Vayikra (Leviticus): Acharei > Ch 17

DO NOT offer sacrifice without bringing it to the Temple. DO NOT eat blood. Any man that commits these sins shall be cut off from among his people

  • Any man of the House of Israel or of the strangers who will sojourn among them, who offers up a burnt offering (ox, lamb, goat) or [any other] sacrifice, but does not bring it to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting to make it [a sacrifice] to the Lord, that man shall be cut off from his people.
    • This shall be counted for that man as blood he has shed blood
    • The children of Israel should bring their offerings to the kohen, so he would slaughter them as peace offerings to the Lord.
    • The children of Israel shall no longer slaughter their sacrifices to the satyrs after which they stray. This shall be an eternal statute for them, for [all] their generations.
  • Any man of the House of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn among them, who eats any blood, I will set My attention upon the soul who eats the blood, and I will cut him off from among his people
    • For the soul of the flesh is in the blood, and I have therefore given it to you [to be placed] upon the altar, to atone for your souls. For it is the blood that atones for the soul.
    • Therefore, I said to the children of Israel: None of you shall eat blood, and the stranger who sojourns among you shall not eat blood.
    • Any man of the children of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn among them, who traps a quarry of a wild animal or bird that may be eaten, and sheds its blood, he shall cover it [the blood] with dust. For [regarding] the soul of all flesh its blood is in its soul, and I said to the children of Israel: You shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for the soul of any flesh is its blood all who eat it shall be cut off.


Immerse in water after being unclean or bear your sin

  • And any person, whether a native or a stranger, who eats carrion or what was torn, shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the waters, and shall remain unclean until evening, and then he shall become clean. But if he does not immerse [his garments] or immerse his flesh, he shall bear his sin.


 

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