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 19:3
 19:4
19:3 Give it to Eleazar the priest, and he shall have it brought outside the camp. It shall then be slaughtered in his presence.
Unetatem otah el-El'azar hakohen vehotsi otah el-michuts lamachaneh veshachat otah lefanav.
19:4 Eleazar the priest shall take the blood with his finger and sprinkle it toward the Communion Tent seven times.
Velakach El'azar hakohen midamah be'etsba'o vehizah el-nochach peney ohel-mo'ed midamah sheva pe'amim.



Commentary:

Eleazar the priest
  This indicates that it could be made by a common priest (Yoma 42b; Yad, Parah Adumah 1:11; Ramban). According to some, however, it had to be prepared by the segan, the assistant to the High Priest (Rashi; cf. Sifri).

then be slaughtered
  By anyone, even a non-priest (Yoma 43b; Rashi; Yad, Pesuley Mukdashin 1:2). Others, however, maintain that it must be slaughtered by a priest (Targum Yonathan; Midrash HaGadol; Adereth Eliahu).

in his presence
  This indicates that the supervising priest must be present and attentive (Yoma 42a; Midrash HaGadol).

with his finger
  Directly from the cow's neck, and therefore, the blood could not be collected in a vessel (Sifri; Yad, Parah Adumah 4:4), but some may dispute this (Raavad on Yad, ibid. 3:2). The priest would therefore collect the blood in his left hand and sprinkle it with his right forefinger (Yad, ibid. 3:2; Sifri).

sprinkle it
  From where he is outside the camp (Yad, Parah Adumah 3:2).





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