Numbers 28 & 29

  1. Distinguish between the daily sacrifice throughout the year offered every morning and evening (28:3-8) and the additional sacrifices:
    (a) on the Sabbath (28:9, 10);
    (b) at the new moon each month (28:11-15);
    (c) throughout the feast of unleavened bread and at the Passover itself (28:17-25, see Note below);
    (d) at the Feast of Weeks (28:26-31);
    (e) at the blowing of trumpets (29:1-6);
    (f) on the Day of Atonement (29:7-11);
    (g) at the Feast of Tabernacles (29:12-38).
  2. It was easy for these sacrifices to become mere ritual- so much so that later prophets strongly condemned their misuse.
    Amos 5:21-24 and Is. 1:11-18 give a clue as to the purpose of these offerings and to God’s real requirements in and through them. Cf. also Heb. 10:1-18.

Note. 28:24. The meaning is that the sacrifices prescribed above in verses 19-22 are to be offered daily throughout the feast.

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