V. Outline

V. Outline

  1. Introduction (1:1-2)
  2. Regulations for the Sacrifices (1:3-7:38)
    1. The Burnt Offering (1:3-17)
    2. The Grain Offering (2:1-16)
    3. The Peace Offering (3:1-17)
    4. The Sin Offering (4:1-5:13)
    5. The Guilt Offering (5:14-6:7)
    6. Further Regulations for the Sacrifices (6:8-7:38)
  3. Ordination of Priests and Initiation of Sacrifices (8:1-10:20)
    1. Ordination of Aaron and His Sons as Priests (8:1-36)
    2. Offering of the First Sacrifices (9:1-24)
    3. Death of Aaron's Sons (10:1-20)
  4. Regulations for Treatment of Clean and Unclean (11:1-15:33)
    1. Clean and Unclean Animals (11:1-47)
    2. Cleanness and Uncleanness in Giving Birth (12:1-8)
    3. Skin Diseases and Grievous Growths (13:1-14:57)
      1. Regulations concerning skin diseases (13:1-46)
      2. Regulations concerning mildew (13:47-59)
      3. Cleansing from skin diseases (14:1-32)
      4. Cleansing from mildew (14:33-54)
    4. Unclean Discharges (15:1-33)
  5. The Day of Atonement (16:1-34)
    1. Priestly Preparations (16:1-5)
    2. Instructions for Sin Offerings (16:6-19)
      1. Selection of the goats (16:6-10)
      2. The offerings for Aaron and the people (16:11-19)
    3. Ritual for the Scapegoat (16:20-22)
    4. Ritual for the Whole Burnt Offering (16:23-28)
    5. Instruction for the Annual Celebration of the Day of Atonement (16:29-34)
  6. Instructions for Holy Living (17:1-26:46)
    1. Regulations for Sacrificing Animals and Treatment of the Blood (17:1-16)
      1. The place for sacrifice (17:1-9)
      2. Prohibitions on eating blood (17:10-16)
    2. Laws Governing Sexual Behavior (18:1-30)
      1. Admonition to keep Yahweh's commandments (18:1-5)
      2. Laws forbidding incest (18:6-18)
      3. Laws forbidding defiling sexual practices (18:19-23)
      4. Exhortation (18:24-30)
    3. Laws for Holy Living (19:1-37)
      1. Faithfulness in worship (19:1-8)
      2. Conduct of interpersonal relationships through love and respect (19:9-37)
      3. The practice of justice in court and business dealings (19:15-16, 35-36)
    4. Punishments for Sacrifice to Molech, Sorcery, and Sexual Offenses (20:1-27)
      1. Punishments for sacrifice to Molech and sorcery (20:1-6)
      2. A call to consecration (20:7-8)
      3. Laws carrying the death penalty (20:9-16)
      4. Laws carrying the punishment of being cut off from the people (20:17-18)
      5. Laws carrying the punishment of childlessness (20:19-21)
      6. Final call to holy living (20:22-26)
      7. Prohibition against sorcery (20:27)
    5. Laws for the Priests (21:1-24)
      1. Regulations for priests (21:1-9)
      2. Regulations for the high priest (21:10-15)
      3. Imperfections that disqualify one from serving as a priest (21:16-24)
    6. Laws Governing the Eating of Sacred Food and Presenting Unacceptable Sacrifices (22:1-33)
      1. Conditions that keep priests from eating sacred food (22:1-9)
      2. A priest's family and sacred food (22:10-16)
      3. The offering of unacceptable sacrifices (22:17-33)
    7. Israel's Sacred Festivals (23:1-44)
      1. The Sabbath (23:1-3)
      2. Passover (23:4-8)
      3. Firstfruits (23:9-14)
      4. Feast of Weeks (23:15-22)
      5. Feast of Trumpets (23:23-25)
      6. Day of Atonement (23:26-32)
      7. Feast of Tabernacles (23:33-44)
    8. Rules Concerning Oil and Bread at the Tabernacle (24:1-9)
    9. Punishment of a blasphemer and miscellaneous laws (24:10-23)
      1. The case of blasphemy (24:10-14)
      2. Miscellaneous laws (24:15-23)
    10. The Sabbath Year and the Year of Jubilee (25:1-55)
      1. Regulations for the sabbatical year (25:1-7)
      2. Commandments for the observance of the Year of Jubilee (25:8-12)
      3. Instructions on the effect of the Year of Jubilee on property (25:13-34)
      4. Effect of the Year of Jubilee on debtors (25:35-55)
    11. Blessings and Curses (26:1-46)
      1. Commandments from the Decalogue restated (26:1-2)
      2. Blessings of obedience (26:3-13)
      3. Punishments for disobedience (26:14-39)
      4. Promise of preservation upon repentance (26:40-45)
      5. Summary statement (26:46)
  7. Gifts, Vows, and Tithes (27:1-34)
    1. Redemption of Persons Pledged to God (27:1-8)
    2. Redemption of Property Pledged to God (27:9-34)