Book type: The Law (History. The Pentateuch: the First 5 books of the Old Testament)
No. of chapters: 27
Key character(s): God, Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, Ithamar. 
Brief description: Leviticus – Directions for knowing God.
01) Offer yourself in praise & adoration to God (1:1-7:38)
02) Consecrate priests to mediate between God & man (8:1-10:20)
03) Purify yourself before God (11:1-16:34)
04) Present yourself in holiness before God (17:1-26:46)
05) Offer proper vows before God (27:1-34)
How can sinful people know God and enter into the presence of the holy one?
The book of Leviticus reveals the holy God & allows humans to know him & to enter into his presence.
[Source: NIV Disciple’s Study Bible]
Leviticus is best explained as a guidebook for teaching God’s people about holy living and worship. Everything from sexual conduct, to the handling of food, to instructions for worship and religious celebrations are covered in detail in the book of Leviticus. This is because every aspect of our lives—moral, physical and spiritual—is important to God.
Themes in the Book of Leviticus:
01) The Holiness of God
02) The Way to Deal with Sin
Fuller list of major characters in the book of Leviticus:
|Moses||Led Hebrew slaves out of Egypt; parted Red Sea; gave Law and 10 commandments at Mt. Sinai.|
|Aaron||Brother of Moses. Father of Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, Ithamar.|
|Nadab||The eldest son of Aaron and Elisheba, died because he offered unauthorized fire before God.|
|Abihu||The second son of Aaron and Elisheba, died with Nadab.|
|Eleazar||The third son of Aaron by Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab.|
|Ithamar||The fourth and youngest son of Aaron and Elisheba.|