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By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk
Mysterious SIGNS Of The Torah Revealed IN GENESIS
Our discussion reveals several surprises about sacrifices. In this audio I say the first Animal sacrifice was offered in the year 1657 From Creation. How do we know this?
1. Taking life rather human or animal was forbidden until the year 1657 From Creation.
And God said [to Adam and Eve], Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, on which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food, Genesis 1.29.
[And God said] to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to every thing that creeps upon the earth, where there is life, I have given every green herb for food; and it was so, Genesis 1.30.
- The Lord God Did Not take the lives of animals to provide Adam and Chavah a covering.
Ha Torah Says,
וַיַּעַשׂ יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהִים לְאָדָם וּלְאִשְׁתּוֹ כָּתְנוֹת עוֹר וַיַּלְבִּשֵׁם:
For Adam and for his wife the Lord God made coats of skins, and clothed them, Genesis 3.12
The Word עוֹר means [epidermis] skins - meaning the outer layer. The serpent caused the problem so the Creator caused the Serpent to shed its skin. The Creator wove lamb / goats wool with skin from the serpent to form garments for Adam and Chava. There was no shedding of blood.
- Neither Cain nor Able offered Animal Sacrifices.
וַיְהִי מִקֵּץ יָמִים וַיָּבֵא קַיִן מִפְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה מִנְחָה לַיהוָֹה:
And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering to the Lord, Genesis 4.3. This was spoiled flax seed. Cain's offering was not accepted because it was not from the first fruit and because the offering was spoiled flax seed. It was slimy.
The Word מִנְחָה Minchah tells us the Offering was not meat.
וְהֶבֶל הֵבִיא גַם־הוּא מִבְּכֹרוֹת צֹאנוֹ וּמֵחֶלְבֵהֶן וַיִּשַׁע יְהֹוָה אֶל־הֶבֶל וְאֶל־מִנְחָתוֹ:
And Abel also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of rich cream of it. And the Lord had respect for Abel and for his offering; One could also say rich cream or the fat of the offering because the spelling for rich cream and animal fat is the same. Yet we know it was not an animal offering because the Word Minchato tells us the Offering was not meat.
וַיִּבֶן נֹחַ מִזְבֵּחַ לַיהוָֹה וַיִּקַּח מִכֹּל ׀ הַבְּהֵמָה הַטְּהֹרָה וּמִכֹּל הָעוֹף הַטָּהוֹר וַיַּעַל עֹלֹת בַּמִּזְבֵּחַ:
Later Noach would bring a 'Burnt Offering'. This is identified by the Word עֹלֹת Oh Loht which represent it was a bird or animal. When the Word Minchah is used it is not an animal. When the Word Olam or Oh Loht are used it is an animal offering.
Abel's offering was accepted because it was from the 'first fruit'. The Offering came from a first born goat or lamb. We know this because of the Word מִבְּכֹרוֹת Mee Bih Coor Oht meaning 'from first born.' We know it was the best because of the Word וּמֵחֶלְבֵהֶן Oov May Cheh Lih Beh Hehn meaning 'And From the [rich] Cream. The offering was from the finest of the first born and the richest cream.
Dear Ones if this discussion is up setting to you listen carefully to the second audio - Offerings In The Bible This is where I explain how these misunderstandings may have begun. The misunderstandings come about from poor translations into English. It is understandable how English readers with little or no Hebrew language skills could become mislead here.
This is possible the most important audio you may every listen to. If you have questions please send them to your Course instructor.
May our Creator Bless each of us as we seek His Truth. Blessed is His Name.
Blessings, Love and Peace,
Dr. Akiva Gamliel