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Leviticus 1 Study – “Burnt Offerings” – (vv. 1-17)


The Burnt Offering

1 Now the Lord called to Moses, and spoke to him from the tabernacle of meeting, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When any one of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of the livestock—of the herd and of the flock.

3 ‘If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord. 4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him. 5 He shall kill the bull before the Lord; and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 6 And he shall skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. 7 The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar and lay the wood in order on the fire. 8 Then the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat in order on the wood that is on the fire upon the altar; 9 but he shall wash its entrails and its legs with water. And the priest shall burn all on the altar as a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet[a] aroma to the Lord.

10 ‘If his offering is of the flocks—of the sheep or of the goats—as a burnt sacrifice, he shall bring a male without blemish. 11 He shall kill it on the north side of the altar before the Lord; and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar. 12 And he shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat; and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire upon the altar; 13 but he shall wash the entrails and the legs with water. Then the priest shall bring it all and burn it on the altar; it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord.

14 ‘And if the burnt sacrifice of his offering to the Lord is of birds, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or young pigeons. 15 The priest shall bring it to the altar, [b]wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out at the side of the altar. 16 And he shall remove its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar on the east side, into the place for ashes. 17 Then he shall split it at its wings but shall not divide it completely; and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. It is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a [c]sweet aroma to the Lord.


NOTES Leviticus 1 Study – (vv. 1- 17)


1:2: The Statement, IF A MAN AMONG YOU SHOULD OFFER GIFTS TO THE LORD, emphasizes the freewill characteristic of any offering … God never forces anyone to worship Him …


Offering animal sacrifices to the Lord was not new and was well known in antiquity … Both Abel and Abraham offered animal sacrifices to the Lord – (Genesis 4; & 22) … What is newly introduced is (1): THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT THE SACRIFICES, (2): THE ENUMERATION OF THEM, AND (3): LAWS GOVERNING WHERE, HOW, AND BY WHOM THEY WERE TO BE OFFERED …


God gave these instructions for the benefit of both Israel and those under the new covenant, for the purpose of leading all of mankind to Christ … (Galatians 3:24-25) St. Paul, says, “Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith … But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor” …


Only domesticated animals could be offered to God – animals dependent on the people, who in turn depended on them … These sacrificial animals were a type of Christ, “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” – (John 1:29) …


1:3: All such animals were to be without blemish to be acceptable to GOD … These unblemished animals were types of Christs: “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God???” – (Hebrews 9:14) …


1:4: In the Levitical liturgy of worship, the people participated in the worship … They were not passive observers who watched while the priests did all the work, for the word liturgy means to work of the people … Both priests and people were actively involved … Similarly, in the new covenant liturgy of worship, both laity and clergy actively participate in the worship … here the worshipper place his hands on the head of the animal and killed it and in doing so was united with the offerings for the animals death became the death of the offer similarity in baptism the worshipper is united with Christ for Christ death becomes and the mystery of baptism the very death burial and resurrection of the one baptized – (Romans 6:3-4)… In the Levitical liturgy of worship, the burnt offering was accepted as an atonement on behalf of the worshipper torment is reconciliation to God similarity in the new covenant liturgy of worship Christ offering of himself is accepted as the worshippers means of reconciliation to God Romans 5:10-11, and 2Corinthians 5:18 …


1:5: Aaron, the high priest, and his sons were the types of the new covenant clergy. Under the new covenant Jesus Christ is the Great High priest … As High Priest He is both the one who offers and the one who is offered as a sacrifice … Prior to the Great Entrance and the Divine Liturgy, the priest prays “For Thou art He who offers and is offered …” Without him to offer, no offering can be made … Apart from Him, no sacrifice is acceptable to God … This relationship will be seen often throughout Leviticus, and much will be gained by careful observation of Israel’s Old Testament service of worship … A life was given to God in the end the life was in the blood of the animal offered … It was acceptable to God as installment for the offer … Its fulfillment is made known in Hebrews 9:11-22 … Verse 14 clearly shows the role of the blood of Christ in giving people's access to the Holy Trinity: “how much more shall the blood of Christ who threw the eternal spirit offered himself without spot to God cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God???”


1:9: the whole burnt offering was totally consumed on the altar and unmistakable picture of the complete commitment to God the church displays the spirit of commitment in its response responsive prayers lettuce command ourselves and each other and all our life unto Christ our God the burnt offering was a sweet aroma to the father this aroma speaks to the love of Christ and in giving himself as an offering and sacrifice for us for no aroma is sweeter to the father than this when we walk in this love we too are a sweet aroma to him Ephesians 5:2 …


ALL ROADS LEAD TO CHRIST

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST
PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL
IN CHRIST LOVE JARED W CAMPBELL
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