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::Leviticus - General::

Year by year continuously, the Israelites kept up their attempt to gain divine favor by obedience to the terms of their Law covenant. And year by year they failed afresh, until Jesus came. The great lessons taught by Israel's experiences were: (1) That all are sinners; (2) That no sinner can justify himself; (3) That an atonement for sin is necessary before divine favor can be fully attained for all mankind; and (4) That since the penalty is death, only by a sacrificial death can sinners be released from the death penalty. If the Jewish Law gave a hint that a sacrificial death would be necessary for the cancellation of human sin it also gave a hint that the death of bulls and of goats was not sufficient. SM71, SM72:2

Those sacrifices which do not belong to the class we denominate the "Day of Atonement sacrifices" illustrated offerings and sacrifices which belong to the Millennial age. As in the type, the Day of Atonement sacrifices preceded all others and were a basis for the general forgiveness and acceptance with God of all Israel, but were followed by other sacrifices by individuals after that day, termed "sin- offerings"... "trespass-offerings," "peace offerings," etc., so it will be in the antitype. After the sacrifices of this Gospel age have brought "the people," the world, into a justified condition there will still be sins and trespasses committed which will require confession and reconciliation, making these after-sacrifices necessary. T93, T94

::Lev. 1:1::

And spake unto him -- Moses thus attributes the origin of the Mosaic Law to God, not to himself. A53

::Lev. 1:2::

If any man of you -- Typifying mankind in the Millennial age. T96

Bring an offering -- An individual offering following the general offering of the great Day of Atonement. T93

::Lev. 1:3::

Burnt sacrifice -- The value of Christ's work in the Father's estimation. R84:1*

Without blemish -- Only the sacrifices of those justified are acceptable to God. R1186:6, R1585:4

A sacrifice of things to which we have a right by Christ. R1187:1

Voluntary will -- The sacrifice must be of the free will and desire of the offerer. T96

There was peace between God and the sacrificer, so that the offering was not made for his own sins. R4389:3

::Lev. 1:4::

Shall be accepted -- A burnt-offering shows divine acceptance. R4389:3

::Lev. 1:5::

Kill the bullock -- By the close of the Millennium there will be no longer any poor in the sense of inability to offer a "bullock"--mental, moral and physical perfection. T96

Bullocks represent our Lord Jesus. R4389:3

::Lev. 1:7::

Upon the altar -- The same altar used by the priests in the Atonement Day sacrifices, showing that the offerings of the world during the Millennial age will be acceptable because of the sacrifices offered during the Gospel age. T97

::Lev. 1:9::

A sweet savour -- Typifying a thankful prayer to Jehovah and acknowledgment of his wisdom, mercy and love as manifested in the broken body of Christ, their ransom. T97

::Lev. 1:10::

The goats -- Goats represent the Church, the under-priesthood. R4389:3

::Lev. 1:13::

Bring It all -- The offering was made to God and accepted by God as a whole. R4389:3

::Lev. 1:14::

Be of fowls -- Representing the morally poor and degraded. T95

::Lev. 2:1::

And when any -- Typifying the world of mankind in the Millennial age. T98

A meat offering -- "My meat is to do the will of him that sent me." (John 4:34) R84:1* Setting forth Christ's perfect human character and conduct. R84:1* Probably representing offerings of praise and worship. T98

Fine flour -- There was no roughness or unevenness in Jesus' character. R84:2*

Frankincense -- Representing praise, heart adoration. R3703:4

The word is derived from a verb, "to be or make white" and is so used in (Psa. 51:7) and (Isa. 1:18). R84:5* Tells of the relationship between the bridegroom and the bride. (Song of Sol. 3:4, 4:6, 14) R84:5*

::Lev. 2:2::

His handful -- As a sample. T98

Unto the LORD -- To show that it was approved by Jehovah. T99

::Lev. 2:3::

Shall be Aaron's -- Showing that the praise and worship will be offered to Jehovah through Christ. T98

::Lev. 2:4::

Baken in the oven -- The perfect man in his hot distress. R84:2*

Anointed with oil -- God anointed Jesus with the holy Spirit. (Acts 10:38) R84:4*

::Lev. 2:5::

Mingled with oil -- Jesus the seed of the woman, but not of Joseph. R84:3*

::Lev. 2:11::

