Origin of LeviticusEcclesiastical Late Latin Leviticus (liber) ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Leuitikon (biblion), literally , the Levitical (book)
Origin of LeviticusMiddle English, from Late Latin Lev&imacron;ticus, from Greek Leu&imacron;tikos, Levitical, from Leu&imacron;t&emacron;s, Levite; see Levite.
- The third of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the third book in the Torah.
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