Offering of the bull and rams (Ex 29:10-29:21)

“You shall bring the bull in front of the tent of meeting.  Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull.  You shall then slaughter the bull before Yahweh at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your fingers, and all the rest of the blood you shall pour out at the base of the altar.  You shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendage of the liver, and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, and burn them into smoke on the altar.  But the flesh of the bull, and its skin, and its dung, you shall burn with fire outside the camp.  It is a sin offering.”

The bull and two rams will be offered up.  First, Aaron and his sons lay their hands on the head of the bull, and then they slaughter the bull before Yahweh at the entrance of the meeting tent.  They put some of the blood on the horns of the altar.  The rest of the blood they pour out at the base of the altar.  Then they take the fat, the liver, and two kidneys and turn them into smoke on the altar.  However, the flesh of the bull, its skin, and its dung, they burn with fire outside the camp as a sin offering.

“Then you shall take one of the rams.  Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. Then you shall slaughter the ram.  You shall take its blood and dash it against all sides of the altar.  Then you shall cut the ram into parts, and wash its entrails and its legs.  Then put them with its parts and its head.  Finally, turn the whole ram into smoke on the altar.  It is a burnt offering to Yahweh. It is a pleasing odor, an offering by fire to Yahweh.”

Aaron and his sons should kill one of the rams, after laying their hands on his head.  They dash its blood against all sides of the altar.  Then cut the ram into parts and wash its entrails and legs.  Then they burn the whole ram into smoke on the altar as a pleasing burnt offering to Yahweh.  So far, we have a sin offering and a burnt offering.

“You shall take the other ram.  Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of this ram.  You shall slaughter this ram.  Then take some of its blood and put it in the lobe of Aaron’s right ear and on the lobes of the right ears of his sons, and on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet.  Dash the rest of the blood against all sides of the altar.  Then you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar, and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and his vestments and on his sons and his sons’ vestments with him.  Then he and his vestments shall be holy, as well as his sons, and his sons’ vestments.”

The second ram gets slaughtered also after the laying on of hands.  However, the blood plays a bigger role as this makes them holy, sacred, or set aside.  Some of its blood goes on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear and on the lobes of the right ears of his sons.  Then the blood goes on their right hand thumbs and their right foot big toes.  The rest of the blood is dashed against all sides of the altar.  Finally the blood and the anointing oil are sprinkled on Aaron and his sons and their vestments, so that they will have holy vestments.

Preparation for the consecration of Aaron and his sons (Ex 29:1-29:3)

“Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them, so that they may serve me as priests. Take one young bull and two rams without blemish, and unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil.  You shall make them of choice wheat flour. You shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket, and bring the bull and the two rams.”

Before the consecration, you need to take an unblemished bull and two rams.  You also need unleavened bread, unleavened cakes, and unleavened wafers of choice wheat flour in one basket.  Then you bring in the bread basket, the bull and the two rams.