Derived from the Latin Līber Lēvīticus which is from the Ancient Greek το Λευιτικόν (to Leuitikón), "of the Levites [priestly class]". In Jewish writings it is customary to cite the book by its first word, וַיִּקְרָא (Vayikrá, “and he called”).
- The third of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible; the third book in the Torah.
- Synonym: Lev. (abbreviation)
- Leviticus (book of the Hebrew Bible)