Leviticus 7:8

Overview - Leviticus 7
The law of the trespass offering;
11 and of the peace offering;
12 whether it be for a thanksgiving;
16 or a vow, or a free will offering.
22 The fat and the blood are forbidden.
28 The priests' portion in the peace offerings.
35 The whole summed up.
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Leviticus 7:8  (King James Version)
And the priest that offereth any man's burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.

even the priest
All the flesh of the burnt offerings being consumed upon the altar, as well as the fat, there could nothing fall to the share of the priest but the skin; which must have been very valuable, as they were used as mattresses (ch. 15:17, ) or as carpets to sit upon in the day. They are still used for the same purpose by some of the inhabitants and dervishes of the East. Bishop Patrick remarks, that Adam himself offered the first sacrifice, and had the skin given him by God, to make garments for him and his wife; in conformity with which, the priests ever after had the skin of the whole burnt offerings for their portion.

1:6 4:11 Genesis 3:21 ; Exodus 29:14 ; Numbers 19:5 ; Romans 13:14

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