Hurricane Utah Adult Religion Class Old Testament: The Law and the tabernacle Week 12, Page 3 © 2014, Mike Parker http://bit.ly/ldsarc For personal use only. Not a Church publication.
The incense would be burned, and rising smoke symbolized the prayers of Israel ascending to God.
Archaeologists in the Near East have discovered shallow stone bowls and spoons, with a hand carved on the bottom so that the vessel appears to be a cupped palm. ii)
In ancient Israel the process of becoming a priest didn’t involve the laying on of
hands, as it does today. Rather, Aaron and his sons were taken into the Tabernacle, washed, clothed, anointed, and had their hands filled.
Offerings made at the Tabernacle (see handout). a)
There were six major types of offerings, most of which involved animal sacrifice (except the meal offering). b)
The burnt offering was the most common, and was performed daily on behalf of Israel as a whole, and also by private individuals. The process is described in the opening chapter of Leviticus:
And the L
called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
Then the L
called to Moses and spoke to him from the Meeting Tent:
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the L
, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.
―Speak to the Israelites and tell them, ‗
When someone among you presents an offering to the L
, you must present your offering from the domesticated animals, either from the herd or from the flock.
If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the L
If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd he must present it as a flawless male; he must present it at the entrance of the Meeting Tent for its acceptance before the L
And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
He must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf.
And he shall kill the bullock before the L
: and the priests, Aaron
s sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Then the one presenting the offering must slaughter the bull before the L
, and the sons of Aaron, the priests, must present the blood and splash the blood against the sides of the altar which is at the entrance of the Meeting Tent.
And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces.
Next, the one presenting the offering must skin the burnt offering and cut it into parts,
And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire:
and the sons of Aaron, the priest, must put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.
And the priests, Aaron
s sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:
Then the sons of Aaron, the priests, must arrange the parts with the head and the suet on the wood that is in the fire on the altar.
See Exodus 25:29; 37:16; Numbers 4:7; 7:86.
See Revelation 8:3
See Exodus 29; Leviticus 8.