Topics for Discussion from Sanders,
, Chapter Seven:
Issues related to use of primary sources:
' personal experience as priest: When is he describing personal observation, and when is he interpreting the Bible?
, Mishnah: Mixture of early traditions and later embellishments.
Classification of Sacrifices:
Daily offerings: Tamid
Additional offerings for Sabbaths and festivals
"Sin" and Guilt offerings
Description of procedure (Mishnah)
Burnt offerings, Todah , Shelamim [Welfare]
Who did the slaughtering?
Sin and Guilt offerings:
Sliding-scale: usually birds.
Not only for sins.
Sin offering for negligence.
Guilt offering where specified.
A visit to the Temple:
On pilgrimage festivals:
purchase of offerings
laying of hands and handing to [priest]
Eating of meat [in Jerusalem]
Emotional and religious impact
Effects of impurity restrictions
[Feeling of having fulfilled the commandment]
Forgiveness (cf. Day of Atonement)
Daily Temple Routine
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