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Leviticus 23:19 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(19) Then ye shall sacrifice.—Better, and ye shall sacrifice. They were, moreover, to offer a goat for a sin offering, and two lambs for a peace offering. Hence Josephus, who was an eye-witness to the Temple service, in summing up the number of animal sacrifices on this festival, says that there were fourteen lambs, three young bullocks, and three goats, the number two instead of three goats being manifestly a transcriber’s error (Antiq. III., 10:6). The two statements, therefore, viz., the one in the passage before us, and the other in Num. 28:27, according to the authorities during the second Temple, refer to two distinct sacrifices. The one before us speaks of the sacrifices which are to accompany the wave loaves, whilst the order in Numbers refers to the properly appointed sacrifices for the festival. Those prescribed in Numbers were offered in the wilderness, whilst those prescribed here were only to be offered when the Israelites entered the Promised Land.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 23:19 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 23:19 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 23:19 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:19 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 23:19 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 23:19 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 23:19 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)