1. In the great majority of cases where the liver is mentioned, it is in connexion with the law of sacrifice as prescribed in Priestly Narrative (Ex 29:13,22; Le 3:4,10,16 etc.), and always in association with the caul (y
And take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendage that is on the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.
Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the appendage on the liver, the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, and the right thigh; for it is a ram of consecration and ordination.
And the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins, and the appendage of the liver which he shall take away with the kidneys.
And the two kidneys, and the fat on them at the loins, and the appendage of the liver, which he shall take away with the kidneys.
The priest shall burn them on the altar as food, offered by fire, for a sweet and satisfying fragrance. All the fat is the Lord's.
[Satan's] arrows whiz around me. He slashes open my vitals and does not spare; he pours out my gall on the ground.
Till a dart [of passion] pierces and inflames his vitals; then like a bird fluttering straight into the net [he hastens], not knowing that it will cost him his life.
My eyes fail from weeping, my emotions are deeply disturbed, my heart is poured out upon the ground [in grief] because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, because infants and nurslings faint in the streets of the city.
For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the fork of the two ways, to use divination. He shakes the arrows to and fro, he consults the teraphim (household gods), he looks at the liver.