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Unformatted text preview: astigated the people of Israel of old asking, does God
require of you offerings of and the blood of animals. Were offerings used as a means of bribing or
placating an angry god as the pagans used them? The prophets meant that man’s proper behaviour to
his fellow and the performance of the Mitzvoth were the important things, however important, were
the laws regarding the offerings.
The prophet Samuel, in rebuking King Saul for not obeying God’s will and making as an
excuse for his disobedience that he was keeping certain animals for a offering, said “Has the Lord a great delight in burnt offerings and offerings/ as in listening to the voice of the Lord/ behold to
obey is better than offerings/ and to hearken better than the fat of rams” (Sam. l. Ch. 15 V. 22.).
Samuel meant that man’s proper behaviour to his fellow and the performance of the Mitzvoth
were the important things.
It must be that making a blessing is for our sake and not His. We always say we “make” a
blessing and do not say “s...
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- The Bible