With leaven -- Symbol of corruption, error, sin. T98; F464; R84:5*

Honey -- Whatever is sweet to nature must be disowned. R84:5*

::Lev. 2:13::

With salt -- Symbol of fidelity, loyalty and incorruption. R508:5* Symbol of an everlasting covenant. R84:6* "Ye are the salt of the earth." (Matt. 5:13) R2099:2

::Lev. 3:1::

A sacrifice -- The offering of any of the world of mankind during the Millennial age. T93, T98

Of peace offering -- Representing a covenant of entire consecration. T98

Represents the willingness of the individual who sacrifices; showing that there was peace between God and the sacrificer, so that the offering was not for his own sin. R4389:3

::Lev. 3:3::

And he -- The offerer. T98

Shall offer -- With his own hands. T98

The fat -- Symbol of loving zeal. T57

::Lev. 3:4::

The two kidneys -- Representing the best powers of the offerer. T45

::Lev. 3:5::

On the altar -- The same altar used by the priests in the Atonement Day sacrifices, showing that the offering of the world during the Millennial age will be acceptable because of the sacrifices offered during the Gospel age. T97

::Lev. 4:3::

Unto the LORD -- The price was paid to Jehovah, not to Satan. E449

Not paid as a price, but merely laid in the hands of divine justice as a deposit. Eii

::Lev. 4:7::

Upon the horns -- Horns are symbols of power. T42

Altar of sweet Incense -- The golden altar, type of The Christ. T120

Altar of the burnt offering -- Representing Christ's ransom sacrifice. T22

::Lev. 4:8::

All the fat -- Symbol of loving zeal. T57

::Lev. 4:9::

The two kidneys -- Representing the best powers of the offerer. T45

::Lev. 4:27::

And if any one -- Nephesh, soul, sentient being. E334

::Lev. 4:35::

Unto the LORD -- Jehovah, to whom the price was paid. E449

Not paid as a price, but merely laid in the hands of divine justice as a deposit. Eii

And the priest -- Typifying Christ. E449

::Lev. 5:2::

Or if a soul -- Being, person. R205:1

::Lev. 5:4::

Or if a soul -- Being, person. R205:1

::Lev. 5:11::

Frankincense -- Representing praise. R3703:4

::Lev. 5:12::

And the priest -- Typifying Christ. E449

Unto the LORD -- Unto Jehovah, to whom the price was paid. E449

Not paid as a price, but merely laid in the hands of divine justice as a deposit. Eii

::Lev. 5:15::

If a soul -- Being, person. R205:2

Typifying any of the world of mankind during the Millennial age. T99

::Lev. 5:16::

Fifth part thereto -- Twenty percent interest. T99

Unto the priest -- Representing that during the Millennial age the acknowledgement of wrong doing will be made through the Redeemer. T99, T100

::Lev. 6:2::

If a soul -- Typifying any of the world of mankind during the Millennial age. T99

::Lev. 6:5::

Fifth part more -- Restoration of the principal, with 20% added. T99

Showing retributive justice. R722:6, R2613:5

Showing that the heart has been touched and wishes to stand right with God and man. R747:6

::Lev. 6:6::

Trespass offering -- Type of repentance, recognition of imperfection and restitution for wrongs committed. T99

::Lev. 6:7::

Make an atonement -- An illustration of the arrangement in the age to come--the people will come to The Christ, Head and Body. CR486:1

::Lev. 6:9::

Fire of the altar -- Begun on the Day of Atonement, representing the sacrifices of the Gospel age. T97

::Lev. 6:13::

Never go out -- Typifying that the altar was already sanctified because of God's acceptance of the Atonement Day sacrifices. T97

Consecration is complete and continuous. R101:1*

::Lev. 6:14::

The meat offering -- Probably offerings of praise and worship. T98

Before the LORD -- To show that it is approved by Jehovah. T99

::Lev. 6:15::

Frankincense -- Representing praise, heart adoration, gratitude. R3703:5

::Lev. 6:16::

In the court -- Showing that "holy place" can refer to the court. R178:3*

They shall eat it -- Showing that the world's praise and worship will be offered to Jehovah through The Christ. T98

::Lev. 6:17::

