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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 29:26

And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron's consecrations ,.... The ram being slain and cut to pieces, this part is particularly disposed of: and wave it for a wave offering before the Lord ; in the manner before described: and it shall be thy part : the part of Moses, he officiating now as a priest; and we find accordingly in later times that this part of the sacrifice belonged to the priest, Leviticus 7:31 . 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

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 29:26

Thou shalt take the breast . Henceforth Aaron and his sons were to have the breast of all wave-offerings (Le 7:31-34); but on this occasion, as Moses officiated, the breast was to be his. 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

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Exodus 29:1-37

Dedication of the priests (29:1-37)One purpose of this dedication ceremony was to impress upon priests and people alike that those who served God had to do so with purity and reverence. The priests were washed, symbolizing purification, then clothed and anointed, symbolizing appointment to their position (29:1-9).Since they themselves were not free from sin, the priests had to offer sacrifices for their own sins before they could act on behalf of others. First they offered a bull as a sin... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Exodus 29:26-28

THE HEAVE-OFFERING (Exodus 29:26-28):"And thou shalt take the breast of Aaron's ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave-offering before Jehovah: and it shall be thy portion. And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave-offering, and the thigh of the heave-offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons: and it shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion forever from the children of... read more

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