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Torrey's Topical Textbook

Priests

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  • First notice of persons acting as
    Genesis 4:3,4

  • During patriarchal age heads of families acted as
    Genesis 8:20; 12:8; 35:7

  • After the exodus young men (first-born) deputed to act as
    Exodus 24:5; 19:22

  • The sons of Aaron appointed as, by perpetual statute
    Exodus 29:9; 40:15

  • All except seed of Aaron excluded from being
    Numbers 3:10; 16:40; 18:7

  • Sanctified by God for the office
    Exodus 29:44

  • Publicly consecrated
    Exodus 28:3; Numbers 3:3

  • CEREMONIES AT CONSECRATION OF
    • Washing in water
      Exodus 29:4; Leviticus 8:6
    • Clothing with the holy garments
      Exodus 29:8,9; 40:14; Leviticus 8:13
    • Anointing with oil
      Exodus 30:30; 40:13
    • Offering sacrifices
      Exodus 29:10-19; Leviticus 8:14-23
    • Purification by blood of the consecration ram
      Exodus 29:20,21; Leviticus 8:23,24
    • Placing in their hands the wave-offering
      Exodus 29:22-24; Leviticus 8:25-27
    • Partaking of the sacrifices of consecration
      Exodus 29:31-33; Leviticus 8:31,32
    • Lasted seven days
      Exodus 29:35-37; Leviticus 8:33

  • Required to remain in the tabernacle seven days after Consecration
    Leviticus 8:33-36

  • No blemished or defective persons could be consecrated
    Leviticus 21:17-23

  • Required to prove their genealogy before they exercised the Office
    Ezra 2:62; Nehemiah 7:64

  • GARMENTS OF
    • The coat or tunic
      Exodus 28:40; 39:27
    • The girdle
      Exodus 28:40
    • The bonnet
      Exodus 28:40; 39:28
    • The linen breeches
      Exodus 28:42; 39:28
    • Worn at consecration
      Exodus 29:9; 40:15
    • Worn always while engaged in the service of the tabernacle
      Exodus 28:43; 39:41
    • Worn by the high priest on the day of atonement
      Leviticus 16:4
    • Purified by sprinkling of blood
      Exodus 29:21
    • Laid up in holy chambers
      Ezekiel 44:19
    • Often provided by the people
      Ezra 2:68,69; Nehemiah 7:70,72

  • Required to wash in the brazen laver before they performed Their services
    Exodus 30:18-21

  • SERVICES OF
    • Keeping the charge of the tabernacle
      Numbers 18:1,5,7
    • Covering the sacred things of the sanctuary before removal
      Numbers 4:5-15
    • Offering sacrifices
      Leviticus 1:1-6:30; 2 Chronicles 29:34; 35:11
    • Lighting and trimming the lamps of the sanctuary
      Exodus 27:20,21; Leviticus 24:3,4
    • Keeping the sacred fire always burning on the altar
      Leviticus 6:12,13
    • Burning incense
      Exodus 20:7,8; Luke 1:9
    • Placing and removing show-bread
      Leviticus 24:5-9
    • Offering first fruits
      Leviticus 23:10,11; Deuteronomy 26:3,4
    • Blessing the people
      Numbers 6:23-27
    • Purifying the unclean
      Leviticus 15:30,31
    • Deciding in cases of jealousy
      Numbers 5:14,15
    • Deciding in cases of leprosy
      Leviticus 13:2-59; 14:34-45
    • Judging in cases of controversy
      Deuteronomy 17:8-13; 21:5
    • Teaching the law
      Deuteronomy 33:8,10; Malachi 2:7
    • Blowing the trumpets on various occasions
      Numbers 10:1-10; Joshua 6:3,4
    • Carrying the ark
      Joshua 3:6,17; 6:12
    • Encouraging the people when they went to war
      Deuteronomy 20:1-4
    • Valuing things devoted
      Leviticus 27:8

  • Were to live by the altar as they had no inheritance
    Deuteronomy 18:1,2; 1 Corinthians 9:13

  • REVENUES OF
    • Tenth of the tithes paid to the Levites
      Numbers 18:26,28; Nehemiah 10:37,38; Hebrews 7:5
    • First-fruits
      Numbers 18:8,12,13; Deuteronomy 18:4
    • Redemption-money of the first-born
      Numbers 3:48,51; 18:15,16
    • First-born of animals or their substitutes
      Numbers 18:17,18; Exodus 13:12,13
    • First of the wool of sheep
      Deuteronomy 18:4
    • Show-bread after its removal
      Leviticus 24:9; 1 Samuel 21:4-6; Matthew 12:4
    • Part of all sacrifices
      Leviticus 7:6-10,31,34; Numbers 6:19,20; 18:8-11; Deuteronomy 18:3
    • All devoted things
      Numbers 18:14
    • All restitutions when the owner could not be found
      Numbers 5:8
    • A fixed portion of the spoil taken in war
      Numbers 31:29,41

  • Thirteen of the Levitical cities given to, for residence
    1 Chronicles 6:57-60; Numbers 35:1-8

  • Might purchase and hold other lands in possession
    1 Kings 2:26; Jeremiah 32:8,9

  • SPECIAL LAWS RESPECTING
    • Not to marry divorced or improper persons
      Leviticus 21:7
    • Not to defile themselves for the dead except the nearest of Kin
      Leviticus 21:1-6
    • Not to drink wine, &c while attending in the tabernacle
      Leviticus 10:9; Ezekiel 44:21
    • Not to defile themselves by eating what died or was torn
      Leviticus 22:8
    • While unclean could not perform any service
      Leviticus 22:1,2; Numbers 19:6,7
    • While unclean could not eat of the holy things
      Leviticus 22:3-7
    • No sojourner or hired servant to eat of their portion
      Leviticus 22:10
    • All bought and home-born servants to eat of their portion
      Leviticus 22:11
    • Children of, married to strangers, not to eat of their Portion
      Leviticus 22:12
    • Restitution to be made to, by persons ignorantly eating of Their holy things
      Leviticus 22:14-16

  • Divided by David into twenty-four courses
    1 Chronicles 24:1-19; 2 Chronicles 8:14; 35:4,5

  • The four courses which returned from Babylon subdivided into 24
    Ezra 2:36-39; Luke 1:5

  • Each course of, had its president or chief
    1 Chronicles 24:6,31; 2 Chronicles 36:14

  • Services of, divided by lot
    Luke 1:9

  • Punishment for invading the office of
    Numbers 16:1-35; 18:7; 2 Chronicles 26:16-21

  • On special occasions persons not of Aaron's family acted as
    Judges 6:24-27; 1 Samuel 7:9; 1 Kings 18:33

  • WERE SOMETIMES
    • Greedy
      1 Samuel 2:13-17
    • Drunken
      Isaiah 28:7
    • Profane and wicked
      1 Samuel 2:22-24
    • Unjust
      Jeremiah 6:13
    • Corrupters of the law
      Isaiah 28:7; Malachi 2:8
    • Slow to sanctify, themselves for God's services
      2 Chronicles 29:34

  • Generally participated in punishment of the people
    Jeremiah 14:18; Lamentations 2:20

  • Made of the lowest of the people by Jeroboam and others
    1 Kings 12:21; 2 Kings 17:32

  • Services of, ineffectual for removing sin
    Hebrews 7:11; 10:11

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • Christ
      Hebrews 10:11,12
    • Saints
      Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:9

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Priests'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ttt/p/priests.html. 1897.

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