Book of Leviticus Synopsis: Statistics And Summary of Main Topics.

Book of Leviticus Chapter by Chapter Summary.




DATE WRITTEN: 1450 – 1410 BC



Holiness, Ceremonial Law, Repentance, Forgiveness, Restoration.


Israelite Priests, Moses, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu


1:4: “He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.”

17:11: “For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.”

19:18: “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.”


LEVITICUS, The third book of the Pentateuch takes its name from Levi one of the twelve sons of Jacob. Levi family was chosen by God to act as priests and assistants in the Tabernacle. The first part of the book of Leviticus deals with offerings and the one that was offered and the last part of the book deals with feasts. The book covers the laws given by God for sacrifices, Offerings, prescriptions for various types of uncleanness, Lawfull and prohibited food to eat, prohibited sexual relationships. The last ten chapters are God’s guidelines for practical holiness. Multiple feasts were instituted in the Jewish people like the Year of Jubilee where all debts were forgiven and all land passed back to the original owners or their heirs. Leviticus basically outlines the things that the Lord gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. 

The primary theme of Leviticus is holiness. God’s demand for holiness in His people is based on His own holy nature. A similar theme is that of atonement. Holiness must be maintained before God, and holiness can only be attained through a proper atonement.


Chapter# 1 – God gives Moses instructions for burnt offerings
Chapter# 2 – God gives Moses instructions for grain offerings
Chapter# 3 – God gives Moses instructions for peace offerings
Chapter# 4 – God gives Moses the instructions for sin offerings
Chapter# 5 – God gives Moses instructions for trespass offerings, Oaths swearing & touching unclean things
Chapter# 6 – God gives Moses laws for deceit and trespass, burnt, meat, sin & priest’s anointing offerings
Chapter# 7 – God gives Moses laws for sin, peace, wave offerings and eating of fat & blood
Chapter# 8 – Aaron & sons washed, dressed and anointed as priests.
Chapter# 9 – All Israel meets at tabernacle. God’s glory appears to Israel; fire from God consumes offering
Chapter# 10 – Nadab & Abihu offer strange fire to God; fire came from God and killed them. Aaron and his other sons stayed at the tabernacle.
Chapter# 11 – The law of clean or unclean living creatures for eating and touching.
Chapter# 12 – The law of conception, human births and purifications after that.
Chapter# 13 – The law of plague of leprosy and skin diseases. Persons effected should live outside the camp. Regulations about clothing of infected people.
Chapter# 14 – The law of leper being healthy. Cleansing of infected houses.
Chapter# 15 – The law regarding genital discharges
Chapter# 16 – Day of Atonement. Once a year Aaorn He shall bring one goat as a sin offering and release another as a scapegoat.
Chapter# 17 – Law for killed or dead animals, sacrifices, and prohibition of blood eating.
Chapter# 18 – Forbidden and unlawfull sexual relations and situations.
Chapter# 19 – Laws for holiness, sacrifices, honesty, justice, sexuality, Proper harvesting, Consideration for the deaf and the blind, Slander, Do not hold a grudge, diet, spirits, hospitality,
Chapter# 20 – Laws & penalties for Molech, mediums & spirits, respect, adultery, nakedness, clean & unclean, holiness
Chapter# 21 – Laws for priests & high priest for touching dead people, hair or skin marks, marriage, physical defects
Chapter# 22 – Laws for for clean & unclean, who can eating holy offerings, acceptable offerings without defects
Chapter# 23 – God gives Moses: Sabbath, Passover, Atonement, Feasts of Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Ingathering, Trumpets, Tabernacles
Chapter# 24 – Instructions for Oil for the tabernacle lamps, Loaves of showbread, Abuser of God’s name stoned
Chapter# 25 – The Sabbath year, The Jubilee year. Laws for hospitality, purchasing & redeeming property & slaves
Chapter# 26 – Laws for idols, Sabbaths. Blessings for obedience. Punishment for disobedience
Chapter# 27 – Laws for tithe, and Redemption of vowed things People, Animals ,Houses, Fields and Firstborn.