Sunday, 17 November 2013

yoma 8

immersing & sprinkling with ash
but can't erase God's name written on the skin
or the bribery and corruption in appointment of the High Priest

(this page discusses purification processes of immersion in water, and for the priests' preparations, sprinkling with ash. A side detail is that if someone has God's name written on their skin, they should be careful if immersing not to erase God's name. Later in the page is discussed the name that the chamber the High Priest was sequestered to makes a subtle reference that the appointment of High Priest was corrupted by money, and was just like the other regal appointments. The High Priest wouldn't survive the year. All that immersion and sprinkling can't purify and erase the sin of corruption in the leadership.)

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