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The regular prescribed offerings

Posted by Chris on May 15, 2008

This is part of a series. See the description and introduction and glossary.

The prior posts described the most common offerings that made up Israel’s regular religious practices. After learning about the burnt, fellowship, grain, and drink offerings, you can then look at what God asks of Israel on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Daily Offerings

  • Burnt Ofg: 2 lambs (Num 28:3); one in the morning, one at twilight (Num 28:4, 8 )
  • The basic Grain & Drink ofg’s (Num 28:5, 7)

Sabbath Offerings (Weekly)

  • Offered in addition to the daily ofg’s (Num 28:10)
  • Same as daily offerings (burnt- 2 lambs, grain, & drink ofg’s)
    • Exception: grain ofg is 2/10 ep flour instead of 1/10 (Num 28:9)

Monthly Offerings

  • On the first of the month (Num 28:11)
  • Burnt Ofg: 2 bulls; 1 ram; 7 male lambs (Num 28:11)
  • Basic Grain & Drink ofg’s
  • Sin Ofg: a male goat (Num 28:15)

As you can see, the ministry of the priests was ongoing. These requirements may seem astounding, especially once we look at the all the “irregular” or special offerings. These offerings were to maintain the general communion with God because of the general sinfulness of people– in the same way that Christians should not merely worship on Sundays but rather “offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God; for this is your spiritual act of worship” (Romans 12:1).

Next I will address the less common Sin and Guilt offerings.

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