Biblical Principle #219: Levite Priests to Offer Daily Sacrifices

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Under the Law of Moses, Israel’s priests were commanded to offer daily sacrifices at the tabernacle / temple.


In addition to the special feasts, GOD commanded Israel’s Levitical priests to offer daily sacrifices at the tabernacle (and eventually the temple).

1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Command the children of Israel and say to them, ‘My gifts, My presents, My burnt offerings, you shall take care to offer to Me as a sweet aroma in My feasts.’ 3 So you shall say to them, ‘These are My burnt offerings you shall offer daily to the Lord: two unblemished male lambs in their first year, as a whole burnt offering perpetually. 4 The one male lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other male lamb you shall offer in the evening; 5 and you shall offer one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with one-fourth of a hin of oil. 6 This shall be a perpetual whole burnt offering, which came into being at Mount Sinai, as a sweet aroma to the Lord. 7 Its drink offering shall be one-fourth of a hin for each male lamb; in the holy place you shall pour out the intoxicant as a drink offering to the Lord.

8 The second male lamb you shall offer toward evening; and you shall offer it according to its grain offering and drink offering, as a sweet aroma to the Lord.

Numbers 28:1-8 OSB

A severe penalty was imposed upon any Israelite or foreigner who offered burnt offerings or sacrifices at a place other than the tabernacle / temple.

8 “Also you shall say to them, ‘Whatever man of the children of Israel, or of the resident aliens who dwell among you, offers a whole burnt offering or sacrifice 9 and does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of testimony, to offer it to the Lord, that man shall be utterly destroyed from among his people.

Leviticus 17:8-9 OSB

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