New Defender's Study Bible Notes
2:1 meat-offering. The “meat” offering was actually a “meal” offering, composed mainly of “fine flour.” The meal could not contain any leaven (Leviticus 2:11), for leaven symbolized evil, and the fine flour was evidently intended to speak of the absolute purity of God.
2:3 Aaron’s and his sons’. The word for “meat” is not present in the Hebrew original This offering was to be in the form of “food” (the original meaning of the English word “meat”) for the sustenance of the priests, in addition to representing an act of worship and thanksgiving to God, whom the priests were representing. The description of the offering in context suggests it could be called a “meal offering,” or possibly “food offering.”
2:4 oblation. This is another term for “sacrificial offering.”
2:13 season with salt. As leaven and honey were to be excluded from the meal offering, symbolizing evil and corruption as they do, so the offering was to be seasoned with salt, symbolizing purity and preservation. All offerings were to picture Christ and his sinlessness.