Leviticus 8:16

Leviticus 8:16

And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards
Called the "omentum":

and the caul [above] the liver;
the lobe upon the liver, as the Septuagint; or "the caul" and "the liver", so says Jarchi; the liver separately, for he took a little of the liver with it, the caul:

and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses burned [it] upon the
the fat of these several parts, which has been often observed was done; and in imitation of which, the same has been done by the Persians and their Magi, as related by Strabo F24 and others F25; and by the Romans, to which Persius F26 refers; and these several parts are generally covered with fat in fat creatures, and especially sheep, as Aristotle F1 observes.


F24 Geograph. l. 15. p. 504.
F25 "Omentum in flamma pingue" Catullus.
F26 "Tot tibi cum in flammis" Satyr. 2.
F1 Hist. Animal. l. 3. c. 17.