But it's religious scholarship, so everything's cool. Genesis And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. Psalm I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock.
Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt. Steve Van Nattan comments: The reason the priest exploded is because his perverted theology exploded. God wants sacrifices under strict control of the priests to make sure nobody is sneaking in a sacrifice to some other deity, or supernatural power. Maybe this is another way to close a backdoor to sneaky polytheistic practices outside of camp? Just guessing.