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LEVITICUS

I awoke from a dream that I don’t remember. Seems like it had something to do with words, or a list of words, at any rate, one word stood out. This word was in the forefront of my mind as I opened my eyes.  I had no idea what the word meant or what was the meaning of my dream. By the title of this article you know the word is “Leviticus”.
            I have my own beliefs, and feelings from years of reading and thinking about many things. I will be 82 in September, so I have been around a while and have been exposed to many things and have had many experiences; much more than the average person. I won’t go into that, you can read some of it on my web and in a book I am writing.  The reason for saying that has to do with this article and the word, “Leviticus”.
            Leviticus is a religious word. My religious beliefs come from my experiences and reading. I know that this will be as far a some readers will go, because of their religious programming, but I am going to continue.
             I felt this was a religious word, but I didn’t know for sure, until I went on line to find out why that word came out of my dream. For many years, I have had the feeling that the bible was written for priests, in order to control and have power over the general public. Let’s face it; history has been rewritten in order to hide the ugly parts of it. Why wouldn’t the priests also rewrite the bible to get and to keep that control? What they are doing in Texas is a good example. Below are a few quotes about the bible:
              “The books of the New Testament were written in Koine Greek, the language of the earliest extant manuscripts, even though some authors often included translations from Hebrew and Aramaic texts.”
              “When ancient scribes copied earlier books, they wrote notes on the margins of the page (marginal glosses) to correct their text—especially if a scribe accidentally omitted a word or line—and to comment about the text. When later scribes were copying the copy, they were sometimes uncertain if a note was intended to be included as part of the text. See textual criticism. Over time, different regions evolved different versions, each with its own assemblage of omissions and additions”
            During the three centuries following the establishment of Christianity in the 1st century, Church Fathers compiled Gospel accounts and letters of apostles into a Christian Bible which became known as the New Testament. The Old and New Testaments together are commonly referred to as "The Holy Bible”. The canonical composition of the Old Testament is under dispute between Christian groups: Protestants hold only the books of the Hebrew Bible to be canonical; Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox additionally consider the deuterocanonical books, a group of Jewish books, to be canonical. The New Testament is composed of the Gospels ("good news"), the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles (letters), and the Book of Revelation.

The following article is from part of the definition of “Leviticus”: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Leviticus)
“The traditional view is that Leviticus was compiled by Moses, or, in less extreme form, that the material in it goes back to his time. However, the tradition is comparatively late (it dates from Josephus, a 1st century CE historian), and scholars are practically unanimous that the book had a long period of growth, that it includes some material of considerable antiquity, and that it reached its present form in the Persian period (538-332 BCE)”
            The above articles certainly verify my feelings that the bible has been rewritten many times. I don’t know how these, so called religious leaders, who shout, “God, said this” and “God, said that”, can say these things with a straight face. No one, including Moses ever heard the voice of God. I believe there is a universal force that created all of what we see, and that we were all created perfect with an eternal connection to the universe and everything in it. We are all connected, eternally.  Call that force: God, Lord, Yahweh or any name you feel fit, I call it Santa, 
There were no secretaries writing down the words of Jesus, but according to these leaders he said everything. I bet that if Jesus were to reappear on earth, he would laugh at the bible and say, “I didn’t say that” – “I didn’t mean that, when I said this.”  And yet, since the beginning of manuscripts, maybe before, I really don’t know, people have been led around like sheep, feeling like sinners because they were born from a woman’s womb.
            Back to Leviticus; I started reading the chapters in Leviticus from this web site: (http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/KjvLevi.html)  - It is amazing. The priest will take your sacrifices (offerings) and burn them so that the sinner can be forgiven. The priests never had to worry about food. That’s why there were so many fat ones. They liked lamb, goats, beef, anything the sinner had to give, in order to be forgiven. It even tells how to prepare them. A couple of examples:
“CHAPTER 1
1: And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
2: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.
3: If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.
CHAPTER  2
1: And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:”

That was ingenious. They had plenty of sinners and plenty to eat. That is probably how it all began; food was the main objective. Later came more control of the people. It is all there for people to read. Are we so blind that we cannot see the real truths behind these religious fanatics, who are corrupting the whole world with their distorted beliefs?

CHAPTER 1
1: And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
2: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.
3: If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.
CHAPTER  2
1: And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:
2: And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:
3: And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
4: And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
5: And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.
6: Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.
7: And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the fryingpan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
8: And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the LORD: and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar.
9: And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
10: And that which is left of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
11: No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire.
12: As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
13: And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
14: And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.
15: And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering.
16: And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
CHAPTER 3
12: And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before the LORD.
13: And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.
14: And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
15: And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.
16: And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD's.
17: It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.
CHAPTER 4
27: And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;
28: Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.
29: And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.
30: And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar.
31: And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.
32: And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish.
33: And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering
34: And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar:
35: And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

Sounds like they knew how to eat in those days. Now I know why I had that dream.