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40 of an embroiderer. And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make ves.

tures and girdles. Thou shalt also make tiaras for them for 41 dignity and glory. And with these thou shalt clothe Aaron

thy brother and his sons with him. And thou shalt anoint them

and fill their hands and consecrate them that they may minis. 42 ter to me in the priest's office. Moreover thou shalt make for

them linen drawers to cover their nakedness. These shall reach 43 from the loins to the thighs, and Aaron and his sons shall wear

them when they come into the tabernacle of the testimony or when they come near to minister at the altar of the sanctuary, that they may not bring sin upon themselves and die. This

shall be a perpetual statute for him and his seed after him. XXIX. Now these are the things which thou shalt do for them.

Thou shalt consecrate them that they may minister to me in 2 the priest's office. For this purpose thou shalt take one young bull of the herd and two rams without blemish and unleaven

ed bread tempered with oil and unleavened cakes anointed 3 with oil. These thou shalt make of fine wheaten flour and put

them in one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the 4 young bull and the two rams. Then thou shalt bring Aaron

and his sons to the doors of the tabernacle of the testimony 5 and wash them with water. Then taking the robes thou shalt

put on Aaron thy brother the robe reaching down to the feet,

and the ephod, and the oracle; and thou shalt fasten for him 6 the oracle to the ephod. Then thou shalt put the mitre on his 7 head and fasten the plate Holiness to the mitre. And thou shalt

take some of the anointing oil and pour it on his head and 8 anoint him. Then thou shalt bring his sons near, and clothe

them with vestures and gird them with girdles and put the 9 tiaras on them. And the office of serving me as priests shall be

theirs for ever. Then thou shalt consecrate the hands of 10 Aaron, and the hands of his sons for this purpose thou shalt

bring the young bull to the doors of the tabernacle of the testimony and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the

head of the young bull before the Lord at the doors of the ta11 bernacle of the testimony. Then thou shalt slay the bull be.

fore the Lord at the doors of the tabernacle of the testimony, 12 and thou shalt take some of the blood of the bull and put it on

the horns of the altar with thy finger; and all the rest of the

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13 blood thou shalt pour out at the base of the altar. And thou

shalt take the whole caul which covereth the belly and the

lobe of the liver and the two kidneys with the suet on them; 14 and lay them on the altar: but the flesh of the bull and the hide

and the excrements thou shalt burn with fire without the camp: 15 for it is a sin offering. Then thou shalt take one ram and

Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram; 16 and thou shalt slay it; and taking the blood thou shalt pour it 17 around the altar. Then thou shalt cut the ram in pieces accord

ing to its members and thou shalt wash the entrails and the feet 18 with water and lay them on the pieces with the head, and thou

shalt carry up this whole ram on the altar for a whole burnt offer19 ing to the Lord, for a sweet savour. It is a burnt offering to the

Lord. Then thou shalt take the other ram, and Aaron and his

sons shall lay their hands on the head of this ram; and thou 20 shalt kill it ; and thou shalt take some of its blood and put it

upon the tip of Aaron's right ear, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the great toe of his right foot; and on the

tip of the right ears of his sons, and on the thumbs of their right 21 hands, and on the great toes of their right feet: and thou shalt

take some of the blood from the altar, and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it upon Aaron and his raiment, and upon his sons and their raiment. So shall he and his raiment be hal.

lowed ; and his sons and their raiment with him. But the blood 22 of this ram thou shalt pour against the altar round about. And

thou shalt take from this ram the fat tail, and the caul which covereth the belly, and the lobe of the liver, and the two kid

neys with the suet on them, and the right shoulder (for this is a 23 consecration offering) and one loaf of oil bread, and one cake

out of the basket of unleavened cakes which were laid before 24 the Lord; and thou shalt lay all these upon the hands of Aaron,

and upon the hands of his sons, and set them apart as a dedi. 25 cation before the Lord. Then thou shalt take them out of their

hands and carry them up, upon the altar of burnt offerings for a

smell of fragrance before the Lord. It is an homage offering to 26 the Lord. And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron's

consecration and set it apart as a dedication before the Lord, 27 and thou shalt have it for a portion. And thou shalt hallow this

breast dedication and the shoulder dedication which was set apart and taken from the ram of consecration on account of 28 Aaron and his sons; and they shall belong to Aaron and his

sons by an everlasting statute from the Israelites. For this is a dedication and it shall be a portion taken from the Israelites, from the burnt offerings of thanksgiving of the children of Is

raela portion set apart for the Lord. 29 Now the sanctuary robes which are appropriate to Aaron

shall be for his sons after him to be anointed in them and to 30 consecrate their hands. The priest--that one of his sons who

is to succeed him and come into the tabernacle of the tes.

