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Leviticus 8

Chapter 8

8:2  Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;


The priests did not consecrate themselves, all was done by another, in this instance Moses, acting for Jehovah. The priests simply presented their bodies in the sense of Romans 12:1 .

8:8  And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.

Urim and Thummim (See Scofield "Exodus 28:30") . Urim, "lights." Thummim, "perfection."

8:12  And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

poured of the anointing oil

Two important distinctions are made in the case of the high priest, thus confirming his typical relation to Christ the anti-type:

(1) Aaron is anointed before the sacrifices are slain, while in the case of the priests the application of blood precedes the anointing. Christ the sinless One required no preparation for receiving the anointing oil, symbol of the Holy Spirit;

(2) upon the high priest only was the anointing oil poured. "God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him" John 3:34 . "Thy God hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows." Hebrews 1:9 .

8:15  And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.

reconciliation Heb. "kaphar," to cover.

(See Scofield "Daniel 9:24") .

8:34  As he hath done this day, so the LORD hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.

atonement (See Scofield "Exodus 29:33")