Leviticus 24:9 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)
(9) And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.—In accordance with this statute, the twelve cakes were divided during the second Temple between the high priest and the officiating priests, the former had six, and the latter had six, among them.
They shall eat it in the holy place.—Of the many things connected with the national service which became the perquisites of the priests, there were eight only which had to be consumed within the precincts of the sanctuary, and the shewbread is one of the eight, viz., (1) the remnant of the meat offering (Lev. 2:3; Lev. 2:10); (2) the flesh of the sin offering (Lev. 6:26); (3) of the trespass offering (Lev. 7:6); (4) the leper’s log of oil (Lev. 14:10); (5) the remainder of the omer (Lev. 23:10-11); (6) the peace offering of the congregation; (7) the two loaves (Lev. 13:19-20); and (8) the shewbread.
Of the offerings of the Lord made by fire.—That is, the former part of the offering, as the frankincense, which was the other part, was burnt as an offering to God.
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Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)
Charles John Ellicott (1819 - 1905) was a distinguished English Christian theologian, academic and churchman. He briefly served as Dean of Exeter, then Bishop of the united see of Gloucester and Bristol.
His works include:
- An Old Testament Commentary for English Readers, 1897. (Editor)
- A New Testament Commentary for English Readers, 1878.