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Why was honey forbidden on the altar?

There seems to be some controversy as to whether this referred to bees' honey or some form of syrup from fruits.

Leviticus 2:11

ESV - 11 No grain offering that you bring to the Lord shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven nor any honey as a food offering to the Lord.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
By my understanding, honey could be offered, but could not be burned, because the burning process would make it swell and froth, creating a repulsive appearance that would make it symbolically equivalent to moral evil.

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