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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

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 29:38-46

In this paragraph we have, I. The daily service appointed. A lamb was to be offered upon the altar every morning, and a lamb every evening, each with a meat-offering, both made by fire, as a continual burnt-offering throughout their generations, Exod. 29:38-41. Whether there were any other sacrifices to be offered or not, these were sure to be offered, at the public charge, for the benefit and comfort of all Israel, to make atonement for their daily sins, and to be an acknowledgement to God of... 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

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:16

And thou shalt slay the ram ,.... As he was ordered to slay the bullock, acting in this as a priest, as in that: and thou shall take his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar ; the blood being received into a basin, it was not to be put upon the altar with the finger, as the blood of the bullock, but was to be sprinkled probably with a bunch of hyssop, round about upon the altar, on the top and sides: as the deity of Christ is the altar which sanctifies every gift, this may... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:17

And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces ,.... For the better convenience of laying it upon the wood on the altar, that it might be burnt; for it was to be a whole burnt offering: and wash the inwards of him, and his legs ; denoting the purity of the sacrifice of Christ, and that when his people give up themselves to God as a whole burnt offering, in the flames of love and zeal, their affections should be pure and sincere: and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head ; lay them... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:18

And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar ,.... For which reason his head, his pieces, his inwards, and his legs, were to be put together, and laid in order upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the Lord ; offered up to him, and accepted by him, as follows: it is a sweet savour ; or "a smell of rest" F25 ריח ניחוח "odor quietis", Montanus, Fagius, Vatablus, Cartwright, Piscator. , in which God acquiesces, and rests, and takes delight and pleasure; it is, as the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:19

And thou shall take the other ram ,.... The other of the two that was left, Exodus 29:1 , and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram , as they were to do, and did, upon the head of the other; See Gill on Exodus 29:15 . read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:20

Then shall thou kill the ram ,.... As the other: and take of his blood , some part of it being received into a basin: and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons ; according to Jarchi, this is the middle gristle within the ear; but Saadiah more rightly says it is the tender part which joins to the orb of the ear. The blood was put upon this part to sanctify it, and cleanse from sins that come thereby, and to teach the high priest... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:21

And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar ,.... Not that which was sprinkled upon it, which could not be gathered up in such quantities as to be sprinkled again; but which was in a basin on it, having been received into it when the ram was slain: and of the anointing oil ; hereafter to be made, and with which Aaron was anointed as soon as he had his garments on; and this is a different anointing from that that was poured on his head; this was sprinkled on his garments, as... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:22

Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump ,.... The fat which was upon it: the sheep in Arabia and about Judea were remarkable for their large tails; according to Rauwolff F26 Travels, p. 221. , they were half a span thick, and one and a half broad, and very fat; and so in Africa and Egypt were rams of large tails often and twenty pounds weight F1 Leo. African. Descript. Africae, l. 9. p. 753. ; and Aristotle F2 Hist. Animal. l. 8, c. 28. speaks of sheep in Syria... read more

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