Exodus 29 Commentary

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Exodus 29:1-3

The LORD summarizes what should be included in the ordination ceremony of the priests. Animals for sacrifice, unleavened food, and oil should be brought to the ritual.

Exodus 29:4

The first step in the ordination ceremony was the washing of the priests, Aaron and his sons had to be cleansed before they could be set aside for service to the LORD.

Exodus 29:5-9

The priestly garments are to be placed on Aaron and his sons in preparation for the ceremony itself. Aaron would be clothed with the High Priest’s garments.

Exodus 29:10-14

The LORD describes the sin offering required to atone for the sins of Aaron and his sons. Sinful and fallen people must be cleansed before they can minister in the presence of the holy God.

Exodus 29:15-18

The LORD describes another sin offering requiring a ram.

Exodus 29:19-21

The LORD describes the sacrifice of the third animal, the second ram.

Exodus 29:22-25

The LORD describes the next part of the ordination ceremony. Aaron and his sons were given parts of the sacrificed animal along with bread cakes

Exodus 29:26-28

The LORD describes what Moses needed to do with the ram’s breast. It was to be a wave offering to the LORD and then given to Aaron and his priests.

Exodus 29:29-30

The LORD describes how the garments of the high priest were to be handed down to the designated replacement. This was to take place during an ordination ceremony that was to last seven days.

Exodus 29:31-35

The LORD describes what to do with the rest of the second ram sacrifice.

Exodus 29:36-37

Now that the priests had been purified and set apart for the ministry, the altar was next. Purifying the altar was also to be a seven-day process. The end result was that the altar was most holy.

Exodus 29:38-46

The discussion now turns from the priests’ ordination ceremony to the sacrifices that were to be performed daily.