With leaven -- Symbol of corruption, error, sin. T98: F464

::Lev. 6:27::

In the holy place -- In the Court. T13

::Lev. 6:29::

All the males -- He gave indeed male apostles, male prophets, male evangelists and male pastors and teachers. (Eph. 4:11) T102

"I suffer not a woman to teach." (1 Tim. 2:12) T102

::Lev. 6:30::

No sin offering -- The offerings of the Atonement Day were always burned, but the later trespass offerings after the Day of Atonement were not burned. T100

::Lev. 7:1::

Trespass offering -- By the world of mankind in the Millennial age; typifying repentance, recognition of imperfection and restitution of wrongs. T99

::Lev. 7:5::

Shall burn them -- A portion of the offering. T99

Upon the altar -- The same altar used by the priests in the Atonement Day sacrifices, showing that the offerings of the world during the millennial age will be acceptable because of the sacrifices offered during the Gospel age. T97

Unto the LORD -- As a recognition that the whole plan of redemption as executed during the Gospel age was the Heavenly Father's. T99

::Lev. 7:6::

Shall eat thereof -- Typifying acceptance by the Royal Priesthood during the Millennial age of the gifts and consecrations of wrong-doers and their forgiveness. "Whose soever sins ye remit they are remitted unto them, and whose soever sins ye retain, to them they are retained." (John 20:23) Even now, when we see the conditions fulfilled, we may say, "Thy sins be forgiven thee." (Mark 2:5,9) T100

::Lev. 7:9::

The meat offering -- Representing offerings of praise and worship by mankind during the Millennial age. T98

Be the priest's -- Showing that the praise and worship will be offered to Jehovah through The Christ. T98

::Lev. 7:11::

Of peace offerings -- Representing vows of consecration to the Lord made by the world of mankind during the Millennial age. T98

::Lev. 7:12::

Unleavened cakes -- Representing the offerer's faith in Christ's character, which he will copy. T98

::Lev. 7:13::

Leavened bread -- Indicating his acknowledgment of his own imperfection at the time of consecration, leaven being a type of sin. T98

::Lev. 7:15::

Shall be eaten -- By the offerer; showing that in the Millennium all must eat or fulfill a covenant of consecration to God or be cut off in the Second Death. T98

::Lev. 7:16::

Be a vow -- Consecration, as the result of a vow. T98

::Lev. 7:21::

Shall be cut off -- In death, typifying the Second Death. T98

::Lev. 7:29::

Peace offerings -- Typifying covenants of consecration to the Lord made by the world of mankind during the Millennial age. T98

::Lev. 7:30::

His own hands -- The consecration must be a personal matter. T98

For a wave offering -- Representing that consecration is not for a moment, or a day, or a year, but forever. T45

::Lev. 7:31::

Shall burn the fat -- Symbol of loving zeal. T57

Upon the altar -- The same altar used by the priests in the Atonement Day sacrifices, showing that the offerings of the world during the Millennial age will be acceptable because of the sacrifices offered during the Gospel age. T97

Shall be Aaron's -- Showing that the consecration will be offered to Jehovah through The Christ. T98

::Lev. 8:2::

Take Aaron -- Type of the man Christ Jesus as a New Creature. T41

The Aaronic priesthood pictures the sufferings of Christ. R4759:3

And his sons -- Type of the Church in the flesh, New Creatures. T39

And the anointing oil -- Type of the holy Spirit. T29

And a bullock -- Representing the earthly nature of Jesus and the Church, his Body. T41

And two rams -- The ram for the burnt offering to show how God receives our sacrifice, and the ram of consecration to show what effect the sacrifice will have upon us. T45

Unleavened bread -- Representing the actual purity of Jesus as a man and the imputed purity of the Church. T46

::Lev. 8:6::

And washed them -- To represent the purity of Jesus, our High Priest, "who knew no sin." (2 Cor. 5:21) T29

::Lev. 8:7::

The coat -- Of linen, representing Christ's righteousness. T29

With the girdle -- Representing servitude. T30

With the robe -- Of blue, representing Christ's faithfulness. T30

And put the ephod -- Typifying the Abrahamic and New covenants. T30

The curious girdle -- Representing a servant, "Messenger." T33

Of the ephod -- Covenant; hence the girdle of the ephod speaks of "The Messenger of the Covenant." (Mal. 3:1) T33

