Awesome Hands – part 106: “Offerings as it pertains to bread”

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Awesome Hands – part 106

Offerings as it pertains to bread

October 26, 2016


As we saw in our previous study, being a part of the priesthood and being set into this position by the Lord is something that should be looked upon as a wonderful, yet labor-filled, work of the Lord.

We ended our study last week with the two rams being offered in different ways to meet the standards the Lord is implementing in His tabernacle. These two rams are given to the priests as examples of how they are to make different offerings to the Lord from what will be various offerings coming from the children of Israel.

The rams are but two of many offerings which all have applications to us today and can be seen as types and shadows of the bonds the Lord has made with us.

In today’s study, we are going to be looking at our next set of verses which will move us from putting blood on the tip of our right ear, on our right thumb and right big toe and our garments to now making wave, heave and burnt offerings to the Lord.

Wave and burnt offerings

Here are the verses for consideration today:

Exo 29:22  Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration:
Exo 29:23  And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD:
Exo 29:24  And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.
Exo 29:25  And thou shalt receive them of their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour before the LORD: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

I am going to break these verses down to more “chewable” sizes and hopefully find some practical applications to our Christian walks today as we chew on them.

Exo 29:22  Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration:

So just like we saw with the bullock offering, the inwards are important to the Lord but specifically that fat that is on them is to remain with the item. The “increase” of the animal, also known as the richest and choice part of the beast, is going to be used of the Lord.


cheleb    chêleb
kheh’-leb, khay’-leb
From an unused root meaning to be fat; fat, whether literally or figuratively; hence the richest or choice part: –    X best, fat (-ness), X finest, grease, marrow.
Total KJV occurrences: 92

For this particular ram it is known as the ram of consecration, a ram of the “setting up” of the priesthood. As part of this continued consecration (of the various offerings), we see in our next verse that 3 different types of bread are used with this offering.

Exo 29:23  And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD:
Exo 29:24  And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.

“Three” different types of bread immediately pop out to me as spiritually significant, and when we dig into the different types of bread mentioned it gives us some insight on why the Lord uses these different breads.

One loaf of bread:


From H3769; a circle, that is, (by implication) a circumjacent tract or region, especially the Ghor or valley of the Jordan; also a (round) loaf; also a talent (or large (round) coin): – loaf, morsel, piece, plain, talent.
Total KJV occurrences: 68

Total KJV Occurrences: 68
talents, 38
Exo_38:24-25 (2), Exo_38:27 (2), Exo_38:29, 1Ki_9:14, 1Ki_9:28, 1Ki_10:10, 1Ki_10:14, 1Ki_16:24, 2Ki_5:5, 2Ki_5:23 (2), 2Ki_15:19, 2Ki_18:14 (2), 2Ki_23:33, 1Ch_19:6, 1Ch_22:14 (2), 1Ch_29:4 (2), 1Ch_29:7 (4), 2Ch_3:8, 2Ch_8:18, 2Ch_9:9, 2Ch_9:13, 2Ch_25:6, 2Ch_25:9, 2Ch_27:5, 2Ch_36:3, Ezr_8:26 (3), Est_3:9
plain, 13
Gen_13:9-12 (4), Gen_19:17, Gen_19:25, Gen_19:28-29 (2), Deu_34:3, 2Sa_18:23, 1Ki_7:46, 2Ch_4:17, Neh_3:22, Neh_12:28
talent, 10
Exo_25:39, Exo_37:24, Exo_38:27, 2Sa_12:30, 1Ki_20:39, 2Ki_5:22, 2Ki_23:33, 1Ch_20:2, 2Ch_36:3, Zec_5:7
loaf, 2
Exo_29:23, 1Ch_16:3
loaves, 2
Jdg_8:5, 1Sa_10:3
piece, 2
Pro_6:26, Jer_37:21
morsel, 1

It gets real interesting when you look at the root of “loaf”.


A primitive root; to dance (that is, whirl): – dance (-ing).
Total KJV occurrences: 2

Total KJV Occurrences: 2
danced, 1
dancing, 1

2Sa 6:13  And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.
2Sa 6:14  And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
2Sa 6:15  So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
2Sa 6:16  And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
2Sa 6:17  And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
2Sa 6:18  And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.