timony to minister in the Holies shall put them on seven days. 31 And thou shalt take the flesh of the ram of consecration 32 and boil this flesh in a holy place; and Aaron and his sons

shall eat the flesh of this ram and the bread which is in the bas33 ket. At the doors of the tabernacle of the testimony they shall

eat those meats, with which they were hallowed to consecrate 34 their hands with them, to hallow themselves. None of another

family shall eat of them, for they are holy. And if any of the flesh of the consecration sacrifice or of the bread be left till the morning, thou shalt burn what remaineth with fire. It shall

not be eaten; for it is a dedication. 35 Having done thus for Aaron and his sons according to all 36 that I have commanded thee, and consecrated their hands seven

days, thou shalt offer on the day of the purification a young

bull for a sin offering, and thou shalt purify the altar, when thou 37 consecratest upon it, and anoint it so as to hallow it. Seven

days thou shalt purify the altar and hallow it, so shall the altar 38 be most holy. Whoever toucheth it shall be hallowed. Now

these are what thou shalt offer on the altar-two yearling

lambs without blemish every day on the altar continually, an 39 offering of homage without intermission; the one lamb thou 40 shalt offer in the morning with a tenth of fine flour tempered

with a quarter of a hin of expressed oil; and for a libation a 41 quarter of a hin of wine for the first lamb: and the other

lamb thou shalt offer in the evening with the same cake offer. 42 ing and the same libation as in the morning. For a smell of

fragrance as an offering of homage to the Lord thou shalt offer this continual sacrifice throughout your generations, at the doors of the tabernacle of the testimony before the Lord in

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the places where I shall make myself known to thee so as to 43 speak to thee. And there I will issue orders to the children of 44 Israel and be hallowed by my glory. And I will hallow the ta

bernacle of the testimony and the altar; and I will hallow

Aaron and his sons to minister to me in the priest's office; 45 and I will be invoked by the children of Israel and will be 46 their God. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God

who brought them out of Egypt to be invoked by them and

to be their God. XXX. Thou shalt also make an Altar to burn incense thereon. 2 Of incorruptible wood thou shalt make it a cubit long and a

cubit broad. It shall be square and the height shall be two 3 cubits. The horns shall be a component part of it. And thou

shalt overlay with pure gold its grate and its sides round about

and the horns thereof. And thou shall make for it a wreathed 4 border of gold round about. And thou shalt make two rings

of pure gold under its wreathed border for the two corners.

Thou shalt make them on the two sides and there shall be 5 clasps for the staves with which it is to be carried. And thou

shalt make staves of incorruptible wood and overlay them with 6 gold. And thou shalt place this before the veil, which is over

the ark of the testimonies, from which I will make myself 7 known to thee. And Aaron shall burn thereon every morning

compound incense beaten fine. When he replenisheth the 8 lamps he shall burn incense thereon. And when Aaron light

eth the lamps in the evening he shall burn incense thereon

every day continually before the Lord throughout their gene9 rations. And upon it thou shalt not offer any other incense offer

ing, homage offering, nor cake offering; nor shalt thou pour 10 a libation thereon. But Aaron shall make an atonement on

it-on the horns thereof, once a year. With the blood of the
purifying sacrifice he shall purify it throughout their genera-

tions. It is a Holy of Holies to the Lord.
11 Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses saying, When thou
12 takest an account of the children of Israel, on being reviewed

they shall give every man a ransom for his life to the Lord,

so there shall be no destruction among them by the review 13 made of them. And this is what every one who passeth rc

view shall give, the half of a didrachm, which is according to

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the holy didrachm, twenty oboli making a didrachm. And this 14 half of a didrachm shall be an offering to the Lord. Every one

who passeth the review from twenty years old and upwards 15 shall give this offering to the Lord. He who is rich shall add

nothing to it, and he who is poor shall deduct nothing from the

half of a didrachm when you give this offering to the Lord to 16 make atonement for your lives. And thou shalt take the money

of this offering from the children of Israel and apply it to the service of the tabernacle of the testimony. And it shall be a

memorial before the Lord to make atonement for your lives. 17 Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses saying, Make a laver

of brass with its base of brass for the purpose of washing. 18 And thou shalt place it between the tabernacle of the testi19 mony and the altar, and thou shalt pour water into it. And

out of it Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their 20 feet with water. When they go into the tabernacle of the testi

mony, they shall wash with water. That they may escape death, when they go to the altar to minister as priests and to carry up

the whole burnt offerings to the Lord they shall wash their 21 hands and their feet with water; and when they go into the

tabernacle of the testimony they shall wash with water that they may not die: and this shall be to them a perpetual ordi

nance-to him and his posterity after him. 22 Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses saying, Thou thyself 23 shalt take spices—the flower of choice myrrh five hundred · shekels: and sweet scented cinnamon half as much-two hun24 dred and fifty shekels; and sweet scented calamus two hun.

dred and fifty shekels; and of iris five hundred shekels, sanc25 tuary weight; and olive oil a hin; and of these thou shalt

make an holy ointment, an odoriferous perfume, compounded 26 by the art of an apothecary. It shall be a holy anointing oil · and with it thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the testimony 27 and the ark of the tabernacle of the testimony and all the uten28 sils thereof, and the candlestick and all the utensils belonging

to it; and the altar of incense; and the altar of whole burnt

offerings and all its utensils; and the table and all its utensils 29 and the laver. And thou shalt hallow them, and they shall be 30 holy of holies. Every one who toucheth them shall be hallow

ed. And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons and hallow

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