Leviticus Chapters 1-7 Questions and Answers
Bible Study on Leviticus chapters 1-7 Questions and Answers
In Leviticus 1:4 what does “atonement” mean? This literally means “at one with”. Atonement means that the person is accepted by God Himself. The blood of the animals in the Old Testament provided a means that God could accept the sinners, the blood of the innocent and sinless animals covered the person’s sins. While the animals’ blood covered their sins, giving the person atonement with God only the blood of Jesus (sinless human blood) could totally remove the sins providing total atonement.
In Leviticus 1:6 what does “flay” mean? “Flay” means to remove the skin.
In Leviticus 1:10 why does it have to be a male? This represented Jesus Who was a Man, not a woman.
In Leviticus 2:1 why the flour and frankincense on the offering? This was a sacrifice without blood possibly representing the givers’ sacrifice as a living sacrifice, see Romans 12:1. The oil represented the Holy Spirit and possibly the frankincense represented the prayers of the saints which are a sweet odor to God. Also frankincense has many healing properties and consuming the frankincense helped keep the people healthy.
In Leviticus 2:7&8 if the meat is baked in a frying pan it shall be made of fine flour and oil, why? This particular offering is not meat as in the flesh of an animal; rather it is a type of unleavened bread. The fine flour is flour that has been thoroughly sifted. This is a type of Jesus. He was “in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15). In a sense, He was like flour – sifted. The oil is a picture of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit while He was on earth during His earthly ministry. “And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.” (John 1:32).
In Leviticus 3:1 what does “oblation” mean? An oblation is something offered to God.
In Leviticus 3 are instructions on how to kill and an animal and what to do with it. Yes, this chapter is specifically instructions on the peace offering.
If the priest sinned he needed to bring a sin offering. Yes, he too had to bring a sin offering for himself.
When a child sinned in ignorance, they had to bring a sin offering? I am not sure if the child was held responsible or not. Perhaps the parents brought a sin offering with the child to teach the child what to do.
In Leviticus 5:1 what is a soul sin? This just means “If a person [soul] sin…”
In Leviticus 5:11 what is an “ephod”? An ephod is a container of measure. It is a bit more than seven and a half gallons.
In Leviticus 6:1-7 tells you what you are to do when you sin against your neighbor. Yes, a sin against your neighbor is a sin against God.
In Leviticus 9:13 they can have leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving? Yes, this was common bread. This bread was not offered on the alter and therefore was allowed to be leavened.
In Leviticus 7:23 why could they not eat fat? They were only forbidden to eat the fat of the ox, sheep and goats because these were animals that were reserved for sacrifice to God. They could eat the fat of other animals.
In Leviticus 7: 29 what does “oblations” mean? Oblation – a thing presented or offered to God.
How many burnt offerings are there? The burnt offering was the most frequent type of offering. They were done every morning and every evening and more on holy days and also for several different but specific situations.
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