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laid their hands on the bull’s head, and Moses slaughtered it. Moses took
some of the blood, and with his finger he put it on the four horns of the
altar to purify it. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
Through this process, he made the altar holy by purifying it. Then Moses
took all the fat around the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, and
the two kidneys and the fat around them, and he burned it all on the altar.
He took the rest of the bull, including its hide, meat, and dung, and burned
it on a fire outside the camp, just as the Lord had commanded him.
Then Moses presented the ram for the burnt offering. Aaron and his
sons laid their hands on the ram’s head, and Moses slaughtered it. Then
Moses took the ram’s blood and splattered it against all sides of the altar.
Then he cut the ram into pieces, and he burned the head, some of its
pieces, and the fat on the altar. After washing the internal organs and the
legs with water, Moses burned the entire ram on the altar as a burnt offering. It was a pleasing aroma, a special gift presented to the Lord, just as
the Lord had commanded him.
Then Moses presented the other ram, which was the ram of ordination.
Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the ram’s head, and Moses slaughtered it. Then Moses took some of its blood and applied it to the lobe of
Aaron’s right ear, the thumb of his right hand, and the big toe of his right
foot. Next Moses presented Aaron’s sons and applied some of the blood
to the lobes of their right ears, the thumbs of their right hands, and the big
toes of their right feet. He then splattered the rest of the blood against all
sides of the altar.
Next Moses took the fat, including the fat of the broad tail, the fat around
the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the
fat around them, along with the right thigh. On top of these he placed a
thin cake of bread made without yeast, a cake of bread mixed with olive
oil, and a wafer spread with olive oil. All these were taken from the basket
of bread made without yeast that was placed in the Lord’s presence. He
put all these in the hands of Aaron and his sons, and he lifted these gifts as
a special offering to the Lord. Moses then took all the offerings back from
them and burned them on the altar on top of the burnt offering. This was
the ordination offering. It was a pleasing aroma, a special gift presented to
the Lord. Then Moses took the breast and lifted it up as a special offering
to the Lord. This was Moses’ portion of the ram of ordination, just as the
Lord had commanded him.
Next Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood that
was on the altar, and he sprinkled them on Aaron and his garments and
on his sons and their garments. In this way, he made Aaron and his sons
and their garments holy.
Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Boil the remaining meat of





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