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Are there any early Judaic sources that discuss whether all firstborn sons HAVE to be redeemed, or can any firstborn son be dedicated as a priest - and NOT redeemed? (Like the Tannaim, the Mishnah, or Talmud.)
Note: Like, the Tannaim, the Mishnah, or Talmud.

At the very least, the textScripture is clear that firstborn sons NOT dedicated as priests must be redeemed.

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Initially, priests seem to have been taken from the "Firstborn Sons", not just Levites :

Exodus 13:2, (Shemot) - "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine."

Number 3:41, (Bamidbar) - And you shall take the Levites for Me I am the Lord instead of all firstborns among the children of Israel. And [take] the Levites' animals instead of all the firstborn animals of the children of Israel.

Are there any early Judaic sources that discuss whether all firstborn sons HAVE to be redeemed, or can any firstborn son be dedicated as a priest - and NOT redeemed? (Like the Tannaim, the Mishnah, or Talmud.)

At the very least, the text is clear that firstborn sons NOT dedicated as priests must be redeemed.

Context:

Initially, priests seem to have been taken from the "Firstborn Sons", not just Levites :

Exodus 13:2, (Shemot) - "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine."

Number 3:41, (Bamidbar) - And you shall take the Levites for Me I am the Lord instead of all firstborns among the children of Israel. And [take] the Levites' animals instead of all the firstborn animals of the children of Israel.

Are there any early Judaic sources that discuss whether all firstborn sons HAVE to be redeemed, or can any firstborn son be dedicated as a priest - and NOT redeemed?
Note: Like, the Tannaim, the Mishnah, or Talmud.

At the very least, Scripture is clear that firstborn sons NOT dedicated as priests must be redeemed.

Context:

Initially, priests seem to have been taken from the "Firstborn Sons", not just Levites :

Exodus 13:2, (Shemot) - "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine."

Number 3:41, (Bamidbar) - And you shall take the Levites for Me I am the Lord instead of all firstborns among the children of Israel. And [take] the Levites' animals instead of all the firstborn animals of the children of Israel.

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Are there any early Judaic sources that discussAre there any early Judaic sources that discuss whether all firstborn sons HAVE to be redeemed, or can any firstborn son be dedicated as a priest - and NOT redeemed? (Like the Tannaim, the Mishnah, or Talmud.)

At the very least, the text is clear that firstborn sons NOT dedicated as priests must be redeemed.

Context:

Initially, priests seem to have been taken from the "Firstborn Sons", not just Levites :

Exodus 13:2, (Shemot) - "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine."

Number 3:41, (Bamidbar) - And you shall take the Levites for Me I am the Lord instead of all firstborns among the children of Israel. And [take] the Levites' animals instead of all the firstborn animals of the children of Israel.

Are there any early Judaic sources that discuss whether all firstborn sons HAVE to be redeemed, or can any firstborn son be dedicated as a priest - and NOT redeemed?

At the very least, the text is clear that firstborn sons NOT dedicated as priests must be redeemed.

Context:

Initially, priests seem to have been taken from the "Firstborn Sons", not just Levites :

Exodus 13:2, (Shemot) - "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine."

Number 3:41, (Bamidbar) - And you shall take the Levites for Me I am the Lord instead of all firstborns among the children of Israel. And [take] the Levites' animals instead of all the firstborn animals of the children of Israel.

Are there any early Judaic sources that discuss whether all firstborn sons HAVE to be redeemed, or can any firstborn son be dedicated as a priest - and NOT redeemed? (Like the Tannaim, the Mishnah, or Talmud.)

At the very least, the text is clear that firstborn sons NOT dedicated as priests must be redeemed.

Context:

Initially, priests seem to have been taken from the "Firstborn Sons", not just Levites :

Exodus 13:2, (Shemot) - "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine."

Number 3:41, (Bamidbar) - And you shall take the Levites for Me I am the Lord instead of all firstborns among the children of Israel. And [take] the Levites' animals instead of all the firstborn animals of the children of Israel.

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Are there any early Judaic sources that discuss whether all firstborn sons HAVE to be redeemed, or can any firstborn son be dedicated as a priest, too - and NOT redeemed?

At the very least, the text is clear that firstborn sons NOT dedicated as priests must be redeemed.

Context:

Initially, priests seem to have been taken from the "Firstborn Sons", not just Levites :

Exodus 13:2, (Shemot) - "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine."

Number 3:41, (Bamidbar) - And you shall take the Levites for Me I am the Lord instead of all firstborns among the children of Israel. And [take] the Levites' animals instead of all the firstborn animals of the children of Israel.

This implies that not all Priests are descendant from Aaron - unless all of the non-Levitical priests were rejected, and had to be redeemed themselves.

Are there any early Judaic sources that discuss whether all firstborn sons HAVE to be redeemed, or can any firstborn son be dedicated as a priest, too?

Initially, priests seem to have been taken from the "Firstborn Sons", not just Levites :

Exodus 13:2, (Shemot) - "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine."

Number 3:41, (Bamidbar) - And you shall take the Levites for Me I am the Lord instead of all firstborns among the children of Israel. And [take] the Levites' animals instead of all the firstborn animals of the children of Israel.

This implies that not all Priests are descendant from Aaron - unless all of the non-Levitical priests were rejected, and had to be redeemed themselves.

Are there any early Judaic sources that discuss whether all firstborn sons HAVE to be redeemed, or can any firstborn son be dedicated as a priest - and NOT redeemed?

At the very least, the text is clear that firstborn sons NOT dedicated as priests must be redeemed.

Context:

Initially, priests seem to have been taken from the "Firstborn Sons", not just Levites :

Exodus 13:2, (Shemot) - "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine."

Number 3:41, (Bamidbar) - And you shall take the Levites for Me I am the Lord instead of all firstborns among the children of Israel. And [take] the Levites' animals instead of all the firstborn animals of the children of Israel.

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