Numbers chapters 28-29 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "thou (Ophiuchus) shalt (red radius) say unto them (Gemini), This is the offering made by (solar) fire which ye shall offer unto the (Shekinah) Lord; two (Aries) lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual (solar) burnt offering" (28:3) till "one (Aries) lamb shalt thou offer in the (sun on red radius horizon) morning (+360°), and the other (Aries) lamb shalt thou offer at (sun on red radius horizon) even (+360°)" is 720° or 12 hours (60° per hour).

There were every year sacrificed at the tabernacle and temple, at the national charge, the following number of beasts, namely; LAMBS, one thousand one hundred and one; BULLOCKS, one hundred and thirty-two; RAMS, seventy-two; KIDS, twenty-one; GOATS, two; in all, one thousand three hundred and twenty- eight. Besides which, there was a vast number of voluntary, vow, and trespass-offerings, which, could they be computed, would swell the account to a much greater degree. We may learn from all this, three important lessons: 1.), That the expiation of sin, and reconciliation with God, for which this multitude of sacrifices was appointed, are not such trivial things as many would make them, but matters of infinite moment. 2.), That the sacrifice of Christ, which these sacrifices were intended to prefigure and typify, is of unspeakable worth and importance, and should never be thought of without reverence and gratitude. 3.), That we ought to be very thankful that by the coming of the Messiah, and the oblation of his blessed body for the expiation of sin, the necessity and use of these legal and typical sacrifices have been superseded, and the church of God freed from the yoke and burden of such numerous, expensive, and continually repeated offerings.

Notice also that sacrifices were offered on every day of the year -- not just on the Sabbath, new moons and Festivals. Therefore it would be false to say that Sabbath-keeping is abolished along with the sacrificial law. Or that festival observance ended with the sacrifice on the cross. What the sacrificial law didn't bring in, it can't remove. The Sabbath and Festivals preceded the sacrifices.


There Were Sacrifices Every Day Of The Year,
Not Just On Sabbaths, New Moons and Festivals

28:1 And the (Shekinah) Lord spake unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, saying,

2 Command the (Gemini) children of Israel, and say unto them, My offering, and my (lunar) bread for my sacrifices made by (solar) fire, for a sweet savour unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto me in their due season.

3 And thou shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by (solar) fire which ye shall offer unto the (Shekinah) Lord; two (lunar white) (Aries) lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual (solar) burnt offering.

4 The one (Aries) lamb shalt thou offer in the (sun on red radius horizon) morning, and the other (Aries) lamb shalt thou offer at (sun on red radius horizon) even;

5 And a tenth part of an ephah of (lunar) flour for a meat (meal) offering, mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten (solar) oil.

6 It is a continual (solar) burnt offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by (solar) fire unto the (Shekinah) Lord.

7 And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one (Aries) lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine to be poured unto the (Shekinah) Lord for a drink offering.

8 And the other (Aries) lamb shalt thou offer at even: as the meat (meal) offering of the (sun on red radius horizon) morning, and as the drink offering thereof, thou shalt offer it, a sacrifice made by (solar) fire, of a sweet savour unto the (Shekinah) Lord.

9 And on the sabbath day two (lunar white) (Aries) lambs of the first year without spot, and two tenth deals of (lunar) flour for a meat (meal) offering, mingled with (solar) oil, and the drink offering thereof:

10 This is the (solar) burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, and his drink offering.

11 And in the beginnings of your (lunar) months ye shall offer a (solar) burnt offering unto the (Shekinah) Lord; two young (Taurus) bullocks, and one (Aries) ram, seven (Aries) (lunar white) lambs of the first year without spot;

12 And three tenth deals of (lunar white) flour for a meat (meal) offering, mingled with (solar) oil, for one (Taurus) bullock; and two tenth deals of (lunar) flour for a meat (meal) offering, mingled with (solar) oil, for one (Aries) ram;

13 And a several tenth deal of (lunar) flour mingled with (solar) oil for a meat (meal) offering unto one (Aries) lamb; for a (solar) burnt offering of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by (solar) fire unto the (Shekinah) Lord.

