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Excerpt from The Expositor, Vol. 10The offerings presented by the Hebrews at, and in part at least consumed upon, the altar fall in respect of the material of which they consisted into two classes: they consisted either of animals that were slain,MoreExcerpt from The Expositor, Vol. 10The offerings presented by the Hebrews at, and in part at least consumed upon, the altar fall in respect of the material of which they consisted into two classes: they consisted either of animals that were slain, or of vegetable produce. But animal sacrifice is so much more conspicuous in the Old Testament that the prevalence and importance of the vegetable sacrifices are easily overlooked. It may be convenient, therefore, at the outset of the present discussion to recall certain characteristics of the vegetable offerings.According to the Priestly Code no animal offering was complete without an accompanying vegetable offering: and in Numbers xv. an exact scale is given of the quantities required: with every lamb that was offered a vegetable offering consisting of 1/10 ephah of meal, 1/3 Jhin of oil, and 1/4 hin of wine had also to be offered- with every ram 2/10 ephah of meal, 1/3 hin of oil and 1/2 hin of wine- with every bullock T3o ephah of meal, hin of oil and hin of wine. Ezekiel 1 gives a similar, though not identical, scale for vegetable offerings that must accompany all public animal offerings.But while an animal offering by itself was incomplete, the Priestly Code admits that a vegetable sacrifice may be offered by itself, and Leviticus ii. regulates these independent vegetable sacrifices, the foundation of which may be fine flour, or bread, or pounded ears of fresh corn.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.