1: And when any (= soul) shall draw near to offer an admittance offering of an oblation of a meal offering to The Lord (Heb. Minchah = a present, as such. Hence a gift offering, not necessarily to secure admittance, but to secure favor. It might be sacrifice by blood, or more generally and later, without blood. It is used of the offerings of Cain and Able, Gen. 4:3,4,5. Of Jacob's present to Esau, Gen. 32:13-21 &c. In Exodus and Leviticus it acquires a special limitation, and is the only word rendered "meat", or better, with R.V., "meal offering", though it has a wider signification than literal "meal), his admittance offering shall be of fine flour (not merely ground, but perfect and ready, no unevenness. So with the life of the Anti-type, "the Man Christ Jesus". Flour is to the wheat what blood is to the body; and pneuma is to the resurrection body); and he shall pour oil upon it (flour mixed with oil, and then oil poured on it. So Christ's life permeated and actuated by the Holy Spirit), and put frankincense thereon: (This ascended to God as a sweet savor)
2: And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take there-out his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial (i.e. to remind) of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet satisfaction to The Lord:
3: And the remnant of the meal offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy (2 classes of 7 holy things: 3 holy, 4 most holy. Holy = Thank offerings, 23:20. Num.6:20. Firstborn, Num. 18:17. First-fruits, 2:12; Most holy = The incense, Ex. 30:36. Show-bread, 24:9. Sin and trespass offering, here) of the offerings made by fire to The Lord.
4: And if you bring an oblation (= present, the only word rendered oblation, except Isa. 40:20. Ezek. 44:30; 45:1,6,7,13,16; 48:9,10,12,18,20,21, where it is terumah = heave offering. And Dan. 2:46; 9:21,27, where it is Heb. minchah = meal offering) of a meat offering baked in the oven (type of the sufferings and trials of the Anti-type "tried as by fire"), it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
5: And if your oblation be a meat offering baked in a pan (= flat plate, or griddle), it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.
6: You shall part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.
7: And if your oblation be a meal offering baked in the frying-pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
8: And you shall bring the meat offering that is made of these things to The Lord: and when it is presented to the priest, he shall bring it to the altar.
9: And the priest shall take from the meal offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet satisfaction to The Lord.
10: And that which is left of the meal offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings made by fire to the Lord.
11: No meal offering, which you all shall bring to the Lord, shall be made with leaven (see Ex. 12:15): for you all shall burn no leaven, nor any honey (leaven is fermentation, and honey or any sweet liquor is the cause of it. These two things forbidden because there was no error or corruption in the Anti-type. All was Divine perfection. Nothing therefore which answers to leaven may be in our sacrifices or praise now), in any offering made by fire to the Lord.
12: As for the present of the first-fruits, you all shall offer them to the Lord: but they shall not be burnt to ascend on the altar for a sweet satisfaction.
13: And every present of your meal offering shal you season with salt (first occ. Salt was, and is, the great antiseptic, preventing fermentation. As leaven and honey were forbidden in sacrifices, so salt is prescribed, because, when partaken of by the two parties, it made the covenant inviolable); neither shall you suffer the salt of the covenant (see Num. 18:19. 2 Chron. 13:5, Salt denotes an indissoluble alliance. In Ezra 4:14 = obligations of loyalty) of your God to be lacking from your meal offering: with all your offerings you shall offer salt.
14: And if you offer a meal offering of thy first-fruits to the Lord, you shall offer for the meal offering of your first-fruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten (same as type as baked) out of full ears.
15: And you shall put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meal offering.
16: And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire to the Lord.