Week #14; Wed, 4/04/18: Ex. 39:1-Lev. 5:19

I recommend following your read of these seven chapters that you view the video below for more current archaeology discoveries that pertain to the furnishings of the tabernacle. I promise it will not be Indiana Jones.

Exodus 39. Much detail is also followed in making the priestly garments for ministering in the Holy Place. Aaron’s holy garments were of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet yarns and fine linen. The square breastpiece was assembled in a like manner with twelve stones embedded in gold settings; one for each tribe. All instructions were delivered to Moses by the Lord.

Exodus 40. The erection of the Tabernacle is thoroughly described in this chapter with attention to detail for directional alignment of the walls and location of the furnishings after they were anointed for worship so it will become holy. Moses erected the tabernacle. Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out. The tabernacle was within the sight of all the people throughout all their journeys.

Leviticus 1. Many laws pertaining to offerings, particularly on the quality, for making atonement before the Lord were mandated. No blemish could be on any offering to the Lord. The burnt offerings made a pleasing aroma to the Lord. Note that the blood was sprinkled on the altar.

Leviticus 2. Grain offerings were to be of finest unleavened flour, oil, and frankincense. Bread had to be seasoned with salt.

Leviticus 3. Peace offerings to the Lord involved similar details in the laws pertaining to how they would be performed.

Leviticus 4. Sin offerings were governed by strict detailed laws as well. Both intentional and unintentional sins had specific offerings by the one who perpetrates the sin on another. Blood is to be applied to the altar if a burnt offering.

Leviticus 5. Further details are to be used for offerings for other matters related to committing sins and making atonement.

NOTE: The topic of blood on the altar arises in a recent video I viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8TRoQk6WUE&list=PL6NNBo_y_fjMk_bo9u17_2D5BNehXl6m6&index=3 This video is narrated by Kevin Fisher with Bible scriptures and internal videos that pertain to the altar today. There are four video in the series, some I have previously referenced on crossing the Red Sea and Noah’s Ark. The last one that I will mention later is on Sodom and Gomorrah.

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