“The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, is to be carried outside the camp; there they are to burn up completely their hides, meat and dung. The person burning them is to wash his clothes and bathe his body in water; afterwards, he may return to the camp.”-Leviticus 16:27-28
We are in the midst of studying the High Priest protocol for Yom Kippur.
Let’s quickly take stock of where we’re at.
After Aaron the High Priest has made atonement for the Holy Place, the tent of meeting and the altar and after he has completed the Scapegoat Ritual by sending the goat for AZAZEL away into the wilderness, he returns back to the tent of meeting, takes another ritual bath and then changes back into his original High Priest garments.
When he comes back out, we’re told that he is to offer two burnt offerings, one for himself and one for the people.
And then from verse 26, we’re told that certain parts of the carcasses of the bull and the goat for the purification offerings (HATTA-AT) are to be carried outside the camp where they will be burned up completely.
This is interesting.
Only certain parts of the HATTA-AT offering are to be burned up on the altar.
The other parts are to be taken outside the camp and burned up.
Why is that?
Why are only the fat and certain cuts of meat and entrails burned on the Brazen Altar while the hides, the insides of the intestines and the remaining portions of the meat removed and sent outside the camp of Israel?
Here’s the idea being expressed.
Those parts offered up to God were ordained and they were HOLY.
The smoke that emanated from those parts as they were burned up sent a sweet savor to YVHH.
On the other hand, the remaining parts of those animals that are taken outside the camp are NOT ordained and not part of the sacrifice.
That is why these parts are taken to an UNCLEAN place and burned up on a common wood fire.
These parts are not for God, they are not HOLY and thus sent away from Israel.
This principle is actually quite similar to the Scapegoat ritual.
One goat is for God and the other is not.
The one that is for God is burned up as a sacrifice, the other is sent away from Israel back to the devil’s domain.
Yeshua also echoed this principle when he said “render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s”.