The word Leviticus means And He Called and the author of the Book is Moses. The Book of Leviticus does not state when it was written but the date of authorship is likely between 1450 and 1400 B.C., which is the approximate time that Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and the approximate time of Moses death.
Aleph/Tav את Used in LEVITICUS: אֶת et 0 times, אֶת־ et- 385 times, אֵת eet 30 times, אֶת־Et- 13 times, אֵת Eet 1 time, אָתְּ aat 0 times, אַתְּ at 0 times, אַתְּ־ at- 0 times = Total 429
Vav/Aleph/Tav ואת Wa‘at וְאַתְּ 0 times, Wa‘eet וְאֵת 43 times, Wa‘et- וְאֶת־ 135 times = 178 Grand Total 607
24. PARSHA (1) VAYIKRA (and he called) (Leviticus 1:1-6:7)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: Leviticus 1:2 immediately gets right into the understanding of sacrifice as a picture of Y’shua’s presence represented in the Aleph/Tav את Symbol in any offering to be slaughtered at the temple. Lev 1:9 clearly shows us a type and foreshadow of את Y’shua Messiah on the altar as the burnt offering being poured out and consumed. These laws clearly establish certain requirements of what is an acceptable sacrifice to achieve atonement or covenant and they cannot be altered or changed. During the preparations for the burning, the entrails and legs represent the animals most innermost part of its being. The heart is from which our conduct springs and the internal organs represent our emotions and the legs represent our walk. All must be cleansed with water before all can be burned on the fire. The burnt offering is cleaned on the inside and then completely consumed. This is a perfect picture of what our devotion to Elohim should look like as covenant children just as 1 John 2:6 states, He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as Y’shua walked. This is what Elohim is desirous of His children to mature toward due to our access through את Y’shua Messiah to יהוה Father by His Spirit. We are to climb up on the sacred altar and place our flesh, our soul as a total sacrifice just as Y’shua did daily before יהוה Father. As bondservants we are to withhold nothing but we are to give our all just as He gave His all toward us. This is the picture את Y’shua Messiah wants us to see in the burnt offering for sin atonement. The burnt offering is painfully costly because it costs us our life, daily. This is what we are required to give in exchange for the forgiveness of our sins and this is our covenant obligation at its roots!
Concerning the sacrificial offerings on the altar at the temple in the book of Leviticus…the placement of the את clearly shows that any animal, grain (Lev 2:8) or libation (wine) offering being sacrificed or offered to יהוה Father on the את altar at the temple not only belongs to את as creator but once the high priest lays his את hands (Lev 3:8) on the animal and accepts the sacrifice/offering, which then sets it apart as sacred, by this act, it then is received by את Y’shua Messiah who then presents the animal’s body and את blood (Lev 3:13) as a sacrifice before יהוה Father as a sweet savor (Lev 2:9). If את Y’shua did not present it to יהוה Father then it could not be received by יהוה Father. Let us not forget את Y’shua has always been the mediator between man and יהוה Father from the beginning. 1 Tim 2:5 For there is one Elohim and one mediator between Elohim and men, the man Y’shua the Messiah. In Lev 4:29 the את appears before the Sin Offering, which represents His presence on all acceptable sacrifices. As you read Leviticus bear in mind the picture that את Y’shua paints through His את (mark) is also a picture of each individual believer through covenant relationship, because the two must strive to work together as ONE by the power of יהוה Father’s Holy Spirit. This was the focus of Y’shua’s prayer to יהוה Father in the garden, that just as He was ONE with Father, so to would His disciples become ONE with יהוה Father (John 17:22).
25. PARSHA (2) TZAV (command) (Leviticus 6:8-8-36)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: Leviticus chapters 6 through 8 cover the subject of sacred offerings. Notice the את is placed before burnt offering, guilt (sin) offering, the rump, the inner organs and the blood in these chapters and many more, signifying that once the whole animal is set apart to be sacrificed on the altar to make atonement for someone the animal is then received by את Y’shua’s presence who accepts the offering, sanctifies it and sets it apart to present the offerings as the High Priest before יהוה Father. This is another reason why the earthly את Tabernacle had to resemble the Heavenly את Tabernacle because the two work together as ONE. The same applies to Lev chapter 8 and is why the את is placed before the priestly garments, the breastplate, the Urim and the Thummim, the turban on the High Priest head, the plates and the anointing oil, because all these items are used in maintaining the covenant which is the work of אתY’shua the Messiah with man. When the High Priest lays his hands on an animal it is as if את Y’shua is laying His hands on the animal as mediator of the covenants between the altar and heaven, this is why the את is before the word hands (Lev 8:14) in regard to the Levite’s work in the Tabernacle which reveals the strength of our covenant with יהוה Father through את Y’shua the Messiah. Notice over and over again that the instructions came as commanded יהוה את Moses. This signifies and confirms the divine order by which the will of יהוה Father was carried out in His Tabernacle by the Levites. The Yah-head, יהוה Father and את Y’shua are working together as ONE for the redemption of man.
