This was the dedication offering for the altar on the day when it was anointed, from the chiefs of Israel: twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, twelve golden dishes, each silver plate weighing 130 shekels and each basin 70, all the silver of the vessels 2,400 shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, the twelve golden dishes, full of incense, weighing 10 shekels apiece according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the dishes being 120 shekels; all the cattle for the burnt offering twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve male lambs a year old, with their grain offering; and twelve male goats for a sin offering; and all the cattle for the sacrifice of peace offerings twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the male lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.
And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and it spoke to him. Numbers 7:84-89
These sacrifices were just the beginning. There would be centuries of reinforcement of God’s message that sin brings death. When Christ finally came, and was the last sacrifice for all time, it was hard for the Jews to give up the old ways. They eventually would, even those who did not accept Christ, but it was because after they were driven from the land and the temple was destroyed, they were unable to meet all the requirements for the sacrifice. I once heard a Messianic Jewess on the radio, preaching to her people: “Where is the blood of your sacrifice? Where is it? Are you not still in your sins?” It is the question for all mankind. The answer is, Jesus, the son of God, is our sacrifice.