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The grain offering

Leviticus 2
The instructions for making a grain offering.
Contributed by Marian van der Kruijt
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The grain offering was an offering that contained fine flour, oil and frankincense. It was brought by people who could not afford to offer an animal as offering. – Slide 1
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The offering was made from fine flour and could be made into cakes or wafers. – Slide 2
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The fine flour was mingled with oil. – Slide 3
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The cakes or wafers could be baked, grilled or fried. – Slide 4
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But the offering could not be made with yeast or honey as these were forbidden to be burnt in an offering to God. – Slide 5
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Salt had to be put on all the grain offerings. Salt was the symbol of God’s agreement with them that lasted forever. Salt could not be left out and had to be added. – Slide 6
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The offering was broken into pieces and oil added. – Slide 7
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Frankincense was then added. – Slide 8
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The offering was then brought to the priests (the sons of Aaron). – Slide 9
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The priest took a handful of the offering covered with oil and frankincense and placed it on the altar to be burnt by fire. – Slide 10
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The remainder of the offering was for the priests. – Slide 11
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The grain from the first harvest had a special treatment. – Slide 12
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The corn was beaten out of the full ears. – Slide 13
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It was then dried by fire and roasted before being ground into fine grain. – Slide 14
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Oil and frankincense were added. – Slide 15
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The priests then burnt a memorial portion of the crushed grain and oil as an offering to God. – Slide 16
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A summary graphic about the grain offering. – Slide 17
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