Exodus 30 Commentary

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Exodus 30:1-5

The LORD describes how the altar of incense was to be built. The rings and the poles, used to carry the altar of incense, are also described here.

Exodus 30:6

The LORD describes where the altar of incense was to be placed.

Exodus 30:7-10

The high priest was to burn incense every morning and evening, resulting in incense being before the LORD all day, every day.

Exodus 30:11-16

The LORD describes what can be labeled as a “tabernacle tax.” Moses was to take a census and receive a “ransom” (a half a shekel) from everyone twenty years or older.

Exodus 30:17-21

The LORD then describes how to make a laver (or basin). It was to be made of bronze and used by the priests to wash their hands and feet before they entered the tabernacle to serve the LORD.

Exodus 30:22-33

This passage concerns the oil used for anointing. Following the introduction, the LORD specifies how to make the anointing oil.

Exodus 30:34-38

The LORD describes how to make the incense, its use, and the demand for complete obedience.