I've read Leviticus in one sitting!

Philippines
February 21, 2007 4:32pm CST
Leviticus is the third book in the Holy Bible. God is practically the one speaking in the whole book. It's very interesting in the sense that it's God Himself who is giving His commands to the Israelites. We get our basic knowledge from many of His commandments. Having finished Leviticus, I shall now publish GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS (Greek-English). I have already published GENESIS & EXODUS (Greek to English). I hope to finish translating Numbers and Deuteronomy before the year ends and publish GENESIS to DEUTERONOMY (Greek-English) which is the Pentatuech or the first five books of the Holy Bible written through Mouses. I hope that you would be reading the Holy Bible too, even just Genesis and Exodus as these contain the basic knowledge in our life. It is easier to understand the whole counsel of God if we understand the basics.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 07
I congratulate you. I have been trying to read the Holy Bible but I can't endure reading long. I usually drowse but then I couldn't sleep also. Perhaps, this is brought about by the small fonts used in printing the Bible. I hope that you would be able to finish your translation and could help others understand the Holy Bible.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Feb 07
There are different ways to read the Bible. The one who posted this discussion talked of reading Leviticus at one sitting. That is good and it gives a very good comprehensive look at the book. There is also great benefit in reading a smaller section, such as a chapter. You might even read it twice. Pray about what you are reading and ask God to help you understand it. Look at the context, the people, the place, the events, the commands and promises. Then you may see some applications for your life. When you come across a chapter that does not make sense (maybe one in Leviticus, or a chapter that is primarily names) don't worry about it. Just keep going. Eventually as you learn more and more you will see there are great treasures to be found in every chapter of the Bible.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 07
sounds interesting i will read when i get time...
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@whacks (774)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
Good. I hope to be able to read it too, if possible the whole Holy Bible. I have just read some verses, from a book to another, not actually reading straight the whole book. My eyes strain. You must be a good reader.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 07
Good news then! I have never read any book of the Holy Bible in one sitting. There are so many distractions. You're blessed because it became your work to study the Holy Bible and if you're really serious, you spend the whole day working translating or whatever re the Word of God. I pray that God will bless you more to succeed in that noble endeavor.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
21 Feb 07
wow you are busy lol..congratulations..i am quite a fast reader too..but i wish i was more serious like you lol..i have been through so much in my life which has made me develope this warped sense of humour..cried too much..need to laugh a bit in between..my greatest lesson..trying to remember to be grateful..hard one that..good luck
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Feb 07
You will find as you read God's word and get to know Him that joy will come into your heart, which is better than just laughter. Wishing you the best.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
That is awesome! Have you considered e-books? I would love to see your work. Keep it up.
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• Philippines
24 Feb 07
The books are in print and download. The print are Hardcover and Paperback. Maximum nubmer of pages for Hardcover is 800; Paperback, 700. Download is very much cheaper than print. e-Book has no maximum limit for the number of pages so I published as an e-Book the complete copy of THE WILL New Testament (Greek to English). The translation is complete in all the print, download, and e-Book but there are many Appendices and the Table of Content has many pages as it is also a summary of the New Testament so the Paperback and Hardcover could not contain them. I have just published GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS (Greek-English) which is translation from the Septuagint translated from the Hebrew language in about 270 B.C. by 70 Israelite elders in Alexandria, Egypt. God used the Hebrew language to write the Old Testament while He used the Greek language for the New Testament. This book is simple, beautiful, easily understood, and a translation that relays the true Word of God. It is in the form of prose to make the reading easy and interesting. God is mostly the one speaking in this book where our basic knowledge of everything in our life originated. Greek words are translated simply into their corresponding English word-equivalents. Transliterations are indicated in bold letters while additional words especially for grammar purposes are written in italics. Names of persons retain their Greek spelling in the nominative case. Names of places generally retain their Greek spelling; only few very popular places use their commonly used names. The books are found at http://www.lulu.com/arseniajoaquin
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• Philippines
22 Feb 07
Im happy for you! may you share your learnings and knowledge as well!
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• Philippines
22 Feb 07
WOW that is pretty good. You made it.. As i know leviticus is quite boring but you do finished it just one sitting... Now, can you share us the learning and message of Leviticus? thnks and GODBLES
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@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
22 Feb 07
I had a great reading habit earlier but presently I spend most of my spare time online, so, I can't manage time to read daily newspaper even. But I never take pride for that rather I feel guilty as I know that I'm going far away from the God day by day. But then, as I'm passing through the toughest time of my life, I think there is no other alternative for me. Hopefully, things will improve a bit in near future and I can spend some more time for reading. But anyway I read your discussions as it spreads the message of the God in so beautiful way. Thanks.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I have read the Bible and also the quoran i choose to accept the bible as the true history of the jewish people and the new testament as a writing on the works of jesus my saviour !
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
22 Feb 07
I presume you are a Bible scholar, having translated the first three books of the Bible. Did you know that books from the old testament points to Jesus? In ancient Israel, the center of worship is in the Ark of the covenant which later on was placed in the temple that Solomon made. Leviticus is about laws and regulations that concerns the Ark, its sacrifices for atonement of sins. Ancient Israelites were more concerned with rituals and traditions about worship than the true essence of worship. Jesus points their error when He preached during His time in the new testament. Yes, I read the Bible and I found there God's promises and how it gives me comfort in times of need. Its as if God is talking to revealing his plans for my life. When in doubt I take refuge in the Bible and somehow it helps me decide and know truly its God's plan for me.
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@lovein (345)
• India
22 Feb 07
I replied to this posting, when I was not asked for by any one specifically to reply to this post. Thanks lovein
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@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
It is great that you have a good ministry going on here, Congratulation and God Bless.
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Leviticus is a zionest book. It's a proclamation to the Levite priests on how to keep the Jewish race a pure race and a clean race. I have no doubt that you've read the Bible, but I question your historical knowledge.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Feb 07
That is wonderful. It is always amazing the way God's Word comes alive when we spend time with it. I read a book on Leviticus once and it taught me that amongst God's many laws and commandments we can learn much about His holiness. I hope you continue to have success in your Greek-English venture.
@powemji (247)
• Nigeria
26 Feb 07
That is interesting! It is good have the knowledsge of what God wants us to do by reading and studying his word. Will it be possible for me to get one of your translations when you publish them?
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
You did a lot of concentration. It's really better if we can spend time to concentrate and finish what we are reading to get the meaning. I've just learned to you have successfully published the book. Congratulations. I hope you could publish the first five books soon. May God bless you.
@Jemina (5783)
26 Feb 07
That's wonderful. I like Leviticus 11 so much because it tells us what kind of meat or fish we should eat.
@Anakata2007 (1787)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
Hi, Thanks for writing this. I do plan to read the Old Testament soon. I am currently reading the New Testament for the first time.