This was an offering of flour, baked cakes, or raw grain, together with oil and frankincense.
It was a good-will offering to God.
Part of it - 'a memorial portion' - was burnt on the altar.
So it was a way of asking God to 'remember' the worshiper for good.
The priests ate the remainder.
Again, it was a sacrifice of the best the worshiper could give.
The grain offerings may have been offered separately from the burnt offerings,
or along with them.
Besides flour or raw grain,
a worshipper could offer dough from flour baked in an oven; cooked on a
griddle; fried in a pan; or roasted to make bread.
All grain offerings were prepared with oil and salt, but no honey or leaven
could be used.