Greetings! This reading is Leviticus 13-15.
Today’s reading covers some topics you might not expect to find in the Bible: Infectious skin diseases, discharges and mildew. These were real problems the Israelites faced and they were also excellent metaphors for sin (i.e., they can spread and do great damage).
Interestingly, these chapters have the fewest study notes per page in my Bible (sometimes zero), so I may not elaborate much myself.
The infectious skin disease was what we refer to as leprosy, a contagious disease greatly feared in Bible times. when Jesus healed lepers that was a huge deal for them, because it meant they could be a part of the community again.
This section helps put the story of the woman with the bleeding problem in Luke 8 into context. Because she had been bleeding for 12 years she couldn’t fully participate in worship services.
Reflect on what stood out to you in this reading and share your comments and questions if you like.