The Work of the Priest In the Tabernacle

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The legislation in the Pentateuch assigned numerous duties to the Hebrew priests and Levites. Chief among them were maintaining and transporting the tabernacle (Num. 34) and performing the rituals and liturgies associated with Israelite worship in the sanctuary (Exod. 2829). It is likely that some of these duties were determined by lot and discharged on a rotating basis (cf. 1 Chron. 2324).

Bronze Basin or Laver

The priests were to wash their hands and feet at the laver upon entering the...


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