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Most Holy of Offerings ©

Parshat Vayikra Tzva

 By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC


There are three words that tell us of the Great Holiness of the Minchah Offering. 

 בָּנָיו הַנּוֹתָרִים קְחוּ אֶת־הַמִּנְחָה הַנּוֹתֶרֶת מֵאִשֵּׁי יְהֹוָה וְאִכְלוּהָ מַצּוֹת אֵצֶל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ כִּי קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים הִוא:

In Vayikra {Leviticus} 6.9,10 Ha Torah Teaches there are three offerings that are Most Holy. They are:

They are:

The Meal Offering - Vayikra 2.3

The Sin Offering - Vayikra 6.18

The Guilt Offering - Vayikra 7.1

The Meal Offering is  a  קָרְבַּן  Karbon which is translated sacrifice.  So even though there is no blood shed with a Meal Karbon {Sacrifice} Ha Torah Does not separate the Meal Karbon from that of the Sin or Guilt.  Notice Vayikra 1.2

Each are described as This is the Law of...the Meal Offering, the Sin Offering and the Guilt Offering.  Other offerings are also described with these words.  However only the Meal Offering, the Sin Offering and the Guilt Offering are described as Most Holy!! This is very significant.  The Meal Offering has the same status as the Sin Offering and as the Guilt Offering.  In other words the Meal Offering is like a Sin-Offering. - Rashi

What is the intent when bring an offering?  Intent is everything!

If there was there was no repentance of the heart the offering in and of its self will not bring about forgiveness. Zevachim 7b  Proverbs 21.27 says, The offering of the wicked is an abomination...

The offering is a Gift to G-d brought after receiving repentance.

Blessings, Love and Peace,

Dr. Akiva Gamliel

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