::Lev. 8:8::

The breastplate -- Representing the Law. T34

::Lev. 8:9::

The holy crown -- Representing the power to rule. B83

::Lev. 8:11::

The laver -- Aaron had to be washed in order fitly to represent the purity of Jesus. T29

Symbolizing a cleansing of the flesh. Putting away all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. R3054:1, R1543:6, R5959:5

::Lev. 8:12::

The anointing oil -- Typifying the holy Spirit of adoption. T29

A peace-producing and light-giving influence. SM606:3

The Lord Jesus, Head of the anointed Body, received the anointing at his baptism. SM598:3

His followers are anointed for the priestly service of sacrificing now. SM606:3, SM601:T And for the glorious service of the future as kings with our Lord. SM606:3, SM605:1

The same oil was used for the anointing of kings. SM601:T

Upon Aaron's head -- Only the High Priest was anointed. Only those who are in Christ partake of his anointing. T37

::Lev. 8:13::

Brought Aaron's sons -- Not his daughters; women were debarred from the priesthood, from public ministry. F265

Put coats upon them -- Linen garments representing the righteousness of Jesus imputed to us. T36

With girdles -- Representing us as servants of righteousness. T36

Bonnets upon them -- Upon the under-priests representing that Christ is our Head. T36; R135:1, R270:6

::Lev. 8:14::

Laid their hands -- Thus saying, this sacrifice represents us. T41

::Lev. 8:15::

And he -- Moses, representing the Law. T41

Slew it -- To meet the demands of the Law against Israel, typical of the world of mankind in general. T41

Took the blood -- Representing the life given. T42

Upon the horns -- Horns are the symbol of power. T42

Of the altar -- Representing the finger of the Lord as pointing out that the altar of earthly sacrifices is acceptable to God by reason of the shed blood, and that all who realize the power of the altar must first recognize the blood which sanctifies it. T42

Bottom of the altar -- Upon the ground, to represent that through the blood of the sacrifice even the earth was purchased back from the curse. T42

::Lev. 8:16::

He took all the fat -- Symbol of loving zeal. T57

The two kidneys -- Representing our best powers. T45

Burned it -- Representing steady, continuous submission to the fiery ordeal of suffering. T71

Upon the altar -- Showing that God accepts the heart devotion which prompts the sacrifice. T42

::Lev. 8:17::

And his dung -- We are the filth and offscourings of the earth. T62

He burnt with fire -- Representing the destruction to which mankind was doomed. T42

Without the camp -- As a vile thing in the eyes of the world. T42

"Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach." (Heb. 13:13) T62

::Lev. 8:18::

Brought the ram -- The one to show how God receives our sacrifice. T45

Aaron and his sons -- Representing the new spiritual nature of Christ and his Church while still in the flesh. T41

Laid their hands -- Indicating that it represented them. T42

::Lev. 8:19::

And he -- Moses, representing the Law. T41

::Lev. 8:20::

Burnt the head -- Representing the Lord Jesus, who was first laid on the altar of sacrifice. T45

And the pieces -- Representing the members of Christ's Body. T45

And the fat -- Symbol of loving zeal. T57

::Lev. 8:21::

Washed the inwards -- Representing the washing of water through the Word. T45

Burnt the whole ram -- Representing the steady submission to fiery trials. T71

For a sweet savour -- Showing how God accepts the sacrifice. T45

::Lev. 8:22::

The other ram -- To show the effect the sacrifice has on us. T45

Aaron and his sons -- Representing the new nature of Christ. T41

Laid their hands -- Indicating that it represented them. T42

::Lev. 8:23::

And he -- Moses, representing the Law. T41

Took of the blood -- Representing the consecrated life. T45

Of Aaron's right ear -- By consecration we get the hearing of faith. T45

Of his right hand -- Our consecration impels us to do with our might what our hands find to do. T45

Of his right foot -- We walk not as other Gentiles, but walk in newness of life, walk by faith, walk in the Spirit, walk in the light, and walk in Christ. T45

::Lev. 8:24::

Aaron's sons -- Showing that our consecration is an individual work. T45

::Lev. 8:25::

And he took the fat -- Symbol of loving zeal. T57

The two kidneys -- Representing our best powers. T45

::Lev. 8:26::

