and the priest 1 must take up with his hand some of the choice wheat flour of the grain offering 2 and some of its olive oil, and all of the frankincense that is on the grain offering, and he must offer its memorial portion 3 up in smoke on the altar 4 as a soothing aroma to the Lord. 5
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1 tn Heb “and he”; the referent has been specified in the translation for clarity. The “he” refers to the officiating priest. A similar shift between singular and plural occurs in Lev 1:7-9, but see the note on Lev 1:7 and J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 89 for the possibility of textual corruption.
2 tn Heb “shall take up from it with his hand some of the choice wheat flour of the grain offering.”
3 sn See the note on Lev 2:2.
4 tc Smr reading, which includes the locative ה (hey, translated “on” the altar), is preferred here. This is the normal construction with the verb “offer up in smoke” in Lev 1-7 (see the note on Lev 1:9).
5 tn Heb “and he shall offer up in smoke [on] the altar a soothing aroma, its memorial portion, to the