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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 29:10

And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation ,.... The same, or of the same kind he was ordered to take, Exodus 29:1 , and here the place is expressed where it was to be taken, and what was to be done with it: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock ; not Aaron first alone, and then his sons, as some have thought, Aben Ezra makes mention of; but, as he says, both together, not one before another; declaring it... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:11

And thou shalt kill the bullock before the Lord ,.... That is, Moses is ordered to do it, who now officiated as a priest, "pro tempore", Aaron and his sons not being yet completely invested with that office, or thoroughly consecrated to it; of which consecration this sacrifice was a part, and therefore could not with propriety be concerned in killing their own sacrifice; for that purpose, Moses therefore did it, and he did it "before the Lord"; Jehovah the Son gave him those orders to do it... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:12

And thou shalt take the blood of the bullock ,.... Being slain, and its blood received into a basin: and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger ; not sprinkle it with hyssop, as was done in some cases, but put on with the finger dipped into the blood in the basin; as the horns of the altar were the place where the sacrifice was bound, as some think, or however where persons in distress fled for refuge, and laid hold on, it may figure the blood of Christ, being effectual to... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:13

And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards ,.... That covered the skin or caul, in which the bowels are contained, called the "omentum", which generally has a pretty deal of fat upon it: and the caul that is above the liver ; which seems to design the diaphragm or midriff; but the Septuagint renders it, "the lobe of the liver"; and Ben Melech says it is to be interpreted with the liver, for he says he took a little of the liver with the caul: and the two kidneys, and... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:14

But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung ,.... The several parts and members of him, head, legs, feet, &c.; and the skin taken off of him, and the dung that comes from him. Aben Ezra observes, that the flesh comprehends the head and the pieces, and may be interpreted in a way of conjecture, that he washed it, and afterwards burnt it; all representing a whole Christ under all his painful sufferings, and the shame and reproach he underwent in them: shalt thou burn with... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:15

Thou shalt also take one ram ,.... One of the two he was bid to take, Exodus 29:1 , and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram ; confessing their sins, acknowledging their guilt, and by this act transferring the same to the ram, which was to be a burnt offering, and was typical of the imputation of sin to Christ, as before observed. read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 29:10

Shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock - By this rite the animal was consecrated to God, and was then proper to be offered in sacrifice. Imposition of hands also signified that they offered the life of this animal as an atonement for their sins, and to redeem their lives from that death which, through their sinfulness, they had deserved. In the case of the sin-offering and trespass-offering, the person who brought the sacrifice placed his hands on the head of the animal between... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 29:14

It is a sin-offering - See Clarke's note on Genesis 4:7 ; See Clarke's note on Genesis 13:13 ; See Clarke's note on Leviticus 7:1 , etc. 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

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