He -- Moses, representing the Law. T46

One unleavened cake -- Representing the actual purity of Jesus as a man proclaiming that the righteousness of the Law is fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit; justification. (Rom. 8:4) T46

Cake of oiled bread -- Representing the indwelling spirit of God--sanctification. T46

::Lev. 8:27::

For a wave offering -- Typifying that a consecrated offering is not given for a limited time, but is offered continually, never ceasing until we have finished our course. T45

::Lev. 8:28::

Off their hands -- They did not lay them down, and so we may not cease to offer all our powers in God's service until they are all consumed. T46

::Lev. 8:30::

The anointing oil -- Typifying the holy Spirit of adoption. T29

And of the blood -- Representing the precious blood of our Redeemer. T46

And sprinkled it -- Showing that we are accepted in the Beloved only. T46

::Lev. 8:31::

Boil the flesh -- Preparatory to eating; this is not a type. T47

::Lev. 8:32::

Burn with fire -- Showing that we are to be completely and entirely consumed; none of our time and power wasted. T47

::Lev. 8:33::

Seven days -- We are consecrated to God's service for all our time. T47

::Lev. 9:1::

Came to pass -- The 9th chapter relates to the consecration of the priests; to be repeated in the case of every priest who attained to the office of High Priest. R5391:2

::Lev. 9:2::

Said unto Aaron -- Representing Jesus, our High Priest. E449; T79, T80

This offering was in connection with the consecration of the priest, showing how the bullock and the goat must die. Q26:1

A young calf -- A young bullock, representing the humanity of Jesus, our Redeemer. T51, T79, T80

For a sin offering -- "Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin." (Isa. 53:10) T52

Before the LORD -- Before Jehovah, to whom the price was paid. E449

Not paid as a price, but merely laid in the hands of divine justice as a deposit. Eii

::Lev. 9:7::

For thyself -- The sons of Aaron considered as the members, or body, of the High Priest. Q551:3

Those to be called to be members of the Body of Christ required it. T79

And for the people -- Representing the world of mankind. T79; R5777:1

Atonement for them -- Showing that the Church's share in the atonement could have been dispensed with entirely. T79

::Lev. 9:8::

And slew the calf -- The young bullock, representing Jesus at the age of thirty years. T51, T79, T80

Was for himself -- Was instead of, or a substitute for, himself. T80

::Lev. 9:9::

Sons of Aaron -- All who will be priests will recognize the value of the blood of Jesus. R96:2

In the blood -- Representing the life given. T42

Upon the horns -- Horns are symbols of power. T42

Of the altar -- Those who realize the power of the altar must first recognize the blood which sanctifies it. T42

Typical of the power of the altar, attained only by blood. R96:1

Bottom of the altar -- Upon the qround, showing that through the blood of the sacrifice even the earth was purchased back from the curse. T42

::Lev. 9:10::

But the fat -- Symbol of Christ's loving zeal. T57

And the kidneys -- Representing our best powers. T45 The inward and outward affections of Jesus not condemned in man and not part of the ransom. R96:2

Caul -- Representing bitter experience connected with sacrifice. R96:2

He burnt -- Representing his steady, continuous submission to the fiery ordeal of suffering. T71

Upon the altar -- Showing that God accepted the heart devotion which prompted his sacrifice. T42

::Lev. 9:11::

He burnt with fire -- Representing the destruction to which mankind was doomed. T42

Without the camp -- As a vile thing in the eyes of the world. T42

"Let us go therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach." (Heb. 13:13) T62

A two-fold life; in the world but not of it. Q687:6

::Lev. 9:12::

The burnt offering -- Showing how God received the sacrifice. T45

::Lev. 9:13::

The pieces thereof -- Representing the members of Christ's Body. T45

And the head -- Representing Jesus. T81

Burnt them upon the altar -- Thus, as the members of his Body have one by one been laid to the Head, the offering of Jesus has been burning throughout this Gospel age, giving evidence to all the justified of God's acceptance of him, and the acceptance of all the members of his Body. T81

::Lev. 9:14::

Wash the inwards -- Representing the washing of water by the Word. T45

::Lev. 9:15::

And took the goat -- The Lord's goat, the scapegoat being omitted from this picture. T81

