Tag: priests

  • Biblical Principle #241: Israel’s Settlement of Difficult Cases

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave instructions for handling difficult court cases. Explanation Certain court cases were too difficult for Israel’s local judges to know how to settle without assistance. GOD told Moses how Israel was to handle these difficult court cases: 8 “If there is some matter you are…

  • Biblical Principle #225: Only Priest’s Family to Eat from Sacrifices

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave strict rules that only a Levite priest’s family could eat from the sacrifices offered by Israel as prescribed by the Law. Explanation As we have observed, sacrifice is a consequence of sin that goes back to Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel. Under the…

  • Biblical Principle #224: Special Rules for Israel’s Priests

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel’s priests had additional rules for holiness because of their role. Explanation In addition to the precise instructions pertaining to ceremonies and public service, Israel’s Levitical priests had further unique regulations that only applied to them because of their role as intermediaries between GOD and the…

  • Biblical Principle #222: Israel’s Sin Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding sacrifices to be performed upon the realization that one had sinned either without knowing or failed to do certain things. Explanation Here are the instructions GOD gave to Israel through Moses in the Law about sin offerings involving unintentional transgressions and…

  • Biblical Principle #221: Israel’s Peace Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding peace offerings. Explanation Here are the instructions GOD gave to Israel through Moses in the Law about peace offerings. Cattle 1 ‘Now if his gift for the Lord should be a peace offering, and if he should offer it from the…

  • Biblical Principle #220: Israel’s Grain Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding grain offerings. Explanation Here are the instructions GOD gave to Israel through Moses in the Law about grain offerings. Grain Offering Preparations

  • Biblical Principle #217: Israel to Keep Annual Day of Atonement

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to annually observe the Day of Atonement on the tenth day of the seventh month. Explanation The seventh month of the religious calendar (September-October) held three significant events: On the Day of Atonement, the high priest was to make atonement for the sins of…

  • Biblical Principle #175: Levites Received Israel’s Tithes

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Levites were given the tithes offered by Israel. Explanation GOD provided special blessings for the Levites. Among these blessings were the tithe offerings from the Israelites. (A tithe means one tenth; it’s a fraction term.)

  • Biblical Principle #174: Levites Received No Land Inheritance

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Levites were not given a land inheritance. Explanation GOD provided special blessings for the Levites, who ministered to Israel in the prescribed service of GOD. In so doing, however, the Levites did not receive an inheritance of land in the division of Canaan.

  • Biblical Principle #157: Israel’s Priests Washed and Clothed

    Biblical Principles List Principle Before Aaron and his sons could serve as Israel’s priests, they had to be washed and clothed. Explanation Once the tabernacle and its furnishings were prepared, it was time for Israel’s Levitical priesthood to begin. But before Aaron and his sons could serve as priests, they had to be properly clothed…