Leviticus 2:7

7 If your offering is grain prepared in a pan, it shall be made of choice flour in oil.

Leviticus 2:7 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 2:7

And if thy oblation [be] a meat offering [baken] in the
It is asked F13, what difference there is between the pan, and the fryingpan? the fryingpan has a cover, but the pan has no cover; the fryingpan is deep, and its works (or paste) flow, or are thin, but the pan is extended, and its works (or paste) are hard or stiff; which Maimonides F14 explains thus, the fryingpan is a deep vessel, which has a lip or edge round about it, and the paste which is baked in it is thin and flows; the pan is a vessel which has no lip or edge, and therefore its paste is hard or stiff, that it flow not: now all these acts of mixing the flour, and kneading, and baking, and frying, and cutting in pieces, as well as burning part on the altar, signify the dolorous sufferings of Christ when he was sacrificed for us, to be both an atonement for our sins, and food for our faith:

it shall be made of fine flour with oil:
as the other sort of meat offerings before mentioned.


F13 Misn. Menachot. c. 5. sect. 8.
F14 Misn. ib. & Maaseh Hakorbanot, c. 5. sect. 7. Vid. Jarchi & Gersom & Ben Melech in loc.

Leviticus 2:7 In-Context

5 If your offering is grain prepared on a griddle, it shall be of choice flour mixed with oil, unleavened;
6 break it in pieces, and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering.
7 If your offering is grain prepared in a pan, it shall be made of choice flour in oil.
8 You shall bring to the Lord the grain offering that is prepared in any of these ways; and when it is presented to the priest, he shall take it to the altar.
9 The priest shall remove from the grain offering its token portion and turn this into smoke on the altar, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord.
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