14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a (Taurus) bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a (Aries) ram, and a fourth part of an hin unto a (Aries) lamb: this is the (solar) burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.

15 And one (Taurus) kid of the goats for a sin offering unto the (Shekinah) Lord shall be offered, beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, and his drink offering.

16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the (Shekinah) Lord.

17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall (lunar) unleavened bread be (lunar open mouth) eaten.

18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein:

19 But ye shall offer a (Aries-Taurus) sacrifice made by (solar) fire for a burnt offering unto the (Shekinah) Lord; two young (Taurus) bullocks, and one (Aries) ram, and seven (Aries) lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish:

20 And their meat (meal) offering shall be of (lunar) flour mingled with (solar) oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a (Taurus) bullock, and two tenth (lunar) deals for a (Aries) ram;

21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every (Aries) lamb, throughout the seven (Aries) lambs:

22 And one (Taurus) goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you.

23 Ye shall offer these beside the (solar) burnt offering in the (sun on red radius horizon) morning, which is for a continual (solar) burnt offering.

24 After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by (solar) fire, of a sweet savour unto the (Shekinah) Lord: it shall be offered beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, and his drink offering.

25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.

26 Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat (meal) offering unto the (Shekinah) Lord, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:

27 But ye shall offer the (solar) burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the (Shekinah) Lord; two young (Taurus) bullocks, one (Aries) ram, seven (Aries) lambs of the first year;

28 And their meat (meal) offering of (lunar) flour mingled with (solar) oil, three tenth deals unto one (Taurus) bullock, two tenth deals unto one (Aries) ram,

29 A several tenth deal unto one (Aries) lamb, throughout the seven (Aries) lambs;

30 And one kid of the (Taurus) goats, to make an atonement for you.

31 Ye shall offer them beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, and his meat (meal) offering, (they shall be unto you without blemish) and their drink offerings.

29:1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the (red radius tube with lunar or solar bell end) trumpets unto you.

2 And ye shall offer a (solar) burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the (Shekinah) Lord; one young (Taurus) bullock, one (Aries) ram, and seven (lunar white) lambs of the first year without blemish:

3 And their meat (meal) offering shall be of (lunar) flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a (Taurus) bullock, and two tenth deals for a (Aries) ram,

4 And one tenth deal for one (lunar white) lamb, throughout the seven (lunar white) lambs:

5 And one (Taurus) kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you:

6 Beside the (solar) burnt offering of the month, and his meat (meal) offering, and the daily (solar) burnt offering, and his meat (meal) offering, and their (lunar) drink offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by (solar) fire unto the (Shekinah) Lord.

7 And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls: ye shall not do any work therein:

8 But ye shall offer a (solar) burnt offering unto the (Shekinah) Lord for a sweet savour; one young (Taurus) bullock, one (Aries) ram, and seven (lunar white) lambs of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish:

9 And their meat (meal) offering shall be of (lunar) flour mingled with (solar) oil, three tenth deals to a (Taurus) bullock, and two tenth deals to one (Aries) ram,

10 A several tenth deal for one (lunar white) lamb, throughout the seven (lunar white) lambs:

11 One (Taurus) kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the sin offering of atonement, and the continual (solar) burnt offering, and the meat (meal) offering of it, and their (lunar) drink offerings.

12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the (Shekinah) Lord seven days:

13 And ye shall offer a (solar) burnt offering, a sacrifice made by (solar) fire, of a sweet savour unto the (Shekinah) Lord; thirteen young (Taurus) bullocks, two (Aries) rams, and fourteen (lunar white) lambs of the first year; they shall be without blemish:

14 And their meat (meal) offering shall be of (lunar) flour mingled with (solar) oil, three tenth deals unto every (Taurus) bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth deals to each (Aries) ram of the two rams,

15 And a several tenth deal to each (lunar white) lamb of the fourteen lambs:

16 And one kid of the (Taurus) goats for a sin offering; beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, his meat (meal) offering, and his (lunar) drink offering.

