May 29, 2007

Breadcrumb: On the first day of Sukkot, my congregation gave to me

Num. 29:12-38 lists the offerings that must be given every day during the Feast of Tabernacles (known today as Sukkot). On the first day, the offering is 13 bullocks, 2 rams, 14 lambs, quite a bit of wine, and flour mixed with oil. Also, there was a sacrifice of a kid goat as a sin offering, and the daily offerings I mentioned yesterday. Every subsequent day, with the exception of the 8th (last) day, the offering remains the same except that the number of bullocks decreases by one (to 7 bullocks on the 7th day). It's like a backwards Christmas carol.

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