Anyone besides me notice the emphasis on sin and guilt?
Chapters 6 and 7
Edward Falzon your footnote to Leviticus 6:12 is a hoot! “It’s fortunate that in those days, the barren deserts in which the Israelites lived were lush and green, full of trees for keeping the fire blazing.” But even though it’s tongue-in-cheek, it’s a legitimate question. Where would they get all that firewood in the desert?
In chapters 6 and 7, it’s really obvious that any offerings of grain and meat that are edible and not wasted by burning were eaten by the priests in a pecking order, Aaron first, then his sons, other priests. Pretty good deal for them, I’d say. They literally got fat off the labor of their followers. Definitely the forerunners of mega-church pastors with jets and mansions.