The connection to the loaf is that it is circular and is mostly translated as “talent(s)” in Hebrew. One cake of oiled bread:

Exo 29:23  And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD:

oneH259 cakeH2471 of oiledH8081 bread,H3899

Total KJV Occurrences: 14
cake, 7
Exo_29:23, Lev_8:26 (2), Lev_24:5, Num_15:19-20 (2), 2Sa_6:19
cakes, 7
Exo_29:2, Lev_2:4, Lev_7:12-13 (3), Lev_24:5, Num_6:15


From H2490; a cake (as usually punctured): – cake.
Total KJV occurrences: 14

Total KJV Occurrences: 143
began, 34
Gen_4:26, Gen_6:1, Gen_9:20, Gen_10:8, Gen_41:54, Gen_44:12, Num_25:1, Jdg_13:25, Jdg_16:19, Jdg_16:22, Jdg_20:31, Jdg_20:39-40 (2), 1Sa_3:2, 2Ki_10:32, 2Ki_15:37, 1Ch_1:10, 1Ch_27:24, 2Ch_3:1-2 (2), 2Ch_20:22, 2Ch_29:17, 2Ch_29:27 (2), 2Ch_31:7, 2Ch_31:10, 2Ch_31:21, 2Ch_34:3 (2), Ezr_3:6, Ezr_3:8, Neh_4:7, Eze_9:6, Jon_3:4
profane, 18
Lev_18:21, Lev_19:12, Lev_21:3-4 (2), Lev_21:6, Lev_21:9, Lev_21:12, Lev_21:15, Lev_21:23, Lev_22:2, Lev_22:9, Lev_22:15, Lev_22:32, Neh_13:17, Eze_23:39, Eze_24:21, Eze_28:16, Amo_2:7
profaned, 15
Lev_19:7-8 (2), Psa_89:39, Isa_43:28, Eze_22:8, Eze_22:26 (2), Eze_23:38, Eze_25:3, Eze_36:20-23 (5), Mal_1:12, Mal_2:11
polluted, 13
Exo_20:25, Isa_47:6, Isa_48:11, Jer_34:16, Lam_2:2, Eze_20:9, Eze_20:13-14 (2), Eze_20:16, Eze_20:21-22 (2), Eze_20:24, Zep_3:4
begin, 12
Gen_11:6, Deu_2:24-25 (2), Deu_2:31, Deu_16:9, Jos_3:7, Jdg_10:18, Jdg_13:5, 1Sa_3:12, 1Sa_22:15, Jer_25:29, Eze_9:6
pollute, 8
Num_18:32, Eze_7:21-22 (2), Eze_13:19, Eze_20:39, Eze_44:7 (2), Dan_11:31
begun, 6
Num_16:46-47 (2), Deu_2:31, Deu_3:24, Est_6:13, Est_9:23
defiled, 5
1Ch_5:1, Psa_74:7, Jer_16:18, Eze_7:24, Eze_28:18
break, 3
Num_30:2, Psa_89:31, Psa_89:34
wounded, 3
Psa_109:22, Isa_51:9, Isa_53:5
defile, 2
Eze_7:22, Eze_28:7
polluting, 2
Isa_56:2, Isa_56:6
profaning, 2
Neh_13:18, Mal_2:10
beginnest, 1
broken, 1
cast, 1
common, 1
defiledst, 1
defileth, 1
eat, 1
eaten, 1
Deu_20:6 (2)
first, 1
gather, 1
inheritance, 1
piped, 1
players, 1
profaneth, 1
prostitute, 1
slain, 1
slayeth, 1
slew, 1
sorrow, 1
stain, 1

The Hebrew word “challah”H2471 simply means a “punctured” cake, but the root tells us that this is equated to being profaned or polluted.


A primitive root (compare H2470); properly to bore, that is, (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one’s word), to begin (as if by an opening-wedge); denominatively (from H2485) to play (the flute): – begin (X men began), defile, X break, defile, X eat (as common things), X first, X gather the grape thereof, X take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.
Total KJV occurrences: 142

It seems that these different types of breads being offered are pointing us to WHY there are 3 different types of bread being offered.

One bread is leavened bread, one type is punctured or “broken” and oiled and the last is sweet unleavened bread.

oneH259 waferH7550 out of the basketH4480 H5536 of the unleavened breadH4682 thatH834 is beforeH6440 the LORD:H3068


From H4711 in the sense of greedily devouring for sweetness; properly sweetness; concretely sweet (that is, not soured or bittered with yeast); specifically an unfermented cake or loaf, or (elliptically) the festival of Passover (because no leaven was then used): – unleavened (bread, cake), without leaven.
Total KJV occurrences: 53

Obviously, there are 3 types of bread being mentioned which points to a process of something happening, namely judgment, but how do these breads represent the process of spiritual judgment?

We know that Israel came out of Egypt and when they did they ate unleavened bread. This was a part of the overall time period with the Passover. So, this was the beginning, but in the verses covered today we see it mentioned last pf the three bread types mentioned.

Here are some familiar verses spoken by Jesus concerning leaven.

Mat 16:4  A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Mat 16:5  And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.
Mat 16:6  Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Mat 16:7  And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
Mat 16:8  Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
Mat 16:9  Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
Mat 16:10  Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
Mat 16:11  How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Mat 16:12  Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leavenG2219 of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Jesus Christ speaks about leaven as doctrine, but we know Babylon is in us all, and the Pharisees and Sadducees were just Judaism’s version of Babylon.

