This lesson is perfect to introduce Leviticus. Students’ main task will be to find out what the central point of Leviticus is by looking at the center of its chiastic structure. The scholar Mary Douglas has a circular view of Leviticus (but this can be simplified to a chiasm for high school students to understand). By looking at the entire book as a chiasm (though imperfect), one finds out that the central chapter is 19, where it says “Be holy for I am holy” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This simple worksheet guides students through the chiasm to find those central points. It only asks that they skim through some chapters quickly instead of reading in detail.
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