Levitikus 2

Grossman, Jonathan, The Significance of Frankincense in Grain Offerings, in: Journal of Biblical Literature 138, 2019, 285–296. Show MorePublished abstract: According to Lev 2, frankincense is offered along with grain offerings, although this is mentioned in relation to the fine flour offering and not in relation to prepared grain offerings. This article proposes that the function of the addition of frankincense is to create a “sweet savor” for nonanimal offerings, which, in contrast to animal offerings, do not produce a good smell when they are burned. There is therefore no need to burn frankincense along with prepared grain offerings because baking or frying of the grain also produces a good smell that symbolizes the “sweet savor” associated with voluntary offerings.

Ko, Ming Him, The Significance of the Omission of Leaven and Honey from Grain Offerings, in: Vetus Testamentum 73, 2022, 48–61. Show More Published abstract: According to Lev 2:11, leaven and honey were not to be burned as a part of a grain offering, although they could be offered to YHWH as an offering of firstfruits, as mentioned in Lev 2:12. This article proposes that the purpose of the omission of leaven and honey from grain offerings was to foster the production of a pleasing odor, because these substances lengthen the burning process (in the case of leaven) and create a burning smell (in the case of honey). This article also suggests that their omission acts as a reminder of God’s mighty hand of salvation in the Exodus story. The lack of yeast and honey corresponds to the unleavened bread and bitter herbs in the Passover meal, providing a clear link to this meal and thus aiding our understanding of their omission in grain offerings.

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