Leviticus 21-22 overlaps a great deal with earlier material in Leviticus. This episode focuses on certain mourning rites and Israel’s need to maintain a holiness distinction from pagan religions in that regard. Of special interest in this episode is Lev 21:5 (cp. Lev 19:26-28), a passage many use to condemn tattooing.

papers referenced:
Roberts A New Parallel to 1Kgs18
Gevaryahu Lev1928 Tattooing or Branding

 

Transcript 81 Leviticus 21-22

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