Thursday, June 9, 2016
In Sumer, which predates Akkad, which in turn predates Babylon, we read: Thou hast consumed, O Shamash, my fattest sheep. O Earth, you have drunk the blood of my lambs. I have honored the gods and revered the spirits. The oracle priestesses have done the needful to my offerings. The lambs, by their slaughter, have done the needful to the gods (cf. ANET, 117a-b)." 'house of Shamash.' The folks of the tribe of Jacob were perfectionists. Deuteronomy 15:21 - "But if it has any defect… you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 17:1 - "You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God… a sheep which has a blemish or any defect, for that is a detestable thing to the LORD your God. Malachi 1:14 - ..says the LORD. "But cursed be the swindler who… sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord" Exodus 12:5 - 'Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.’ Leviticus 22:20-25 - 'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you. 'When a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD… it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it. 1 (Jupiter) Peter 1:19 - unspotted …You were not redeemed with perishable things… but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless… gods collected like flies about the altar.
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