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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Leviticus - Introduction

LEVITICUS, THE THIRD BOOK OF THE TORAH, is traditionally called vayikraʾ (“and He [the LORD] called,” but see 1.1 n. ), after the first word in the book. It was also called torat kohanim, “instruction of (or ‘for’) the priests” in rabbinic times, hence its Greek name Levitikon, “things pertaining to the Levites” (i.e., the priests, who are of the tribe of Levi), referring to the book's main concern with commandments connected with the worship of God, for which the priests were responsible.

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