Friday, October 05, 2007

Lamps and Candlestick Numbers 8

Numbers 8:2 "Speak unto Aaron and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick."

This chapter is a review of previous commandments. It tells again of the Levites being separated for service in the sanctuary under Aaron's direction. Also, that the Levites were taken in place of the firstborn which the Lord had declared has his in Egypt.

The new element introduced is the length of service for the Levites. It was to be from age 25 to the age of 50. After that time, they were to minister 'with their brethren' v26 but 'shall do no service'.

Proverbs 18:1 "Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom"

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