The animals for the sacrifices of the Passover (2 Chr 35:7-35:9)

“Then King Josiah contributed to the people, as Passover offerings for all that were present, lambs and kids from the flock to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bulls. These were from the king’s possessions. His officers contributed willingly to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites. Hilkiah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, the chief officers of the house of God, gave to the priests for the Passover offerings two thousand six hundred lambs and kids and three hundred bulls. Conaniah also, and his brother Shemaiah and Nethanel, as well as Hashabiah, Jeiel, and Jozabad, the chiefs of the Levites, gave to the Levites for the Passover offerings five thousand lambs and kids and five hundred bulls.”

King Josiah provided the animals for the Passover. They had 30,000 lamb kids and 3,000 bulls. Also the royal officials contributed along with the high priests of the Temple, led by Hilkiah, 2,600 lambs and 300 bulls. The Levites, led by Conaniah, contributed 5,000 lambs and 500 bulls. Thus there were over 37,600 lambs and 3,800 bulls so that there would be a lot of slaughtered lambs and bulls available for this great Passover.

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