Today’s Reading: Leviticus 11, 12, 13
Highlights: Some really interesting things from the Law of Moses in today’s reading. Leviticus 11 deals with clean and unclean animals – what may or may not be eaten. Chapter 12 deals with the purification of women after giving birth and in chapter 13 we have laws regarding the priests role in diagnosing and quarantining leprosy.
The clean and unclean animal laws were probably designed to protect them from sickness. The leprosy laws were no doubt to keep the disease from spreading. But would anyone like to explain (at the risk of alienating all your female friends) why when a woman gave birth to a daughter she was considered unclean twice as long as when she gave birth to a son?