Sacrifices were not only given for the forgiveness of sin, but also for Israelites to even be able to give thanks to God. If an Israelite wanted to give God thanks for being good and giving life, you would have to offer a Free Will Sacrifice, spilling the blood of an animal.
Thankfully, this is not the case anymore because Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for sin and opened the door for us to have a relationship with God! A priest would intercede for the people of God. And he always offered blood for his own sins and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. He is able to be our intercessor and allows us to enter into the presence of God. Leviticus 16 gives instructions to the Levites to set aside two goats on the Day of Atonement. The first goat was meant as a sacrifice for the sins of the people. The second goat was to be sent into the wilderness to remove the sins from Israel.
One of the major themes in Leviticus is holiness, both the holiness of God and how we are to be holy because God is holy Leviticus Many of the laws mentioned in Leviticus no longer apply to us today, but they are a powerful glimpse of how God and His people are to be set apart from the rest of the world. It should be no surprise to see how this connects to Christ.
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But g ood news! Not every book of the Bible is so long. In fact, the shortest books of the Bible are shorter than this blog post.
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Here are the five shortest books of the Bible, beginning with the very shortest. These measurements are by words in the original languages.
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Each of these books is only one chapter long, and would take you a few minutes to read, tops:. Second John has fewer verses than Third John, but more words. And by the way, this blog post is weighing in at around words, so if you can read this sort of stuff, Third John , Second John , and Philemon will be no problem at all!
You can save it for future reference or send it straight to the printer. So you know the shortest five books of the Bible and the longest five, from that infographic.
The 5 Shortest Books of the Bible, in Order
But what about the other 59 books in the middle? How do they line up? I used my favorite Bible study tool, Logos Bible software , to do research that made this post possible. If you're a Bible geek like me, you might want to check it out. Being someone who tends to get tangled up in details I especially love the ability God has given you to sum things up so concisely.
We had awaited the first printing of those helps like little heathens waiting for Santa Clause! His work is a gift that I will be forever grateful. I just thought Dr. Zodhiates was making his works. I was able to create a list of all the conditional subordinate clauses in the NT just after reading this comment. You have inspired me to follow-up on an idea.
I have unscientifically surveyed a portion of our congregation and secured the appropriate interest to lead a five week Sunday school class on these five shortest books. We Christians often skip over those texts without much through. But they have to be there for a reason. So, one book per Sunday morning, beginning in June, we are going to take a closer look. Thank you for confirming an idea. That sounds awesome!