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Levitcus 7, vs. 11-18 with Betty

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Note: at the end of today’s Portion of Bible Text, you will find my thoughts on the verses. B.K.
12-07-12

11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the Lord.

12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.

13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.

14 And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for an heave offering unto the Lord, and it shall be the priest’s that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings.

15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.

16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten:

17 But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire.

18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.

K.J.V. Bible Text

My thoughts:

Verse 11 of Leviticus 7 mentions the sacrifice of peace offerings for thanksgiving. For thanksgiving, along with the sacrifice, unleavened cakes mingled with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil and cakes of fine flour, mingled with oil and fried. Verse 13 says “Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.” This part comes as a surprise to me as it is the first time I recall the use of leavened bread being asked of the Hebrews.

We also learn that a peace offering for Thanksgiving must be eaten the same day it is offered. It cannot be saved for another day.

We learn however that a voluntary peace offering can be eaten the day of the sacrifice and the day after but on the third day the remainder must be burnt with fire. If any is eaten on the third day it is unacceptable and an abomination.
Betty Killebrew

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