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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Leviticus 22

 

 

Verses 1-33

Leviticus 22:28 And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

Leviticus 22:28Comments- It is interesting to note the reading of the Pseudo-Jonathan Targum in Leviticus 22:28. After the verse is added the words, "As our Father is merciful in heaven, so be ye merciful on earth." Therefore, the Jews saw mercy as the basis of this divine statute. F. F. Bruce notes the possibility that Luke may have borrowed this wording in Luke 6:36 when writing his Gospel. After all, Targum was often read along with the Hebrew Scriptures in the synagogues, thus making this phrase well-known. 29]

29] F. F. Bruce, The Books and the Parchments (Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1963), 138.

Luke 6:36, "Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful."

Leviticus 22:29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will.

Leviticus 22:29Illustration - In February 2000, we had our second child. The delivery was so easy, with less than two hours of labour pains. There were no complications. It was a natural birth. We delivered the child in Uganda, East Africa, with no facilities to handle complications. A few days after the delivery, Menchu said that the Lord laid on her heart that we should give an offering beyond out tithe, out of thanksgiving for this wonderful birth. This is a thanksgiving offering.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Leviticus 22:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/leviticus-22.html. 2013.

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Friday, November 15th, 2019
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