The priest will then take some of the log of olive oil and pour it into his own left hand. 1
The priest shall then take some of the log of oil, pour it in the palm of his own left hand,
"The priest shall also take some of the log of oil, and pour it into his left palm;
"Then the priest will pour some of the olive oil into the palm of his own left hand.
Following that he will take some oil and pour it into the palm of his left hand
And take some of the oil and put it in the hollow of his left hand;
The priest shall take some of the log of oil and pour it into the palm of his own left hand,
"And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand.
And the priest
[some] of the log
[it] into the palm
of his own
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will then take
some of the log
of olive oil
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1 tn Heb “And the priest…shall pour on the left hand of the priest.” As the Rabbis observe, the repetition of “priest” as the expressed subject of both verbs in this verse may suggest that two priests were involved in this ritual (see m. Nega’im 14:8, referred to by J. Milgrom, Leviticus [AB], 1:852), but the seemingly unnecessary repetition of “priest” in several verses throughout the chapter argues against this (see esp. vv. 3, 14, 18, 20, 24, and 26). Moreover, in this case, “priest” may be repeated to avoid confusing the priest’s hand with that of the one being cleansed (cf. v. 14).