It seems straightforward that if a house is dedicated then it can only be brought back by paying the set value plus 20%, but I'm a bit confused about what the passage is saying about dedicating people. It seems like that to dedicate a person then the value is paid to the priest, or the value plus the person is given to the priest?
Does this mean when a person is dedicated both the money and the person are given to the priest, (set apart, made holy, etc) or just the money itself is actually entering God's service?
Why would dedicating people be different than all the other types of dedications outlined in Leviticus 27? I feel like I'm missing something here.