Looking a little closer at leaven we see that leaven in Hebrew and as defined in Strong’s means:

From H7604; barm or yeast cake (as swelling by fermentation): – leaven.
Total KJV occurrences: 5

And the root of leaven in Hebrew is:


A primitive root; properly to swell up, that is, be (causatively make) redundant: – leave, (be) left, let, remain, remnant, reserve, the rest.
Total KJV occurrences: 134

Total KJV Occurrences: 131
left, 65
Gen_32:8, Gen_42:38, Gen_47:18, Exo_10:12, Exo_10:26, Lev_26:36, Lev_26:39, Num_21:35, Deu_2:34, Deu_3:3, Deu_4:27, Deu_7:20, Deu_28:55, Deu_28:62, Jos_8:17, Jos_10:33, Jos_10:37, Jos_10:39-40 (2), Jos_11:8, Jos_11:14, Jdg_4:16, Jdg_6:4, Rth_1:3, Rth_1:5, 1Sa_5:4, 1Sa_9:24, 1Sa_11:11, 2Sa_14:7, 1Ki_15:29, 1Ki_16:11, 1Ki_19:18, 2Ki_3:25, 2Ki_7:13 (2), 2Ki_10:11, 2Ki_10:14, 2Ki_10:21, 2Ki_17:18, 2Ki_25:11-12 (2), 2Ki_25:22, 1Ch_13:2, 2Ch_21:17, 2Ch_34:21, Isa_4:2-3 (3), Isa_11:11, Isa_11:16, Isa_24:6 (2), Isa_24:12, Isa_49:21, Jer_21:7, Jer_38:22, Jer_39:10, Jer_40:6, Jer_42:2, Jer_52:16, Eze_9:8, Eze_36:36, Dan_10:8, Dan_10:17, Hag_2:3
remained, 23
Gen_7:23, Gen_14:10, Exo_8:31, Exo_10:19, Exo_14:28, Num_11:26, Deu_3:11, Jos_11:22, Jos_13:12, Jdg_7:3, 1Sa_11:11, 1Ki_22:46, 2Ki_10:11, 2Ki_10:17, 2Ki_24:14, 2Ki_25:22, Jer_34:7, Jer_37:10, Jer_41:9-10 (3), Jer_52:15, Dan_10:8
remain, 15
Exo_8:8-9 (2), Exo_8:11, Lev_25:52, Deu_19:20, Jos_23:4, Jos_23:7, Jos_23:12, 2Ki_7:13, Ezr_9:15, Jer_8:3 (2), Jer_24:8, Jer_38:4, Eze_17:21, Zec_12:14
leave, 13
Num_9:12, Deu_28:51, 1Sa_14:36, 1Sa_25:22, 2Ki_13:7 (2), Jer_49:8-9 (2), Joe_2:14, Amo_5:3 (2), Oba_1:5, Zep_3:12
remaineth, 8
Exo_10:5, Jos_13:1-2 (2), 1Sa_16:11, Ezr_1:4, Job_21:34, Eze_6:12, Zec_9:7
remnant, 4
2Ki_19:30, 2Ch_30:6, Neh_1:3, Isa_37:31
rest, 2
Zec_11:9 (2)
reserve, 1

Isa 37:31  And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

Looking at leaven in Greek we see it defined as:


Probably from G2204; ferment (as if boiling up): – leaven.
Total KJV occurrences: 13


A primary verb; to be hot (boil, of liquids; or glow, of solids), that is, (figuratively) be fervid (earnest): – be fervent.
Total KJV occurrences: 2

Ultimately the three breads represent the process of judgment that the Lord takes us through, and offering that process upon His altar is the recognition that it is all His work and none of ours.

Exo 29:23  And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD:

We go from the negative aspect of leaven which is the doctrine that we are all born but that shows itself in various ways. “All that is in the world” (1Jn 2:16), has us leavened fomr the moment we are born.

The Lord then punctures us and we move onto being under his anointing having nothing to do with being chosen to this new found life. Then finally, the leaven of the world is striped away so that we partake of the unleavened mindset that He would have us have.

If we are to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees, thereby emptying our hearts and minds of the leaven to become unleavened, what leaven are we to be leavened with?

Here is the root of leaven in Greek:

Act 18:24  And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
Act 18:25  This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
Act 18:26  And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

Rom 12:9  Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Rom 12:10  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Rom 12:11  Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Rom 12:12  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Rom 12:13  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Rom 12:14  Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Rom 12:15  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Rom 12:16  Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

1Co 5:6  Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
1Co 5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
1Co 5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

We keep the feast of the Passover by eating the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, and in doing so, we are leavened with the fervent spirit of the Lord to desire to keep His commandments.

Next study we will continue to look at this wave offering, of which these breads are offered up, and we will also be looking at the heave offering.

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