15 May 2011

God's membership

The qorban is the demonstration of God's membership in the people. 
As God provides His bounty to the people every day so do the people of Israel make offerings to God in reciprocation of His daily gifts of grace. 
The movement from the zevach pesach, which is eaten by the people of Israel to the exclusion of God because He is as yet a stranger, an alien, to the qorban, which expressly includes God as a familiar, as a member of the people of Israel, dramatizes the establishment of the people of Israel as God's chosen people, where chosen means His being a member of them. 

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