On Monday we started to read through the purity regulations in Leviticus 11-15. For the rest of this week we’re looking at the various theories scholars have come up with to provide a rationale for the laws. Because I think each suggested explanation gives us a different insight on the laws. And from each we can learn something about God and something about being his holy people.
We look at the final two reasons today.
Separation from the Gentiles
Another explanation for the food laws in particular is that they were all about separation from the Gentiles, from the nations around.