(also called a “holocaust” or “burnt offering”).
Moses: the transmitter of these sacrificial regulations assigned their origin to the LORD at Sinai. Tent of Meeting:
see Exod. 26.1–37 n.
When: these are not requirements for specific occasions, but voluntary offerings by individuals.
Originally an offering of praise and gratitude, this ancient sacrifice was increasingly used as a rite of expiation, by means
of which atonement with God was effected.
see Exod. 29.1–46 n.
Present the blood:
see Exod. 29.12 n.
The shins are washed to remove dirt and dung (compare Exod. 29.14
), impediments to sacrifices. Soothing odour:
see Exod. 29.18 n.
The poor, unable to afford cattle or sheep, are given this equally acceptable option.
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