For the people -- Not for the priests and Levites, like the sacrifice of the bullock. T81

Slew It -- Indicating that the sacrifice of Christ and his followers was necessary to attain the kingly priesthood. OV106:3

::Lev. 9:18::

Of peace offerings -- Representing the vows, obligations and covenants assumed by the Christ company, based upon acceptance of the sin-offering. T81

Was for the people -- Foreshadowing the blessing of the world in the Times of Restitution. T82

::Lev. 9:21::

For a wave offering -- Representing that consecration is not for a moment, or a day, or a year, but forever. T45

::Lev. 9:22::

And blessed them -- Picturing the blessings of all who will become true Israelites during the Messianic reign. PD36/47

Also the blessings, more or less pronounced, which during the Gospel age flow from the Royal Priesthood to their neighbors. T82; R96:6

::Lev. 9:23::

And Moses -- Representing the Law. T83; Q5:2; R96:5

The Mediator. R4504:5

And Aaron -- The complete Priest (Head and Body). T82; Q5:2

Went -- When the Church leaves the world, law and order leave also, producing anarchy and confusion. R96:6

Into the tabernacle -- When all the sacrifices are ended-- the close of the Gospel age. R96:4

Into God's presence; showing that the Law is fully satisfied and its righteousness vindicated in the sacrifice of Christ and also that those under the Law were typically justified. T83

Representing the change to a new nature. SM144:1

Here the Aaronic priesthood ends and the Melchizedek priesthood begins. R96:4

And came out -- Representing the second advent of Christ. T83

Showing the return of law and order at the close of the day of wrath. R96:6

Blessed the people -- Picturing the blessing of all the families of the earth during the Millennial age. T83

After the Church has been glorified. Q167:1

By the Melchizedek priest. SM144:1

And the glory -- "The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together." (Isa. 40:5) T83

Appeared -- "When Christ who is our life shall appear, then shall we also appear with him in glory." (Col. 3:4) T85

Unto all the people -- "Unto those that look for him shall he appear the second time, not as a sin offering, but unto salvation." (Heb. 9:28) T84

::Lev. 9:24::

There came a fire -- Showing God's acceptance of the sacrifice of the great Day of Atonement. T89

All the people -- Representing the whole world, living and dead, under condemnation. T90

Saw -- Showing that the world during the Millennial age will realize the value of Christ's sacrifice as the price of their release from death. T89

Fell on their faces -- Picturing the coming worship of Jehovah and The Christ. T89, PD36/47

The work of Christ during the thousand years will be to uplift mankind, giving them the benefit of the Atonement sacrifice. R5656:1

::Lev. 10:1::

And Nadab -- Meaning "self-acting," typifying the class that goes into Second Death because of self will. R4031.2

And Abihu -- Meaning "Son of God," typifying the Great Company. R4031:2

Possibly the Second Death. Q300:5, Q301:1

The sons of Aaron -- Both being probably intoxicated at the time. R4031:4

Put incense thereon -- The true incense represents the perfections of the Lord Jesus. R3055:4

Offered strange fire -- Strange incense the Lord does not authorize or approve. R1837:1

Typifying that a continued offering of error would imply that we would ultimately fail to reach the glorious priesthood. R4031:5

Commanded them not -- "Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins." (Psa. 19:13) R1836:6

::Lev. 10:2::

There went out fire -- Probably a lightning stroke. R1837:1

And devoured them -- Representing their cutting off from the priesthood. T40

And they died -- This does not mean that they were consigned to eternal torment. R3056:2

::Lev. 10:3::

And Aaron -- Typifying Christ, the High Priest of our profession. R1836:6

::Lev. 10:6::

Neither rend your clothes -- Showing that the Royal Priesthood are not to lament over those who fail to make their calling and election sure. T40; Q498:7, Q499:2; R3760:6

The burning -- The death. R1837:2

::Lev. 10:7::

Shall not go out -- To follow after and lament the dead ones. R1837:4

Of the tabernacle -- The place of communion with God. R1837:4

The anointing oil -- Representing the holy Spirit. T38

Is upon you -- You are consecrated to full submission and obedience to the will of God. R1837:4

Did according -- All who are loyal to God will approve his righteous judgments. R1837:4

