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Verses of Leviticus 24

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Leviticus 24:8 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(8) Every sabbath he shall set it in order.—That is, Aaron is to carry out these instructions in the first instance, as we are told in Lev. 24:3, and after him, or together with him, the priests are sacredly to attend to this duty every sabbath throughout the year. Of the manner in which the shewbread, or the bread of His Presence,” was renewed every Sabbath during the second Temple, we have a minute account. “Four priests entered the holy place, two of them carried in their hands the two piles of the cakes, and two carried in their hands the two incense cups, four priests having gone in before them, two to take off the two old piles, and two to take off the two incense cups. Those who brought in the new stood at the north side with their faces to the south, and those who took away the old stood at the south side with their faces to the north. As soon as the one party lifted up the old, the others put down the new, so that their hands were exactly over against each other, because it is written, before my Presence continually” (Exo. 25:30). The authorities during the second Temple took the expression “continually” to denote that the cakes were not to be absent for one moment. Hence the simultaneous action of the two sets of priests, one lifting up the old, and the other at once putting down the new shewbread.

Being taken from the children of Israel.—Like the daily sacrifices, the offerings for the congregation, the salt for the sacrifices, the wood for the altar, the incense, the omer (see Lev. 23:10-11), the two wave-loaves (Lev. 23:17), the scapegoat (Lev. 16:5, &c.), the red heifer (Num. 19:1-22), &c., the shewbread, or the “bread of His Presence,” according to the canon that obtained during the second Temple, were purchased with the people’s half-shekels, which every Israelite had to contribute annually toward the maintenance of the service in the sanctuary. (See Exo. 30:11-16.)

Verses of Leviticus 24

8

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 24:8 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 24:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 24:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 24:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 24:8 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 24:8 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 24:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 24:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 24:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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