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What do the inward parts of a sacrificed animal represent in Exodus?


Exodus 29:10 - 14

ESV - 10 Then you shall bring the bull before the tent of meeting. Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull. 11 Then you shall kill the bull before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

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Mini Sung Park Father to 4 Boys & "Assiduous Contemplater" of the Word
This passage is God's command to Israel and it is carried out in Leviticus 8 where Aaron and his sons are consecrated to priesthood. 

Animal sacrifice is instituted as the major part of worship, offer, and consecration to God. The offerer lays his hands on the animal's head. The animal (bull, ram, goat, or sheep..in this case a bull) is killed. Its blood is put on horns of the altar. Its fat and entrails (kidneys and liver) are offered and burned on the altar its flesh, skin, and dung are burnt outside the camp. 

The Israelites considered fat the best portion of meat. Offering the kidneys and liver also represented the offerer's "heart" which in Hebrew literally means kidneys, liver, or bowel. Therefore it was fitting for the offerer's "heart" to be consumed on the altar as a sin offering. The food offering following the sin offering was done differently with a ram in that the blood was sprinkled on the sides of the altar and the entrails were washed before being burned up with its leg.This was a pleasing aroma to the Lord as often is when we have our BBQ.The book of Leviticus records different offerings in greater details.

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