Saturday, March 6, 2010

Project 4:4--Day Fifty-Three

Day Fifty-Three, Various Passages from Leviticus and Numbers

Today’s reading has instructions for peace offerings and sin offerings.

Peace offerings, unlike the burnt offerings and grain offerings were only partially burned up—the rest was to be eaten. If it was a required offering, it belonged to the priest to eat. If it was a freewill offering, the worshiper could also eat of the offering. It was considered a type of fellowship offering.

The sin offering was an offering that was made to atone for a sin or transgression of omission that was committed unintentionally. There were specific instructions given for sin offerings for the priests, leaders among the people, the entire congregation, and individuals.

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