and the Canaanites

The Troubling Acts of God: The Destruction of the Canaanites (ppt part 1 and part 2)

Hope Filled Full, Part One: The New Testament and the Hopes of the Pentateuch

Helpful Practical Tools to Teach Leviticus

Paul S. Taylor, Did the High Priest Enter the Holy of Holies with a Rope Around His Ankle? (

The Bible Project, The Book of Leviticus (The Bible Project, May 6, 2015) a 7 minute video 

The Bible Project, Sacrifice and Atonement (The Bible Project, Aug 27, 2015) a good 7 minute video which accurately talks about the purification by blood depicted in the Jewish offerings 

The Bible Project, The Law (The Bible Project, Oct 12, 2015) a very nice 6 minute video which places the stress on the story of the Torah, and beyond, not simply the commandments 

The Bible Project, Read Scripture: The Book of Leviticus (The Bible Project, Jan 29, 2016) an 8 minute video, featuring the literary chiasm in Leviticus, pointing out the most basic categories of life and death

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