(Lev.27:21), or both (Lev.27:26,28; Num.18:14), and couldn't be redeemed as other sanctified things could be (Ex.13:11-13; Lev.27:27; Num.18:15,16). Ap- parently offerings became holy or most holy once devoted to God (Ex.13:2, 28: 38; 29:37; Lev.19:5-8; 22:1-3; 27:9,26,28,32; Num.3:13).
People were of inherent sin, but faithful abiding followers were holy (Lev. 18:30-19:2; Deut.14:21) and could eat some of the holy offerings (Lev.7:16-18; 19:5,6; 22:29,30). Priests were holy (Ex.29:44), could go into the tabernacle, etc., and and eat some of the most holy offerings (Num.18:8-14). In fact, by eating of the sin offering, priests were helping to make atonement for the of- ferer (Lev.10:16-18). But even priests couldn't eat of the offerings from which blood was taken into the holy room (Lev.6:30). All of the offerings were made to God, who was, of course, the holiest (1 Sam.2:2).
The conservative theology about the place of eating rules in the offering and sacrifice system
Holy sacrificial food wasn't totally banned from diet, but the allowed por- tions had to be eaten by certain people and not other people. The same is true of unclean, unbled food at Deut.14:21. Things like food weren't of inherent evil or holiness but were ritually regarded and treated these ways as a way of ritual worship of God. This set off the faithful followers from the non-follow- ers of the rest of the world, the priests as performing a special service in ap- proaching God for the followers, and God as the holiest.
The Bible doesn't say all blood is holy. We do know Mosaic law followers weren't to eat blood to either a JWs leaders' view or Jewish view degree, and we have various rules to go by otherwise to decide if it was unclean or holy blood in any one case. (The difference in punishments at Lev.17:13-16 indicates it