The Levitical Statutes belong not to the Civil but to the Ecclesiasical Law—Unity of the Church—The Law not Repealed—Jewish Code.
The Hebrews were both a Church and a Nation. Jehovah sustained to them a twofold relation. He was the nation's king, and the church's covenant God. In legislating for this peculiar people, He acted in correspondence with this twofold relation. As their king, he gave laws to the nation; and as their covenant God, He gave laws to His Church.
Now, the question in reference to the law under consideration is, which character did Jehovah assume, and in which aspect did He regard the Hebrews when it was published? Did He enact it as their king, or as their covenant God? Was it designed to promote the peace and order of the commonwealth, or to