26. PARSHA (3) SHEMENI (eighth) (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: What a beautiful picture Lev 9:22-24 is, when Aaron, in the office as High Priest, lifts his hands to bless the people. His hands become את Y’shua’s hands blessing His את people and FIRE comes out from the presence of יהוה Father and consumes את burnt offering on the altar. This was truly יהוה Father’s presence manifested as the symbolism of the FIRE demonstrates! We see in Lev 10:17 a perfect scripture that shows us that a sin offering must be received by the presence of Y’shua by virtue of where the את is placed. That through the consecrated animal and its blood sacrificed on the altar and through confession and repentance of sin, a person or a people transfer their sin to the animal, which is received by את Y’shua the Messiah before יהוה Father so that atonement can be made and forgiveness obtained. For according to Hebrews 9:22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
In Leviticus chapter 11 are the commandments of what is clean and unclean regarding meat and it is clear from Lev 11:43 and 11:44 by the את placement, that when we eat meat that is unclean we are actually defiling our body and יהוה Father’s Holy Spirit within us for our body is a temple where the presence of יהוה Father’s Holy Spirit desires to reside. Lev 11:43 commands us not to make ourselves or את in us detestable for 1 Cor 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from Elohim, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify Elohim in your body and in your spirit, which are Elohims’…continuing in 2 Cor 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of Elohim.
27. PARSHA (4) TAZRIA (tzara’at) (Leviticus 12:1-13:59)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: In Leviticus chapter 13 concerning the plague of tzara’at (leprosy) it is clear from Lev 13:3 and 13:4 that את Y’shua is the one that inflicts sickness on His covenant children as judgment from sin and it is also clear from Lev 13:17 that את Y’shua is also our healer. We can see these characteristics confirmed in Deut 32:39 See now that I, even I, am He and there is no god with Me: I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand. And also Isaiah 45:7 I form the light and create darkness: I make peace and create evil: I יהוה do all these things.
28. PARSHA (5) METZORA (cleaning the leper) (Leviticus 14:1-15:33)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: There is an amazing and mysterious ritual that is described in Leviticus chapter 14 that the priest are supposed to conduct concerning someone whom את Y’shua has healed of tzara’at (leprosy) before they can be declared clean, have their sin atoned for and rejoin the community. Other than Naaman being healed of leprosy in 2 Kings 5:14 there is no record of anyone we know prior to the time of Y’shua that was healed of leprosy and Naaman was not a Israelite so the laws concerning this cleansing would not have applied to him, so the Levite priest had never performed this ritual until Y’shua the Messiah came. This ritual has confounded many as to its exact purpose and meaning but by examining the placement of the את it becomes easily interpreted. Keep in mind that everything in Torah points to את Y’shua and there are NO idle words. In the first chapter of Isaiah Israel’s sin is compared to leprosy, which has made her unclean and separated her from יהוה Father. Leprosy is a death sentence and is a supernatural occurrence.
If someone is healed from leprosy it is a miracle because there is no cure. Leprosy begins from inside the body and is a perfect spiritual picture of where our sin originates from and we all are born with this unclean condition and in need of being redeemed and healed. The priestly ritual does not heal them; this would have already happened. So with that brief mind-set the placement of the את will confirm what Father is desirous of revealing about the work of messiah in this ritual. There are two birds and the את bird being killed is to declare the leper as clean and is a type and foreshadow of Messiah as our redeemer. This is confirmed by the placement of the את. The את bird was tied to the cedar wood stake by the scarlet yarn and lowered into the earthen (clay) vessel (grave) being filled with running water while the priest probably twist its neck and drowned it. The second את bird is sprinkled with the hyssop branch after being dipped into the את blood and water. The man is then sprinkled with the את blood and water from the hyssop branch and the את live bird is released in an open field. The man is then declared clean by the high priest. The released את live bird symbolizes the את Messiah’s resurrection from the dead. Since there are את by both birds, both work together to declare the leper clean. The shaving of את hair is to humble him. The two male lambs are slain to atone for his past sin and guilt (conscience). Then the blood is placed on the man’s right ear, right thumb and right big toe to provide atonement for the whole man; from the sins of his past words, to his past deeds and his past ways of sin in which he walked. The symbolism is a perfect picture of את Y’shua the Messiah who was the lamb who would be slain from the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:20) to make atonement for our past sins both inwardly and outwardly.
