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Leviticus 1:3


“‘If his offering is a burnt offering 1  from the herd he must present it as a flawless male; he must present it at the entrance 2  of the Meeting Tent for its 3  acceptance before the Lord.


Ge 8:20; Ge 22:2,8,13; Ex 12:5; Ex 24:5; Ex 29:4; Ex 29:18,42; Ex 32:6; Ex 35:5,21,29; Ex 36:3; Ex 38:1; Le 3:1; Le 4:23; Le 6:9-13; Le 7:16; Le 8:18,21; Le 16:7; Le 17:4; Le 22:19-24; Le 22:19,21; Nu 23:3,10,11,19,23,24,27,30; Nu 29:8-11,13; De 12:5,6,13,14,27; De 15:21; Ps 40:8; Ps 110:3; Isa 1:11; Eze 20:40; Zec 13:7; Mal 1:14; Lu 1:35; Joh 1:36; Joh 10:7,9; 2Co 8:12; 2Co 9:7; Eph 2:18; Eph 5:27; Heb 7:26; Heb 9:14; Heb 10:8-10; 1Pe 1:18,19

NET © Notes

sn The burnt offering (עֹלָה, ’olah) was basically a “a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord” (vv. 9, 13, 17). It could serve as a votive or freewill offering (e.g., Lev 22:18-20), an accompaniment of prayer and supplication (e.g., 1 Sam 7:9-10), part of the regular daily, weekly, monthly, and festival cultic pattern (e.g., Num 28-29), or to make atonement either alone (e.g., Lev 1:4; 16:24) or in combination with the grain offering (e.g., Lev 14:20) or sin offering (e.g., Lev 5:7; 9:7). See R. E. Averbeck, NIDOTTE 4:996-1022.

tn Heb “door” (so KJV, ASV); NASB “doorway” (likewise throughout the book of Leviticus). The translation “door” or “doorway” may suggest a framed door in a casing to the modern reader, but here the term refers to the entrance to a tent.

tn The NIV correctly has “it” in the text, referring to the acceptance of the animal (cf., e.g., RSV, NEB, NLT), but “he” in the margin, referring to the acceptance of the offerer (cf. ASV, NASB, JB). The reference to a “flawless male” in the first half of this verse suggests that the issue here is the acceptability of the animal to make atonement on behalf of the offerer (Lev 1:4; cf. NRSV “for acceptance in your behalf”).

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