I have always enjoyed teaching Leviticus in my Bible as Literature classes, especially its emphasis on justice as the context for establishing health standards for Israel. My friend Kim Byham (an attorney and currently a colleague on Executive Council) once suggested that I give the students a copy of the federal legislation that sets the standard of not allowing for human consumption any substance that is carcinogenic in laboratory mice. The legislation also rivals Leviticus' occasional obtuseness. It is important to read Leviticus in the context of what the writers were trying to accomplish, rather than to read it as God's Pure Food and Drug Act for the 21st century. Louie Louie Crew, L1 Newark
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