Bible Commentaries
Exodus 29

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Verse 3

29:3 And thou shalt put them into one basket, and {a} bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.

(a) To offer them in sacrifice.

Verse 5

29:5 And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the {b} robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod:

(b) Which was next under the Ephod.

Verse 10

29:10 And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall {c} put their hands upon the head of the bullock.

(c) Signifying that the sacrifice was also offered for them, and that they approved it.

Verse 18

29:18 And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it [is] a burnt offering unto the LORD: {d} it [is] a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

(d) Or, savour of rest, which causes the wrath of God to cease.

Verse 20

29:20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put [it] {e} upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.

(e) Meaning the soft and lower part of the ear.

Verse 21

29:21 And thou shalt take of the blood that [is] {f} upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle [it] upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

(f) With which the Altar must be sprinkled.

Verse 22

29:22 Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul [above] the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] upon them, and the right shoulder; for it [is] a {g} ram of consecration:

(g) Which is offered for the consecration of the high priest.

Verse 26

29:26 And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron’s consecration, and wave it {h} [for] a wave offering before the LORD: and it shall be thy part.

(h) This sacrifice the priest did move toward the East, West, North, and South.

Verse 27

29:27 And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the {i} heave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, [even] of [that] which [is] for Aaron, and of [that] which is for his sons:

(i) So called because it was not only shaken to and fro, but also lifted up.

Verse 28

29:28 And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’ by a statute for ever from the children of Israel: for it [is] an heave offering: and it shall be an heave offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifice of their {k} peace offerings, [even] their heave offering unto the LORD.

(k) Which were offerings of thanksgiving to God for his benefits.

Verse 33

29:33 And they shall eat those things {l} wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate [and] to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat [thereof], because they [are] holy.

(l) That is, by the sacrifices.

Verse 36

29:36 And thou shalt offer every day a bullock [for] a sin offering for {m} atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast made an atonement for it, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it.

(m) To appease God’s wrath that sin may be pardoned.

Verse 40

29:40 And with the one lamb a {n} tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an {o} hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine [for] a drink offering.

(n) That is, an Omer, read Exodus 16:16.

(o) Which is about a pint.

Verse 43

29:43 And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and [the tabernacle] shall be sanctified by my {p} glory.

(p) Because of my glorious presence.

Verse 46

29:46 And they shall know that I [am] the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: {q} I [am] the LORD their God.

(q) It is I the Lord, that am their God.

Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Exodus 29". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.