Money for temple worship offerings (Bar 1:10-1:10)

“They said.

‘Here we send you

Money.

So buy

With this money

Burnt offerings,

Sin offerings,

With incense.

Prepare

A grain offering.

Offer them

On the altar

Of the Lord

Our God!’”

The people with Baruch wanted to take up a collection and send money to the people in Jerusalem. With this money, the Jerusalem Judeans were to buy burnt offerings, sin offerings, incense, and grain offerings. All these were to be presented at the altar of the Lord God. However, there are some problems since the Temple and its altars were all destroyed. Was there a temporary temple in Jerusalem during the exile? How many people were left in Jerusalem?