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Leviticus 16:27 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(27) And the bullock.—That is, the bodies of the sin offerings for the priests and the people (see Lev. 16:5-6; Lev. 16:9; Lev. 16:11), whose blood the high priest carried into the Holy of Holies. (See Lev. 16:14-15, with Lev. 4:11-12.)

Shall one carry forth.—Better shall be carried forth. During the second Temple four men carried the carcases upon two poles to the place set aside outside Jerusalem for burning. (See Lev. 4:11.) Hence the ancient Palestinian Targum translates it, “they shall be carried out on poles by the hands of the younger priests.” As has already been remarked, the priest performed this part of the service immediately after the goat was dispatched by the messenger to the wilderness. Whilst the victims were being burned outside the camp the high priest read in the women’s court the appointed lessons for the Day of Atonement (viz., Lev. 23:26; Num. 29:7-11) in the presence of the congregation, who were all standing, and at the conclusion of the reading pronounced the eight benedictions (1) on the Divine Law, (2) on the public service, (3) on confession, (4) forgiveness of sins, (5) on Jerusalem, (6) on the Temple, (7) on Israel, and (8) on the priesthood.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 16:27 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 16:27 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 16:27 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 16:27 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 16:27 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Leviticus 16:27 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 16:27 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)