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Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy. . . . thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed.
Holiness is a recurring theme in Leviticus. (The word holy appears there more than in any other biblical book.) Living amid pagan beliefs and practices, the Israelites needed to safeguard their purity. God’s people are to be holy (a mandate repeated in 20:7, 26)—to honor their unadulterated, Godlike identity.
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Resources quoted in this issue
GT: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 1, Introduction to the Pentateuch. Genesis. Exodus. Leviticus. Numbers. Deuteronomy. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
RR: Davids, Peter H. New International Biblical Commentary—James. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1989.
SIDEBAR: McKnight, Edgar V., and Christopher Church. Hebrews–James. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys Pub., 2004.
Cit. 15: Laymon, Charles M. The Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary on the Bible. Nashville: Abingdon, 1971.
Cit. 19: Soards, Marion L. New International Biblical Commentary—1 Corinthians. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999; Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 9, Acts, Introduction to Epistolary Literature, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
Cit. 21: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 1. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.
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