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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 29:1-37

Here is, I. The law concerning the consecration of Aaron and his sons to the priest's office, which was to be done with a great deal of ceremony and solemnity, that they themselves might be duly affected with the greatness of the work to which they were called, and that the people also might learn to magnify the office and none might dare to invade it. 1. The ceremonies wherewith it was to be done were very fully and particularly appointed, because nothing of this kind had been done before,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:1

And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them ,.... To Aaron and his sons: to "hallow" them; to sanctify them, set them apart, and consecrate them: to minister unto me in the priest's office ; for which the Lord had appointed them, to which he had chose, called, and separated them: take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish ; a young bullock was an heifer of three years old, according to Kimchi F20 Comment. in Psal. lxix. 32. , and such an one was used in... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 29:1

Take one young bullock - This consecration did not take place till after the erection of the tabernacle. See Leviticus 8:9-14 . read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 29:1

Verse 1 1.And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them. Since I shall again repeat and more fully explain these things as they are written in Leviticus 9:0, in the history of the consecration of the tabernacle, it will be sufficient to give nothing more than a brief summary of them here; nor is it my custom to invent mysteries out of vague speculations, (174) such as may rather gratify than instruct my readers. First, since the whole human race is corrupt and infected with many... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 29:1

This is the thing that thou shalt do to them — i.e; "This is the ceremonial that thou shalt use on the occasion." There is a tacit reference to Exodus 28:41 , which had announced that the priests were to be consecrated. Take one young bullock . The offerings were to be provided beforehand, so as to be in readiness when the investiture and anointing were over. Hence they are mentioned first. Rams without blemish . Literally "perfect." On the offence to God of offering him blemished... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 29:1-33

The rites of consecration for the priesthood. The next portion of the Divine directions relates to the formal investiture of Aaron and his sons with the priests' office. This was to be made the occasion of a solemn and imposing ceremonial. "The rites of consecration proclaimed the necessity of holiness—a holiness not their own, but imputed to them by the grace of God; and following upon this, and flowing from the same source, a plentiful endowment of gifts for their sacred office, with the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 29:1-37

THE CONSECRATION OF THE PRIESTS . From the description of the priestly attire, the Divine Law-giver passed to the form of priestly consecration, whereof investiture in the "holy garments" was a part. The ceremony of consecration was to consist of four things:— 1 . Ablution; 2 . Investiture; 3 . Chrism or Anointing with oil; and 4 . Sacrifice. In the directions given, we have, first, the preparation of the offerings ( Exodus 29:1-3 ); secondly, directions for... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 29:1-37

The Consecration of the first High Priest. Aaron may be viewed as either I. AS A TYPE OF CHRIST , he typifies especially Christ's priestly character. II. AS A PATTERN TO MINISTERS , Aaron is read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Exodus 29:1-37

The consecration of the priests. See the notes to Lev. 8–9.Exodus 29:4Door of the tabernacle - Entrance of the tent. See Leviticus 8:3.Exodus 29:27The “waving” was the more solemn process of the two: it was a movement several times repeated, while “heaving” was simply a “lifting up” once.Exodus 29:33A stranger - One of another family, i. e. in this case, one not of the family of Aaron. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Exodus 29:1

Exodus 29:1. To hallow them, to minister to me We come now to the directions given to Moses about the ceremonies of consecrating Aaron and his sons to the priests’ office. These were to be performed in a solemn manner, thereby to strike both them and the people with a still deeper sense of the dignity and sacredness of that function. They were chiefly to consist of three sacrifices, which, though distinguished from each other, were all of the expiatory kind, as appears from this, that the... read more

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