Leviticus 3: Peace Offerings


Synopsis:

A peace offering can be cow, sheep or goat. Same rules for slaughter and cooking except you are not allowed to cook the kidneys and the fat upon the kidneys. Those have to be taken away. Also, you are not allowed to eat blood or fat ever.

In other words:

If you want to make a peace offering, don’t cook the kidneys.

Favorite bit:

That the kidneys and the fat on the kidneys are to be taken away. No idea why, just, if it’s a peace offering, don’t cook those.

Most interesting bit:

That at the end, a blanket prohibition on eating fat and blood is given. This doesn’t appear to be related to the sacrifices, it’s literally “a perpetual statue for your generations that ye eat neither fat nor blood.” (Leviticus 3:17)

Moral Lesson Learned:

Don’t drink blood. (Leviticus 3)
And
Don’t eat animal fat (Leviticus 3) – though I don’t agree with that.