Then said he unto me, these are the places of them that boil,
&c.] The kitchens, in which those whose business it was to boil the sacrifices did it; and who they were are next declared: where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the
these seem to be the Levites, as distinct from the priests before mentioned; though in this prophecy they are both used of the same persons; see ( Ezekiel 44:15 ) , the sacrifice of the people were the peace offerings, which the people might eat of, but were first to be boiled; typical of peace and reconciliation made by Christ, held forth in the ministry of the word, called from thence the word of reconciliation: of the boiling of sacrifices, (See Gill on Ezekiel 44:15). The Targum is,
``the holy sacrifices of the people;''see ( Romans 12:1 ) ( Hebrews 13:16 ) ( 1 Peter 2:5 ) .