5073 Aaron, as model priest

5073 Aaron, as model priest

Aaron was made high priest and charged with the responsibility of making offerings for the sins of the people and ensuring that the Lord was worshipped in the proper manner. His priesthood was to pass to his descendants, thus ensuring its continuity.

Aaron was high priest

His call to the priesthood Nu 3:10 See also Ex 28:1; 1Sa 12:6; Ps 99:6; Heb 5:4

His anointing, ordination and consecration Ex 28:41; Ex 29:7-9; Lev 8:12,14,22,27,30

His priestly garments Ex 28:2 See also Ex 28:4,36,42; Lev 8:7-9

The significance of the priestly garments Ex 28:9-12,30,34-35,36-38

Skilled craftsmen were employed in the making of the priestly garments Ex 31:6,10

Fellow Levites were to help Aaron in ministry Nu 18:2

Aaron’s priestly privileges

In sacrificial offerings Ex 29:27-28,32-33; Lev 2:3; Lev 7:35-36; Nu 18:8-9,11-13

In tithes Nu 18:28; Ne 10:37

In cities allotted to his descendants Jos 21:19

Aaron’s priestly responsibilities

Respect for the holiness of the Lord and his sanctuary Lev 10:3 See also Lev 10:1-2; Lev 22:1-2; Nu 18:7

Keeping ritually clean Lev 21:10-12

Tending the lamps in the Tent of Meeting Ex 27:21; Ex 30:7

Obeying the Lord’s commands about sacrificial ritual and offerings Lev 6:8-9,14,24-25; Lev 7:1,11,37; Lev 9:22; Nu 18:8

Taking responsibility for the offences against the sanctuary and the priesthood Nu 18:1

The future of Aaron’s priesthood

The Lord’s requirements are to stand for all time Ex 30:8; Lev 7:36; Lev 22:3

The priesthood continues through Aaron’s descendants Nu 20:28

Aaron’s priesthood compared with Melchizedek’s See also Heb 7:11

See also

1350covenant with Israel’s priests
2306Christ, high priest
4681ram
6616atonement in OT
7376high priest
7390Levites
7412priesthood
7435sacrifice, in OT
7766priests
8266holiness
8488tithing

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