Thursday, March 20, 2014


Exodus 29
29.13  eNtrails
29.13 fatty lobe attached to the liver... and not the liver?  I am curious to why this particular piece of fat.
29.13  two kidneys and the fat that is on them.. Two livers as opposed to just one?  Maybe that helps distinguish that it is specifically the kidneys in view.  And here is the fat again. 
"The same Heb. word is translated variously where it refers, generally figuratively, to the human organs, which were held to possess psychical functions. RSV renders it as ‘the heart’ which is ‘troubled’ (Jb. 19:27; Ps. 73:21), and ‘tried’ by God (Je. 11:20). In Pr. 23:16 RSV uses ‘soul’, which ‘rejoices’. In NT Gk. nephros (lit. kidneys) occurs once, but RSV renders ‘mind’ (Rev. 2:23)."
B. O. Banwell, “Kidneys,” ed. D. R. W. Wood et al., New Bible Dictionary (Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996), 644.
29.20  right ear, thumb, and toe...  Seems like a sermon in the making. "To lose thumbs and big toes was the symbol of impotence and uselessness (Judg. 1:6): so to dedicate them to God was to dedicate all one’s strength. For the ‘ear-marking’, see Exodus 21:6. It seems to be the mark of a perpetual slave’s willing obedience."
R. Alan Cole, Exodus: An Introduction and Commentary, vol. 2, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973), 212.

29.27  wave offering
29.28  peace offerings ... heave offering
29.36  sin offering...
29.40  drink offering... 
29.41  grain offering
29.42  continual burnt offering...