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Updated: 02/02/2013 07:59:41AM

The Fabric of Our Faith: Treasures of truth: connections

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It’s been said that “Confession is good for the soul.” I must admit that I’ve read Leviticus many times, but until now, I’ve never made a thorough study of the book. As I’ve looked at its 27 chapters to discover more about its sevenfold purpose, I was reminded of a child’s connect-the-dots puzzle. Connecting the dots in numerical sequence will reveal a picture that didn’t become visible until you linked the dots together.

Having followed the “dots” thus far, we’ve watched a picture of the priests take shape. Continue to connect the “dots,” and another image develops. In the pages of Leviticus, we see individuals involved in acts of worship. These images include an often-repeated caption — the name YHWH. A student of Old Testament Hebrew would tell us that those four capital letters represent the four-consonant Hebrew name of God in English. Theologians call the term a tetragrammaton. When vowels are added it is pronounced Yahweh.

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