Leviticus 2:14

14 If you bring a grain offering of first fruits to the Lord, you shall bring as the grain offering of your first fruits coarse new grain from fresh ears, parched with fire.

Leviticus 2:14 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 2:14

And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto
the Lord
This, according to Aben Ezra, was not any of the offerings of the firstfruits, which they were obliged to, as at the passover or pentecost, or feast of tabernacles, but a free will offering; but Jarchi thinks it is to be understood of the meat offering of the Omer, ( Leviticus 23:13 Leviticus 23:14 ) and so Gersom, which was offered up on the sixteenth of Nisan; and this is the general sense of the Jewish writers F2:

thou shalt bring for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green
ears of corn dried by the fire;
these were ears of barley, which began to be ripe in the month Abib, which month had its name from hence, and is the word here used; these were dried by the fire, being green and moist, or otherwise they could not have been ground; for, according to Gersom, these were afterwards ground into fine flour:

[even] corn beaten out of full ears;
and so made the finest flour: the firstfruits were a type of Christ, who is so called, ( 1 Corinthians 15:23 ) the beating of the ears of corn, and drying of them by the fire, and the grinding of them, denoted the sufferings of Christ.


FOOTNOTES:

F2 Maimon. & Bartenora in Misn. Menachot, c. 10. sect. 4.

Leviticus 2:14 In-Context

12 You may bring them to the Lord as an offering of choice products, but they shall not be offered on the altar for a pleasing odor.
13 You shall not omit from your grain offerings the salt of the covenant with your God; with all your offerings you shall offer salt.
14 If you bring a grain offering of first fruits to the Lord, you shall bring as the grain offering of your first fruits coarse new grain from fresh ears, parched with fire.
15 You shall add oil to it and lay frankincense on it; it is a grain offering.
16 And the priest shall turn a token portion of it into smoke—some of the coarse grain and oil with all its frankincense; it is an offering by fire to the Lord.