Today, I am reading and commenting on Leviticus 1-4.
Today’s passage describes four types of offerings which the people of Israel would sacrifice to God. Three of those four are animal offerings: burnt offering, fellowship offering, sin offering. This passage offers no explanation for why someone would offer a burnt offering instead of a fellowship offering, or vice versa. I am curious as to why the burnt offering, if it was not a bird, was to be a young bull or a young ram (either sheep or goat), while the fellowship offering could be either male or female(with no option for a bird of any kind). And then there is the sin offering for unintentional sin. The appropriate animal varied depending on who had sinned. Perhaps another time I will struggle my way through the significance of those differences.