Leviticus - Laws and Priests
The tribe of Levi had been assigned to the role of priests, and since this book covers all of the offerings, festivals, sacrifices, and everything else the priests would be in charge of, the book is named after the Levites. A dominant theme in the book is the presence of God in the midst of the community. As the site of divine presence, the sacred sanctuary must be preserved from defilement by humans, whose serious wrongdoings pollute God's house. Let's look at some of the laws and a few events that take place in Leviticus by reading passages from The Message version of the Bible.