The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLeviticus 1:2
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them…
For unto no other was the law of sacrifices given; not to the Gentiles,
but to the children of Israel:
if any man;
or woman, for the word "man", as Ben Gersom observes,
includes the whole species:
of you Israelites; the Targum of Jonathan adds,
``and not of the apostates who worship idols.''
Jarchi interprets it of yours, of your mammon or substance, what was
their own property, and not what was stolen from another F4, see
(Isaiah 61:8) :
bring an offering unto the Lord;
called "Korban" of "Karab", to
draw nigh, because it was not only brought nigh to God, to the door of
the tabernacle where he dwelt, but because by it they drew nigh to God,
and presented themselves to him, and that for them; typical of
believers under the Gospel dispensation drawing nigh to God through
Christ, by whom their spiritual sacrifices are presented and accepted
in virtue of his:
ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, [even] of the herd, and
of the flock;
that is, of oxen, and of sheep or goats. The Targum
of Jonathan is,
``of a clean beast, of oxen, and of sheep, but not of wild
beasts shall ye bring your offerings.''
These were appointed, Ben Gersom says, for these two reasons, partly
because the most excellent, and partly because most easy to be found
and come at, as wild creatures are not: but the true reason is, because
they were very fit to represent the great sacrifice Christ, which all
sacrifices were typical of; the ox or bullock was a proper emblem of
him for his strength and laboriousness, and the sheep for his
harmlessness, innocence, and patience, and the goat, as he was not in
himself, but as he was thought to be, a sinner, being sent in the
likeness of sinful flesh, and being traduced as such, and having the
sins of his people imputed to him.
F4 Vid. T. Bab. Succah, fol. 30. 1. & not. Abendana in Miclol Yophi in
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