Not sure the title has a clear meaning to the good people here -- if it can be edited to read better with respect to this site, please do so!
I am reading the Christian Bible and seeing many references to the morning and evening sacrifices, and to the feasts where worshippers would bring sacrifices to the Temple. I know there are periods when the Temple was destroyed and later rebuilt, and historical periods of foreign occupation.
I have books which tell me "Jewish customs were this snd that" -- and they all seem to be written by non-Jews for non-Jews. I'm not saying those authors are incorrect. But I'm wondering if there is a book or web-based resource from a Jewish source that can help a non-Jew understand more about the sacrifices.
Some specific questions are: -- how the times of the morning and evening sacrifices changed (if at all) with sunrise and sunset varying through the seasons? -- how the influx of worshippers during the feast times affected the offerings and sacrifices? (how did they handle all those offerings?? and how did the daily and Sabbath offerings not get lost in the midst of that?) -- during the times of foreign occupation (I'm thinking generally 200 BCE to 70 CE) where the Jews were allowed to worship in relative peace, did the daily, Sabbath, and feast sacrifices continue as of old? or were there changes required by the occupation?
Thank you. Ed