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L e v itic u s
sprinkle the blood of the dead bird seven times on the person being purified of the skin disease. When the priest has purified the person, he will
release the live bird in the open field to fly away.
“The persons being purified must then wash their clothes, shave off all
their hair, and bathe themselves in water. Then they will be ceremonially
clean and may return to the camp. However, they must remain outside
their tents for seven days. On the seventh day they must again shave all
the hair from their heads, including the hair of the beard and eyebrows.
They must also wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water. Then
they will be ceremonially clean.
“On the eighth day each person being purified must bring two male
lambs and a o ne-year-old female lamb, all with no defects, along with a
grain offering of six quarts of choice flour moistened with olive oil, and
a cup of olive oil. Then the officiating priest will present that person for
purification, along with the offerings, before the Lord at the entrance of
the Tabernacle. The priest will take one of the male lambs and the olive
oil and present them as a guilt offering, lifting them up as a special offering
before the Lord. He will then slaughter the male lamb in the sacred area
where sin offerings and burnt offerings are slaughtered. As with the sin
offering, the guilt offering belongs to the priest. It is a most holy offering.
The priest will then take some of the blood of the guilt offering and apply
it to the lobe of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the big toe
of the right foot of the person being purified.
“Then the priest will pour some of the olive oil into the palm of his own
left hand. He will dip his right finger into the oil in his palm and sprinkle
some of it with his finger seven times before the Lord. The priest will then
apply some of the oil in his palm over the blood from the guilt offering that
is on the lobe of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the big toe
of the right foot of the person being purified. The priest will apply the oil
remaining in his hand to the head of the person being purified. Through
this process, the priest will purify the person before the Lord.
“Then the priest must present the sin offering to purify the person who
was cured of the skin disease. After that, the priest will slaughter the burnt
offering and offer it on the altar along with the grain offering. Through this
process, the priest will purify the person who was healed, and the person
will be ceremonially clean.
“But anyone who is too poor and cannot afford these offerings may
bring one male lamb for a guilt offering, to be lifted up as a special offering for purification. The person must also bring two quarts of choice flour
moistened with olive oil for the grain offering and a cup of olive oil. The
offering must also include two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whichever the person can afford. One of the pair must be used for the sin offering