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. Continue reading
SINS OF omission are just as serious in the Lord’s eyes as those we commit intentionally.
We continue our discussion of the detailed laws for the burnt offering, grain offering, sin offering, guilt offering, ordination offering, and peace offering, with a reminder that all of this is just “a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.” (Col. 2:17; see also Hebrews 8:5 and 10:1). Continue reading
GOD GAVE very explicit instructions for the slaughter of animals required for the slaughter of animals for required offerings.
This week, we look at the first four: burnt, grain, peace, and sin offerings. (We’ll get to guilt offering next week.) We note some of the seemingly random requirements, such as slaughtering the bull for the burnt offering on the north side of the altar, and God’s repeated command to burn the long lobe of the liver, the organ used by pagans in their extispicy and haruspicy rituals to divine the future. Continue reading