Exodus 29:1

1 And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office : Take one young * bullock, and two rams without blemish,

Exodus 29:1 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 29:1

And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them
To Aaron and his sons: to "hallow" them; to sanctify them, set them apart, and consecrate them:

to minister unto me in the priest's office;
for which the Lord had appointed them, to which he had chose, called, and separated them:

take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish;
a young bullock was an heifer of three years old, according to Kimchi F20, and such an one was used in sacrifice in former times, see ( Genesis 15:9 ) though Maimonides F21 says it was one of two years, and so Abendana F23, whose words are,

``a bullock is a son of two years, and a ram is after he has entered into the second year thirty one days;''

and so Ben Gersom; the bullock was an emblem of the strength, laboriousness, and patience of Christ, and both of them being without blemish, were typical of his purity and perfection in his nature and life, and especially in his sacrifice.


FOOTNOTES:

F20 Comment. in Psal. lxix. 32.
F21 Hilchot Zebachim, c. 1. sect. 14.
F23 Not. in Miclol Yophi in loc.

Exodus 29:1 In-Context

1 And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office : Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,
2 And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of wheaten flour shalt thou make them.
3 And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.
4 And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.
5 And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod: