noun Etymology: Late Latin, literally, of the Levites Date: before 12th century the third book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture consisting mainly of priestly legislation — see bible table

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  • Leviticus — (from Greek Λευιτικός , relating to the Levites ). In Judaism it is third book of the Torah which are the five books of Moses, its transliteration is Vayikra . In the Christian bible it is also the third book of what is referred to as the Old… …   Wikipedia

  • Leviticus — 1 Leviticus 2 Leviticus 3 Leviticus 4 Leviticus 5 Leviticus 6 Leviticus 7 Leviticus 8 Leviticus 9 Leviticus 10 Leviticus 11 Leviticus 12 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Leviticus — • The third book of the Pentateuch, so called because it treats of the offices, ministries, rites, and ceremonies of the priests and Levites Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Leviticus     Leviticus …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Leviticus — third book of the Pentateuch, c.1400, from L.L. Leviticus (liber), lit. book of the Levites, from Gk. to Leuitikon biblion, from Leuites, from Hebrew Lewi. Properly the part of the Pentateuch dealing with the function of the priests who were of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Leviticus — [lə vit′ikəs] n. [LL(Ec) Leviticus (liber) < Gr(Ec) Leuitikon (biblion), lit., the Levitical (book)] the third book of the Pentateuch in the Bible, containing the laws relating to priests and Levites: abbrev. Lev or Lv …   English World dictionary

  • Leviticus — Le*vit i*cus ( [i^]*k[u^]s), n. [See {Levitical}.] The third canonical book of the Old Testament, containing the laws and regulations relating to the priests and Levites among the Hebrews, or the body of the ceremonial law. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Levitĭcus — Levitĭcus, Name des 3. Buchs Mosis …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Levitĭcus — (lat.), das dritte Buch Mosis, s. Pentateuch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • LEVITICUS — liber Canonicus S. Scripturae Pentateuchi tertius, a tribu Sacerdotali Levi nomen accepit. Hebr. Vaicra, i. e. Vocavit, Capp. 27. tractat de Sacrificiis, Cerimoniis variis, gradibus confanguinitatis, Festis, Votis, Decimis, Poena blasphemi,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Leviticus — /li vit i keuhs/, n. the third book of the Bible, containing laws relating to the priests and Levites and to the forms of Jewish ceremonial observance. Abbr.: Lev. [ < LL Leviticus (liber) Levitical (book) < Gk Leuitikós. See LEVITE, IC] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Leviticus —    The third book of the Pentateuch; so called in the Vulgate, after the LXX., because it treats chiefly of the Levitical service.    In the first section of the book (1 17), which exhibits the worship itself, there is,    1) A series of laws (1… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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