We have explained in our article
Biblical Formatting located on the world wide web at
that the Biblical Author indicated bullets
by using repeating keywords.
That is, if a modern
author wanted to get a point across using bullets -
a list of similar but contrastive items -
then the Biblical
Author would use repeating keywords.
Today's verse illustrates this principle.
Bullets whether indicated through modern notation or
through the Biblical method of repeating keywords always indicate
contrastive emphasis - that is, each bullet is presumed
to be a distinct item contrasted to the other items on the list. Very often
the bullets are also used to indicate that the entire list of exhaustive
of some spectrum.
the consumption of leftover Mincha's by Priests
And the leftovers of the Minchah offering will belong
The repeated underlined phrase
creates a bullet effect. The bullet effect in turn
creates an emphasis on the distinctness of all enumerated items.
Rashi interprets the distinctness as follows
- to Aaron [the High Priest] and
- to his sons [ordinary Priests].
- The High Priest always takes the 1st portion
(as much as he wants) while
- The ordinary Priests divide the rest amongst themselves.