February 04, 2007
Breadcrumb: Win-win situation
As part of the consecration ceremony, the Israelites must agree to sacrifice two lambs a day, one on the morning and one in the evening, every day. In addition to the lambs, they must also sacrifice flour, oil, and wine. (Ex. 29:38-42) This provided both a spiritual and a practical purpose. Spiritually, the Israelites were appeasing God and maintaining their connection to their deity. Practically, this was giving the priests something to eat, as only priests could eat of the offerings. The Israelites stay in God's good graces, and the priests don't die of starvation: everybody wins!