from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bible Of or relating to the Levites.
- adj. Bible Of or relating to Leviticus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a Levite or the Levites.
- adj. Priestly.
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or designating, the law contained in the book of Leviticus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or peculiar to the Levites.
- Of, pertaining to, or contained in the book of Leviticus: as, the Levitical law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the book of Leviticus in the Bible
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Some states have forbidden marriages which come within what is called the Levitical degrees; but these degrees have received different interpretations.
"The priests and Levites," should rather be "the priests -- the Levites"; that is, the Levitical priests, including the high priest, who were members of the legislative assembly; and who, as forming one body, are called
The American distinction between first and second degree murder (not present in English law) is a post-Revolution attempt to bring our laws into conformance with Levitical code.
And 3 even if these regulations were normative for Israelites, do they continue to be for Christians given how many other Levitical codes are contradicted later in the New Testament or have historically been ignored by Christians.
"The thing that struck us in doing the Levitical month was the simple power of obedience," Harrell said in a recent interview.
The stories of their Levitical adventure are also far more entertaining and enlightening than most readers will expect.
If you are going to quote the Bible, do so in context, and study the history of ancient Israel before you go hob-knobbing about Levitical Law - the laws were given for a specific reason that had many different implications then than they do now.
To be sure, despite Levitical law to the contrary, the sexual activity between two consenting adults albeit married to different people is of a very different moral transgression than a sexual predator targeting girls.
It's an interesting thought, especially since the Levitical passage also instructs that the man also committing adultery should be put to death.
I realize that some twigs of the faith like to embrace Judaic (and Levitical) law in order to justify their prejudices and pronouncements of anathema, but none of them revere the entire body of those laws they wish to impose on others.