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February 21st, Leviticus 16-18: Day of Atonement and unlawful sexual relations

Leviticus 16 goes over the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur as it is known in Jewish tradition.

Leviticus 17 reiterates that the Israelites may not eat blood, lest they be cut off from the LORD.

In Leviticus 18, the LORD told Moses to inform the Israelites that they were not to do as the Egyptians or Canaanites in terms of sexual relations. Incest was outlawed, as well as things like having sexual relations with your brother’s wife, or with a mother and a duahgter, or a mother and her son’s daughter. Don’t take your wife’s sister as a rival wife while your wife is still living. Do not engage in bestiality.

Leviticus 18:22 says:
22 “‘Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”

This is where it gets contentious with the homosexual community…

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