Introduction to Exodus Chapter 29

This chapter gives an account of the form and order of the consecration of Aaron and his sons to the priestly office; preparatory to which Moses is ordered to take a young bullock, two rams, bread, cakes, and wafers unleavened, and bring them and Aaron and his sons to the door of the congregation, where the ceremony was to be publicly performed, and which began with washing them, Exodus 29:1 and then proceeded by putting on the priestly garments directed to be made in the preceding chapter, first on Aaron, who also was anointed, Exodus 29:5 and then upon his sons, Exodus 29:8 after which the bullock and the two rams were to be slain, and orders are given what was to be done with their blood, and the several parts of them, as well as with the cakes and wafers, Exodus 29:10 and directions are given to make these wave and heave offerings, Exodus 29:24 and that the garments of Aaron's should be his son's that succeeded him, Exodus 29:29, and that the flesh of the ram of consecration with the bread should be eaten by Aaron and his sons and no other, Exodus 29:31, the altar also where they were to officiate was to be cleansed, sanctified, and an atonement made for it, Exodus 29:36 after which two lambs every day, morning and evening, were to be offered on it in all succeeding generations,

Exodus 29:38, and the chapter is closed with a promise that the Lord would meet with the children of Israel at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and would sanctify the tabernacle, and dwell among them, and be their God, Exodus 29:43.