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A Commentary on the Book of Leviticus, Expository and Practical


Discoursing on “the clearest book of Jewish Gospel,” Andrew A. Bonar engages the reader with the significance of ceremonial atonement and grace. Bonar provides detailed analysis of symbolic connections: such as the resemblance of certain rites to communion.

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Key Features

  • Points out alternate translations and additional notes
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary


  • Nature of the Book
  • The Burnt-Offering
  • The Meat-Offering
  • The Peace-Offerings
  • The Sin-Offering
  • Sin-Offering for Sins of Inadvertency
  • Continued.—The Trespass-Offering
  • Same Subject Continued
  • Continued.—Special Rules for Priests who Minister at the Altar of God
  • Same Subject Continued
  • The Priesthood Entering on Their Office
  • Aaron’s Entrance on His Office
  • The Fencing of the Priestly Ritual
  • Remembrances of the Broken Law.—The Clean and the Unclean
  • Original Sin.—What has Been Transmitted to Us
  • The Leprosy.—Indwelling Sin.—Its Horrid Features
  • The Leprosy Removed
  • The Secret Flow of Sin from the Heart Typified in the Running Issue
  • The Day of Atonement
  • The Use of Animal Food Regulated
  • Private and Domestic Obligations.—Purity in Every Relation of Life
  • Duties in the Every Day Relations of Life
  • Warnings against the Sins of the Former Inhabitants
  • Personal Duties of the Priests
  • Household Laws Regarding Holy Things.—First, as to the Priests, 1–17; then, as to the People, 17–33
  • The Public Festivals, or Solemn Convocations
  • Duty of Priests When Out of Public View
  • The Sabbatic Year and Year of Jubilee.—Millennial Times
  • Israel’s Temporal Blessings in Contrast to the Curse
  • Entire Devotion to God Induced by the Foregoing View of His Character

Praise for the Print Edition

Mr. Bonar’s commentary on Leviticus is full of devout thought, and discovers a high appreciation of the distinguishing peculiarities of the Gospel.

The Churchman’s Monthly Review

He expounds each verse in course, and presents practical considerations of great importance. We commend the volume to clergymen and families as exceedingly valuable. Bonar employs similitudes and allegories to expound on the principles held in Leviticus.

The Baptist Memorial and Monthly Record

Product Details

  • Title: A Commentary on the Book of Leviticus, Expository and Practical
  • Author: Andrew A. Bonar
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 513

About Andrew A. Bonar

Andrew A. Bonar (1810–1892) was educated at the University of Edinburgh and was ordained into the Church of Scotland. Bonar published many works including Christ and His Church in the Book of Psalms, Memoir and Remains of Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne, and Commentary on Leviticus.