Bits of Torah Truths – Being Poured out as a Drink Offering Torah Concept in NT – Episode 123
יז אֲבָל גַּם אִם אֶשָּׁפֵךְ כְּנֶסֶךְ עַל קָרְבַּן עֲבוֹדַת הַקֹּדֶשׁ שֶׁל אֱמוּנַתְכֶם, שָׂמֵחַ אֲנִי וְשָׂשׂ עִם כֻּלְּכֶם.
17 But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. (NASB)
13 ‘Its grain offering shall then be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering by fire to the Lord for a soothing aroma, with its libation, a fourth of a hin of wine. (NASB)
It is important to note that the drink offering is typically made of wine and was poured out on the altar as an offering to God. The drink offering was usually offered in conjunction with a burnt offering or a peace offering. The amount of wine required varied according to the kind of animal being sacrificed. The drink offering was a way of showing devotion to God and was considered a pleasing aroma to Him. Here in Philippians 2:17 Paul related himself to a drink offering (Leviticus 23:13) speaking of being poured out meant that he was giving himself for the people. The Torah has not passed away.