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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible
Leviticus 7



Verses 1-38

Directions to the Priests (continued)

1-10. The Guilt Offering. Leviticus 7:8-10 refer to private offerings and the priest's share in them.

11-21. The Peace Offering. Three kinds of peace offerings are distinguished here, viz. the thank offering (Leviticus 7:12), and the votive and free will offerings (Leviticus 7:16). The former, as its name implies, would be presented after a benefit had been received; the latter, while the benefit was still expected, as an accompaniment of supplication.

12. The animal sacrifice is accompanied with a meal offering of four kinds of cakes, one of which is leavened. Of each of these one cake is heaved before the Lord (see on Exodus 29:24) and appropriated by the priests, the others are eaten by the offerer along with his share of the peace offering: see intro. to Leviticus 3.

21. Shall be cut off] excommunicated: see on Exodus 12:15.

22-27. Prohibition to eat fat or blood. The fat is the internal fat: see on Leviticus 3:3.

28-34. The Priest's share of the peace offerings. This consists of the choice portions, the breast and right thigh which are first heaved or waved before the Lord: see Exodus 29:24.

35. Portion of the anointing] RM 'Portion.' Leviticus 7:35-38 form a conclusion to the first part of the book of Levitious, that dealing with Sacrifices.


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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Leviticus 7:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.

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