10117. Because it is holy. That this signifies the Divine, with which it shall not be conjoined, because of the consequent profanation, is evident from the signification of "holy," as being what is Divine (see above, n. 10111); that it is not conjoined with this is because by "what was left of the flesh and of the bread" is signified what was not conjoined (see n. 10114), thus also what is not to be conjoined. That this is what is man's own, which is nothing but evil, may be seen
above (n. 10115), and to conjoin the Divine with what is man's own, thus with evil, is to profane it (n. 6848, 9298). Hence it is said that "whosoever eateth of what is left to the morning profaneth the holy thing of Jehovah, and that that soul shall be cut off from his peoples" (Lev. 19:7, 8); and also that "the flesh of the sacrifice which had touched any unclean thing should be burnt with fire" (Lev. 7:19). From all this it is now evident that the profanation of what is holy is signified by "eating the flesh and bread of the sacrifice on the day following."