Today, I am reading and commenting on Leviticus 13.
The book of Leviticus is one of the reasons I needed to start this blog in order to discipline myself to read through the Bible on a regular basis. I have really been struggling to get something out of the passages for the last several days, let alone something to write for this blog. Today is no exception. Today’s passage contains directions on inspecting people and items in order to maintain public health of the community of the Children of Israel. While we know from modern medical science that there are many communicable diseases which would not be caught by the procedures outlined in this passage, the health issues described here do indeed represent threats to the health of the entire community. The procedures outlined in this passage would indeed limit the spread of at least some communicable diseases.