The Book of Leviticus, Chapter 2

This chapter is about the grain offering & what the Israelites are to bring for this particular offering. This is also a shorter chapter. I hope y’all enjoy!

When someone brought a grain offering to God, their offering is to be of fine flour. They’re to pour oil on the flour, put incense on it, & take it to Aaron’s sons (the priests). The priest will take a handful of the flour/oil with the incense & burn it as a memorial portion on the altar. The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron & his sons. This was the most holy part of the offerings made to God by fire.

If you were to bring a grain offering that was baked, it was to be made out of fine flour, without yeast, & mixed with oil. Or they could be wafers spread with oil. If the grain offering was prepared on a griddle, it’s made of fine flour, mixed with flour, & without yeast. Then you’d crumble it up & pour oil on it. If the grain offering was cooked in a pan, it was to be made of just fine flour & oil.

You brought that grain offerings made of those things to God. You presented it to the priest(s), who took it to the altar. The priest would take out the memorial portion from the grain offering & burn it on the altar as an offering made by fire. The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron & his sons. It was the MOST HOLY part of the offerings made to God, by fire.

Every grain offering brought to God must be made without yeast. The Israelites weren’t allowed to burn any yeast or honey in an offering made to God, by fire. (I wonder why. Was God allergic to gluten? Or to honey? Bee products?) They were allowed to bring yeast/honey to God as an offering of the 1st-fruits, but weren’t allowed to make them an offering on the altar as a burnt offering. All of the grain offerings were seasoned with salt. They were told not to forget the salt.

If you bring a grain offering of 1st-fruits to God, offer the crushed, roasted heads of new grain. You had to put oil & incense on it. The priest(s) will burn the memorial portion of the crushed grain & oil, together with the incense, as the offering made to God, by fire.

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