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Gilbert House Fellowship #291: Leviticus 8-10

THE FORMAL beginning of the Levitical priesthood and the sacrificial system is the focus of this week’s study.

After going through the rules for the sacrifices in our last couple of studies, this week we discuss the formal ordination of Aaron and his sons.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #31: Leviticus 9-14

nadab_abihuYAHWEH WILL not allow his holiness to be violated, especially not by those called to serve Him. That is the takeaway from today’s study, in which Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, are destroyed by God with a blast of fire.

Their offense? Offering “strange fire” or “unauthorized fire” in the holy place–possibly, according to some traditions, while they were drunk.

That seems harsh to our modern sensibilities, but it was a powerful message to the congregation of Israel: “Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.” (Lev. 10:3)

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