THE BOOK OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR DESERT DWELLING LEVITES IN EXILE AND ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR PRIESTS GIVING CONTEXT TO LEVITICUS CHAPTER 26 (in case that applies to modern readers? O:-) :-* ) [see handbook: “Things You Need to Know If You Are Living During a Desert Exodus In PreXtian Times” ] 😉 😉 :-*
You shall not make idols for yourselves, nor shall you set up a statue or a monument for yourselves. And in your land you shall not place a pavement stone on which to prostrate yourselves, for I am the Lord, your God.
(It is not clear if this anticipated flags and statues comemerating events of the period specific to the USA from ±1860-1865 😉 )
Chapters 17–26 are theHoliness code. It begins with a prohibition on all slaughter of animals outside the Temple, even for food, and then prohibits a long list of sexual contacts (not including priest on child, especially by papal type guys whose name means “rock”)and also child sacrifice. The “holiness” injunctions which give the code its name begin with the next section: penalties are imposed for the worship of Molech™ B-) ;-), consulting mediums (ref. NancyReagan 😥 ) and wizards (Dumbledore&Voldemort), cursing one’s parents (“my damned Mother-in-law!”)and engaging in unlawful sex (“Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do :-* 😛 😛 :-*). Priests are instructed on mourning rituals and acceptable bodily defects (priapism…especially after 4hours 😥 ). Blasphemy is to be punished with death, and rules for the eating of sacrifices are set out; the calendar is explained, and rules for sabbatical and Jubileeyears set out; and rules are made for oil lamps (10W40) and bread (excluding Hawaiian Rolls) in the sanctuary; and rules are made for slavery (see U.S.Constitution, Amendment 13:-$ ). The code ends by telling the Israelites they must choose between the law (The prophet JohnRoberts)and prosperity (ref. “DasKapital”)on the one hand, or, on the other, horrible punishments (waterboarding prohibited), the worst of which will be expulsion from the land (beheading and WMD approved).