When considered, as we will do today, the verses here are highly confusing and hard to grasp. And so, to start us out, I’ll give an example for us to think about. It is somewhat analogous to what we will look at.
For the past ten or fifteen years, it has become common for news articles, videos, and discussion boards to claim that the main Jewish religious figures in Israel have finally found the perfect red heifer for once again conducting the temple rites in Jerusalem. It is claimed that without this, temple worship can’t begin again.… Read the rest
Numbers 18:20-32 The Levitical Priesthood, Part II
The thirteen verses we will look over today mention a tithe five times. That’s as many as have been seen in all of Genesis through Leviticus so far. The first two in Genesis predate the law and are not considered in what we will look at today, except in our final analysis of the subject.… Read the rest
The term “Levitical priesthood” is only actually found in the New Testament, in Hebrews 7. However, it is used to describe the priesthood of Israel because all of the priesthood, and those who served under it, whether priest or not, were Levites.
In Chapter 18 of Numbers, there is quite a bit of repetition from Exodus, Leviticus, and what has already been said in Numbers.… Read the rest
There are certain things in Scripture which are taken as an axiom. One of them is creation. In Hebrews 11, the author actually speaks about creation, and he takes the whole sh’bang of the Genesis account at face value. Things seen were not created from things visible.… Read the rest