Rituals Teach: Why We Can’t Ignore Leviticus (Mark Scarlata)

If God teaches us through rituals, then we have a responsibility to examine these rituals. By studying them, asking questions, and engaging with them, we can better understand God’s holiness.

The Book of Leviticus is concerned with so many aspects of life (what we eat, what we wear, etc.), and it offers us a holistic way to interact with the world and truly be set apart. 

Rev. Dr. Mark Scarlata joins Dru Johnson this week to discuss his book, A Journey through the World of Leviticus: Holiness, Sacrifice, and the Rock Badger and how engaging with Leviticus and its laws can help us better understand God and the rest of Scripture.

Show notes:

  • 0:26 Laying of hands and Leviticus
  • 3:57 Tearing down walls of holiness (Leviticus 19)
  • 11:04 Reaction to rules
  • 18:30 Sacrificial animals and objects
  • 24:15 Jesus’ concern with Leviticus
  • 27:12 What do the Brits think about American Christians

Q&A: Email us your questions about the intellectual world of the Bible at cht_administrator@tkc.edu, and we'll answer them in an upcoming Q&A episode.

Show notes by Dominique LaCroix

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