29. PARSHA (6) ACHAREI MOT (after the death) (Leviticus 16:1-18:30)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: In Lev 16:4 notice the association of the washing of water in relation to את and our body. A complete study could be done on the association of water in regard to the את Messiah. The first substance that is mentioned in Gen 1:2 is water. Water comes before light is created and before the land appears. Water is the foundational substance required for all physical life. With the washing of את water, man can become both spiritually and ritually clean. Baptism (mikvah) in water can supernaturally circumcise the heart by the removal of spiritual waste and cleanse the conscience. Y’shua the Messiah said in John 7:38 Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. Y’shua is speaking of the scripture verse in Jeremiah 17:13 O יהוה, the Hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be put to shame. They that depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken, the fountain of living waters את יהוה.
30. PARSHA (7) KEDOSHIM (sacred ones) (Leviticus 19:1-20:27)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: The את identifies covenant peoples, persons, places, things and titles pertaining to the ownership of property by יהוה Father through את Y’shua our Messiah (Yah-head). As you move through the Laws of Liberty (Torah) notice where the את is placed and where it is not placed. Paul declares in Romans 7:12 the TORAH (nomos) is Holy and the Commandments are Holy (Set apart), Righteous (Just) and Good (of Benefit). Lev 19:8 and 21 speaks about sacrifices made to יהוה Father are considered an את consecrated thing of יהוה Father which implies the presence of את Y’shua on those sacrifices in order for them to be acceptable and received by יהוה Father.
In Lev 20:1-3 there’s a warning to the Children of Israel about the worship and dedication of our children to any foreign gods. יהוה Father says I will set את My face against that man and cut him off for he has defiled את My sanctuary and profaned את Name, My sacred Name! Again we see the working of יהוה Father through את Y’shua our Messiah who is the FACE of יהוה Father. Confirmation of this is when Philip asked Y’shua, show us the Father and we will be satisfied and Y’shua replied in John 14:9 Have I been with you so long and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. This is the protocol by which יהוה Father has worked with man from the beginning, by יהוה Father’s Holy Spirit with and through את Y’shua who is the exact image of יהוה Father and has been given Father’s authority to be Father’s representative to speak יהוה Father’s words and accomplish Father’s works…the TWO working together as ONE!
31. PARSHA (8) EMOR (say) (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)
Aleph/Tav Alert: Leviticus 23 lists all of יהוה Father’s Feast Days. Notice the symbolism in Lev 23:11-12 in regard to the sheaf which is waved before יהוה Father on First Fruits as a type and foreshadow of את Y’shua our Messiah that He fulfilled after the resurrection as the wave offering. On this day a male lamb is also offered before יהוה Father. In Lev 23:32 when we deny ourselves (fast) on the High Sabbath of Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), את Y’shua Messiah becomes associated with our affliction, as does יהוה Father within our soul and feels our sacrifice of repentance on this most sacred day of the year. This is the power of covenant with the Yah-head. In Lev 24:11 capital punishment (death by stoning) was to be administered to any Israelite that blasphemed את Name of יהוה by speaking it in vain.
32. PARSHA (9) BEHAR (on the mount) (Leviticus 25:1-26:2)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: In Lev 25:18 יהוה Father tells Moses that the Children of Israel are to keep (obey) את My statutes and My judgments. We cannot separate יהוה Father’s commandments in Torah from את Y’shua’s commandments that He spoke in the Brit Chadashah (New Covenant) for they cannot have different commandments…all commandments come from יהוה Father. When Y’shua said in both John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep my commandments…and in John 15:10 If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. Y’shua was clearly talking about the commandments in Torah and we can see the proof of this in the Tanakh by the placement of the את. Lev 25:21 clearly points to the one who will be administering the blessings upon us as את Y’shua the Messiah if we obey His Torah. Lev 26:2 clearly points to את Y’shua as to whom is appointed over יהוה Father’s Sabbaths…Matt 12:8 For the Son of Man is Adonai even of the Sabbath. And in Luke 6:5 The Son of Man is also Adonai of the Sabbath.
33. PARSHA (10) BECHUKKOTAI (in My statutes) (Leviticus 26:3-27:34)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: Lev 26:7 if we keep יהוה Father’s commandments our enemies will also be את Y’shua enemies. Lev 26:9 promises also that if we strive to keep Torah that את will establish יהוה Father’s Covenant with us and not reject us but Lev 26:15-38 begins the promises of judgment (chastisement) which will be administered by יהוה Father through את Y’shua against all His covenant children who do not honor יהוה Father’s Torah. The Book of Leviticus ends with a very important statement in Lev 27:34 which states…These are the commandments, which commanded יהוה את Moses for the Children of Israel in Mount Sinai…indentifying that the commandments written in the Torah belong to both יהוה Father and את Y’shua, who work together as ONE (Yah-head), and were administered through את Moses.