Introduction to Leviticus

Name: Leviticus

Division: Old Testament

Category: Pentateuch or Law

Purpose: A handbook for the priests and Levites outlining their duties in worship and a guidebook of holy living for the Hebrews

Book No in BIBLE: 3

In Old Testament: 3

In Pentateuch: 3

No. of Chapters: 27

No. of Verses: 659

Author: Moses

Date Written: Approx. 1445 – 1444 BC

Place of Writing: Mount Sinai

History Covered: 1279 – 1278 BC

Audience: People of Israel

Leviticus Statistics

Based on its weight of 27 Chapters its share among the chapters of the BIBLE, Old Testament and Pentateuch. Move your mouse pointer over the bar on the right hand side to get the values.

Total chapters in BIBLE:1189

Total chapters in OT: 929

Total chapters in Pentateuch: 187

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Key Verse

Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. (19:2)

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Key Places

Mount Sinai