Tag Archives: Leviticus

The Bible and Abortion, Part 2

At Salon, a post about abortion and the Bible gets a lot—although not everything—right: Given the amount of effort and political capital the religious right puts into trying to restrict abortion, you’d guess that opposition to women’s choice must take … Continue reading

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Top Posts of 2012

It’s the last day of the year. Seems like an appropriate time to share a little bit of data we’ve collected. Here are the five most visited posts in 2012: The Top 5 Most Ridiculous Things in Leviticus The Top … Continue reading

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The Top 4 Most Ridiculous Verses Regarding Marriage and Sex in the Pentateuch

The Pentateuch has proven to not keep with the times when it comes to marriage, sex, and women (among other things). Here are a few of the most ridiculous claims we’ve encountered so far. If you’re brother dies, be prepared … Continue reading

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The Top Five Most Ridiculous Things in Leviticus

Continuing on our series of “Most Ridiculous” posts (see our previous posts on Genesis and Exodus) we come to the third book of the Old Testament, Leviticus. Leviticus continues the traditions of absurdity in this first few books—and then some. To … Continue reading

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Capital Punishment in Leviticus: Part II (Lev. 20-27)

Should the context that Leviticus was written in excuse its excessive use of the death penalty? In Part I of this two-post series, I outlined some of various behaviors that Leviticus prescribes should be met with capital punishment—and how the … Continue reading

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Better Than Prayer: An Approach to Leviticus (Lev. 1-7)

In current Christian thought, there is, truly, only one method of contact with the divine: prayer. Prayer takes many forms, whether it be whispers before bedtime, or song at a service, or an hour at a convent, or a simple … Continue reading

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