Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO LEVITICUS 18\\

In this chapter the Israelites are directed in general not to imitate
the customs and practices of the Egyptians and Canaanites, but to keep
the ordinances, statutes, and judgments of the Lord, \\#Le 18:1-5\\; and
they are instructed particularly to avoid incestuous marriages,
\\#Le 18:6-18\\; carnal copulation with a menstruous woman, \\#Le 18:19\\;
adultery, \\#Le 18:20\\; letting any of their seed pass through the fire
to Molech, \\#Le 18:21\\; sodomy, \\#Le 18:22\\; and bestiality,
\\#Le 18:23\\; and they are deterred from these things by observing to
them the pollution and destruction which they brought on the
inhabitants of Canaan, and would bring the same on them should they
commit them, \\#Le 18:24-30\\.