Leviticus 10:12

12 Moses spoke to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his surviving sons: "Take the 1grain offering that is left of the LORD's food offerings, and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for 2it is most holy.

Leviticus 10:12 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 10:12

And Moses spake unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar, and unto
Ithamar, his sons that were left
Of the burning, as the Targum of Jonathan; who survived his other two sons that were burnt, who remained alive, not being concerned with them in their sin, and so shared not in their punishment:

take the meat offering that remaineth of the offerings of the
Lord made by fire;
for all but the handful that was burnt of that kind of offerings belonged to the priests, see ( Leviticus 6:14-18 ) this meat offering, according to Jarchi, was the meat offering of the eighth day, that is, of the consecration, or the day after it was finished, on which the above awful case happened, ( Leviticus 9:17 ) and also the meat offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah, who offered his offering first at the dedication of the altar, on the day the tabernacle was set up, which he supposes was on this day, see ( Numbers 7:1 Numbers 7:10 Numbers 7:13 ) , now these meat offerings were not as yet eaten, and which may be true of the first of them, wherefore Aaron and his sons, notwithstanding their mourning, are bid to take it:

and eat it without leaven beside the altar:
the altar of burnt offering in the court of the tabernacle, as directed (See Gill on Leviticus 6:16):

for it [is] most holy:
and so might be eaten by none but holy persons, such as were devoted to sacred services, and only in the holy place, as follows; within hangings, where the most holy things were eaten, as Jarchi, that is, within the court of the tabernacle, which was made of hangings.

Leviticus 10:12 In-Context

10 You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean,
11 and you are to teach the people of Israel all the statutes that the LORD has spoken to them by Moses."
12 Moses spoke to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his surviving sons: "Take the grain offering that is left of the LORD's food offerings, and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy.
13 You shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your due and your sons' due, from the LORD's food offerings, for so I am commanded.
14 But the breast that is waved and the thigh that is contributed you shall eat in a clean place, you and your sons and your daughters with you, for they are given as your due and your sons' due from the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the people of Israel.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Leviticus 6:16; Numbers 18:9, 10
  • 2. See Leviticus 6:17