Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO LEVITICUS 16\\

This chapter treats of the day of atonement, and of the rites,
sacrifices, and services of it, directs when Aaron should come into the
holy of holies, \\#Le 16:1,2\\; and in what habit he should then appear,
and with what offerings both for himself, and for the people,
\\#Le 16:3-10\\; and that having slain his own sin offering, and that for
the people, he should offer incense before the mercy seat, and sprinkle
that with the blood of both, \\#Le 16:11-15\\; and by these offerings make
atonement for the holy place, the tabernacle of the congregation, and
the altar, \\#Le 16:16-19\\; and having done this, he was to take the live
goat, lay his hands on it, confess over it, and put upon it all the
iniquities of the children of Israel, and then send it away by a fit
man into the wilderness, \\#Le 16:20-22\\; upon which he was to put off his
linen garments, wash his flesh, and put them on again, and offer the
burnt offering for himself, and for the people, \\#Le 16:23-25\\; also he
that let go the goat, and he that carried and burnt the sin offerings
without the camp, were to wash themselves and clothes also,
\\#Le 16:26-28\\; the observance of this day, once a year, which was on
the tenth of the seventh month, as a day of affliction and atonement,
was to be a statute for ever to the children of Israel, \\#Le 16:29-34\\.