Concerning the Scripture, "This is the law [of sacrifice] for sin. In
the place where the whole burnt offerings are killed, they will kill it
becawe it is [a sacrifice] for sin," 1.etc.
" AND THE Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to Aaron and his sons saying, 'This is the law [of sacrifice] for sin. In the place where the whole burnt offerings are killed, they will kill it because it is [a sacrifice] for sin before the Lord; these are very holy things. The priest who will offer it will eat it. It will be eaten in a holy place, in the court of the Tent of Witness. Everyone who touches its flesh will be sanctified. And if any of its blood is spilled upon his clothing, whatever is spilled on will be washed in a holy place, and the earthen vessel, in which it was boiled, will be broken; but if it was boiled in a copper vessel, it will be scoured and washed with water. Every male from the priests will eat it; it is most holy to God. And every sin offering, from which some of their blood was brought into the Tent of Witness for absolution in a holy place, will not be eaten but will be consumed by fire.' " 2.
(2) Unless we take all these words in a sense other than the literal text shows, as we already said often, when they are read in the Church, they will present more an obstacle and ruin of the Christian religion than an exhortation and edification. But if it is discussed and found in what sense these things were said, and if they are turned worthily to God who is said to write these things, indeed he who hears these things will become a Jew, but not one "who is one in appearance" but "who in secret is a Jew," according to that distinction of a Jew which the Apostle makes, saying, "For not he who is a Jew in appearance,____________________