17 And on the second day ye shall offer twelve young (Taurus) bullocks, two (Aries) rams, fourteen (lunar white) lambs of the first year without spot:

18 And their meat (meal) offering and their (lunar) drink offerings for the (Taurus) bullocks, for the (Aries) rams, and for the (lunar white) lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

19 And one kid of the (Taurus) goats for a sin offering; beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, and the meat (meal) offering thereof, and their (lunar) drink offerings.

20 And on the third day eleven (Taurus) bullocks, two (Aries) rams, fourteen (lunar white) lambs of the first year without blemish;

21 And their meat (meal) offering and their (lunar) drink offerings for the (Taurus) bullocks, for the (Aries) rams, and for the (lunar white) lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

22 And one (Taurus) goat for a sin offering; beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, and his meat (meal) offering, and his (lunar) drink offering.

23 And on the fourth day ten (Taurus) bullocks, two (Aries) rams, and fourteen (lunar white) lambs of the first year without blemish:

24 Their meat (meal) offering and their (lunar) drink offerings for the (Taurus) bullocks, for the (Aries) rams, and for the (lunar white) lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

25 And one kid of the (Taurus) goats for a sin offering; beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, his meat (meal) offering, and his (lunar) drink offering.

26 And on the fifth day nine (Taurus) bullocks, two (Aries) rams, and (lunar white) fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:

27 And their meat (meal) offering and their (lunar) drink offerings for the (Taurus) bullocks, for the (Aries) rams, and for the (lunar white) lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

28 And one (Taurus) goat for a sin offering; beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, and his meat (meal) offering, and his (lunar) drink offering.

29 And on the sixth day eight (Taurus) bullocks, two (Aries) rams, and fourteen (lunar white) lambs of the first year without blemish:

30 And their meat (meal) offering and their (lunar) drink offerings for the (Taurus) bullocks, for the (Aries) rams, and for the (lunar white) lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

31 And one (Taurus) goat for a sin offering; beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, his meat (meal) offering, and his (lunar) drink offering.

32 And on the seventh day seven (Taurus) bullocks, two (Aries) rams, and fourteen (lunar white) lambs of the first year without blemish:

33 And their meat (meal) offering and their (lunar) drink offerings for the (Taurus) bullocks, for the (Aries) rams, and for the (lunar white) lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

34 And one (Taurus) goat for a sin offering; beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, his meat (meal) offering, and his (lunar) drink offering.

35 On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein:

36 But ye shall offer a (solar) burnt offering, a sacrifice made by (solar) fire, of a sweet savour unto the (Shekinah) Lord: one (Taurus) bullock, one (Aries) ram, seven (lunar white) lambs of the first year without blemish:

37 Their meat (meal) offering and their (lunar) drink offerings for the (Taurus) bullock, for the (Aries) ram, and for the (lunar white) lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

38 And one (Taurus) goat for a sin offering; beside the continual (solar) burnt offering, and his meat (meal) offering, and his (lunar) drink offering.

39 These things ye shall do unto the (Shekinah)Lord in your set feasts, beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your (solar) burnt offerings, and for your meat (meal) offerings, and for your (lunar) drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.

40 And (Ophiuchus) Moses told the (Gemini) children of Israel according to all that the (Shekinah) Lord commanded (Ophiuchus) Moses.

There were every year sacrificed at the tabernacle and temple, at the stated national charge, the following number of beasts, namely; lambs, one thousand one hundred and one; bullocks, one hundred and thirty-two; rams, seventy-two; kids, twenty-one; goats, two; in all, one thousand three hundred and twenty- eight. Besides which, there was a vast number of voluntary, vow, and trespass-offerings, which, could they be computed, would swell the account to a much greater degree. We may learn from all this, three important lessons: 1st, That the expiation of sin, and reconciliation with God, for which this multitude of sacrifices was appointed, are not such trivial things as many would make them, but matters of infinite moment. 2d, That the sacrifice of Christ, which these sacrifices were intended to prefigure and typify, is of unspeakable worth and importance, and should never be thought of without reverence and gratitude. 3d, That we ought to be very thankful that by the coming of the Messiah, and the oblation of his blessed body for the expiation of sin, the necessity and use of these legal and typical sacrifices have been superseded, and the church of God freed from the intolerable yoke and burden of such numerous, expensive, and continually repeated offerings.

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