Leviticus 23:20 (KJV, emphasis added):

And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the LORD with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.

If the lambs were waved:

  1. How were they waved?

  2. Were they alive when they were waved?


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SACRIFICE - JewishEncyclopedia.com:

Terumah: … Where terumah or heaving was prescribed, the part subject to this rite was moved perpendicularly down and up, or up and down. In tenufah or waving the motion was horizontal from left to right or vice versa

Samaritan: … others again served as slaughterers and sprinkled the blood of the victims on the altar; while still others were employed in waving the parts prescribed for the wave-offering.

It would appear that only specific parts of the slaughtered lambs were waved, and in a horizontal, not vertical direction.

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