History seems so basic a means of perception in the modern world that it can be difficult to imagine people functioning without historical perspective. Leviticus Rabbah is startling precisely because it insists that recurrent listings of events are subjected to a single rule, and therefore atemporal as a matter of principle. But we may make a further observation. The events in Leviticus Rabbah are indeed not temporally sequenced, but in addition: frequently, what those events are is often unclear, requiring our historical reflection to be uncovered. By thinking historically, we have discovered an ahistorical system.