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אחרי מוֹת- "After the Death"

Weekly parashah #29: Acharei Mot

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30
  • Haftarah: Ezekiel (Yechezk'el) 22:1-19
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 14-15
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Leviticus 16:1

Now the LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they had approached the presence of the LORD and died.

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The Hebrew Words

There are two words that make up the name of this week's Torah portion:

First use in Scripture

Acharei (Strong's #310) properly means "the hind part" or "after". It is used 636 times in 599 verses in the Tanakh.

The first place acharei is found in Scripture is in Genesis 5:4.

Genesis 5:4

Then the days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he had other sons and daughters.

 

Mot (Strong's #4194) means "death" and is used 164 times in 159 verses in the Tanakh.

The first instance of this word is in Genesis 21:16 when Avraham sent Hagar and Yishma'el away.

Genesis 21:16

Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, "Do not let me see the boy die." And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice and wept.

 

The first time acharei mot is used as a phrase in Scripture is in Genesis 25:11.

Genesis 25:11

It came about after the death of Abraham, that G-d blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac lived by Beer-lahai-roi.

 

Last use in Scripture

The last time acharei mot is used as a phrase in Scripture is in Psalm 49:17.

Psalm 49:17

For when he dies he will carry nothing away; His glory will not descend after him.

 

Parashah Outline

  • Law of Atonement - Leviticus 16:1
  • Annual Atonement for the Tabernacle - Leviticus 16:29
  • Blood of Atonement - Leviticus 17:1
  • Laws of Immoral Relations - Leviticus 18:1

 

Portraits of Messiah

 

Verse by Verse Notes

 

Other Observations

 


 

30 of the traditional 613 commandments are found in this parashah:

  • 53- A kohen must not enter the Temple indiscriminately- Leviticus 16:2
  • 367- To follow the procedure of Yom Kippur in the sequence prescribed in Parshah Acharei Mot- Leviticus 16:3
  • 165- To afflict yourself on Yom Kippur- Leviticus 16:29
  • 344- Do not slaughter sacrifices outside the courtyard- Leviticus 17:3-4
  • 280- To cover the blood (of a slaughtered beast or fowl) with earth- Leviticus 17:13
  • 232- Do not have sexual relations with your daughter- Leviticus 18:6, Leviticus 18:10
  • 250- Do not make pleasurable (sexual) contact with any forbidden woman- Leviticus 18:6
  • 227- Do not have sexual relations with your mother- Leviticus 18:7
  • 246- Do not have homosexual sexual relations with your father- Leviticus 18:7
  • 228- Do not have sexual relations with your father's wife- Leviticus 18:8
  • 229- Do not have sexual relations with your sister- Leviticus 18:9
  • 231- Do not have sexual relations with your son's daughter- Leviticus 18:10
  • 233- Do not have sexual relations with your daughter's daughter- Leviticus 18:10
  • 230- Do not have sexual relations with your father's wife's daughter- Leviticus 18:11
  • 237- Do not have sexual relations with your father's sister- Leviticus 18:12
  • 238- Do not have sexual relations with your mother's sister- Leviticus 18:13
  • 239- Do not have sexual relations with your father's brother's wife- Leviticus 18:14
  • 247- Do not have homosexual sexual relations with your father's brother- Leviticus 18:14
  • 240- Do not have sexual relations with your son's wife- Leviticus 18:15
  • 241- Do not have sexual relations with your brother's wife- Leviticus 18:16
  • 234- Do not have sexual relations with a woman and her daughter- Leviticus 18:17
  • 235- Do not have sexual relations with a woman and her son's daughter- Leviticus 18:17
  • 236- Do not have sexual relations with a woman and her daughter's daughter- Leviticus 18:17
  • 242- Do not have sexual relations with your wife's sister- Leviticus 18:18
  • 249- Do not have sexual relations with a menstrually impure woman- Leviticus 18:19
  • 248- Do not have sexual relations with someone else's wife- Leviticus 18:20
  • 106- Do not pass your children through the fire to Molech- Leviticus 18:21
  • 245- Do not have homosexual sexual relations- Leviticus 18:22
  • 243- A man must not have sexual relations with an animal- Leviticus 18:23
  • 244- A woman must not have sexual relations with an animal- Leviticus 18:23

 


 

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599 verses that include achar ({strongsH}Strong's #310{strongsH})

 

 

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156 verses that include mavet ({strongsH}Strong's #4194{strongsH})

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ויחי (Vayechi)

 

 

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