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Reading the Ceremonial Laws With Jesus: Levitical Food Laws and World Mission


The ceremonial laws, and frankly most of Leviticus, are on any short-list for neglected passages in the Bible. Prohibitions of certain foods are stellar examples of why the Law has nothing to do with our ethics. We attempt to read them within both the big sweep and the tiny details of how God revealed himself through Moses. We find good reasons to believe Jesus when he said that the whole of the Law was about him, and that it predicted the spreading of the gospel from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth (Luke 24:47).