The purpose of this question is to understand the amount that a household would give to the tabernacle following the law found in the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. One example of this law is found in Numbers 29 and 29. These chapters describe a yearly cycle of offering and sacrifice. Yet, it is unclear how much of the offering was done by the priests for the entire nation and how much it was obligatory on households.
For example, Numbers 28:3-8 - “3 And you shall say to them, This is the food offering that you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs a year old without blemish, day by day, as a regular offering. 4 The one lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight; 5 also a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with a quarter of a hin of beaten oil. 6 It is a regular burnt offering, which was ordained at Mount Sinai for a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the LORD. 7 Its drink offering shall be a quarter of a hin for each lamb. In the Holy Place, you shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to the LORD. 8 The other lamb you shall offer at twilight. Like the grain offering of the morning, and like its drink offering, you shall offer it as a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD.” Is this daily morning and night offering made by the priests only for the whole nation? Does each household perform the morning and evening offerings?
Reading on in Numbers 28 and 29, there are prescribed offerings and sacrifices for each Sabbath day, the beginning of each month, and then the high holy days. Adding it all together, what would the average household have given in a year?