David Bokovoy Posted March 12, 2010 Share Posted March 12, 2010 For the serious student of the Bible, the book of Leviticus holds countless treasures. Far from merely a boring compilation of Priestly legislation and purification ritual, the book of Leviticus reveals important theological issues connected with temple worship, holiness, and the biblical mandate for humanity to become like God. The biblical call to holiness relies upon an extremely subtle view connecting life with deity and death with the unclean/profane. Interestingly, via the Priestly author Jacob, the Book of Mormon reflects this extremely subtle Old Testament perspective.I've put up a new series that explores what in my mind amounts to an extraordinary theological link between the Bible and the Book of Mormon. In Leviticus, Holiness, in part, describes a state of being linked with life, whereas its anthesis, i.e. the impure, reflects death. Significantly, Book of Mormon sermons, especially the priestly writings of Jacob, appear to draw upon this subtle biblical concept in an impressive manner.It Link to comment
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