::Lev. 10:9::

Do not drink wine -- Indicating that the death of Nadab and Abihu was due to the fact that their offering was made while they were intoxicated. R3054:3

Nor strong drink -- We are not to approach the Lord while intoxicated with the spirit of the world or Babylon. R3055:4

Statistics show that 72% of all criminals were made so by strong drink. R3055:1

::Lev. 10:12::

Without leaven -- Symbol of corruption, error, sin. T98; F464

::Lev. 11:10::

Of any living thing -- Nephesh, soul, sentient being, as of man. E335

::Lev. 11:46::

Living creature -- Nephesh, soul, sentient being, as of man. E334

::Lev. 13:2::

When a man -- Typifying any man in the Millennial age. R2722:2

Plague of leprosy -- Representing sin and its loathsome, contagious and consuming character. R2722:1

Aaron the priest -- Typifying Christ Jesus. R2722:2

His sons the priests -- Typifying the Royal Priesthood, the faithful underpriests. R2722:2

::Lev. 13:3::

A plague of leprosy -- Under the Mosaic Law leprosy seems to be indicated as a special type of sin. HG721:2

::Lev. 14:3::

In the leper -- Typifying a cleansed sinner in the Millennial age. R2722:2

::Lev. 14:4::

And cedar wood -- Representing everlasting human life. T109

And scarlet -- Representing the blood of the ransom. T34, T109

And hyssop -- Representing purging, cleansing. T109

::Lev. 14:12::

A trespass offering -- Typifying Millennial age repentance, recognition of imperfection and restitution for wrongs. T99

For a wave offering -- Showing that the vows to the Lord are not for a moment, or a day or a year, but forever. T45

::Lev. 14:13::

In the holy place -- In the court. T13

::Lev. 14:14::

Of the right ear -- Representing the hearing of faith. T45

Of his right hand -- Representing joyful, zealous service. T45

Of his right foot -- Representing walking with God. T45

::Lev. 16:2::

Aaron thy brother -- Representing The Christ, Head and Body. T51

Into the holy -- The Most Holy. T58, T13

Within the veil -- Symbol of the death of the human body. T21, T22

The mercy seat -- Which, with its cherubim and glory-light, represented Jehovah. T124

Upon the ark -- Type of The Christ. T121

That he die not -- Had our Lord failed at any point in his sacrificial work it would have meant his own destruction. "He was heard in that he feared." (Heb. 5:7) R1806:4

::Lev. 16:3::

A young bullock -- Representing the perfect man, Christ Jesus, at the age of thirty years. T51; PD36/47

For a sin offering -- "Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin." (Isa. 53:10) T52; Q696:3

A burnt offering -- To show how God received the sacrifice. T45

::Lev. 16:4::

The holy linen coat -- Representing the righteousness of the saints; an earnest of the glorious robe to follow. T55

Aaron clothed in the linen coat represented our Lord as a spirit-begotten New Creature during his 3 1/2 years of sacrifice. R5580:1

A linen girdle -- Representing servitude. T30

The linen mitre -- To which the crown, proclaiming his royalty, was fastened after the sacrificing work was finished. T29, T30

Wash his flesh -- Representing the sinlessness of the New Creation, Head and Body. T54

::Lev. 16:5::

Of the congregation -- Representing the Church taken out of the world. Q677:2; R4427:1

Two kids of the goats -- Representing all who fully consecrate their lives even unto death, to God's service, during the Gospel age. T59

::Lev. 16:6::

Aaron shall offer -- Type of Christ's own death. R5972:6, R5847:1

The High Priest offered himself at Jordan and finished the sacrifice at Calvary. R4537:5

Even if the world had not needed to be redeemed from sin, the Priest must have given the same sacrifice exactly, in order to attain his high position. R5391:5

His bullock -- The bullock represented our Lord as a man. R4427:1, R4397:3, R4747:3, R5731:1; Q265:T

Of the sin offering -- Merely for Adam's sin and all weaknesses and imperfections resulting from it. R5873:6

Which is for -- Which represents. T55; R4427:1, R5720:4

Himself -- For the members of his Body, the underpriests. T55; R4397:3, R5972:6; Q551:3

And for his house -- All believers, the entire household of faith, the Levites. T55

The Levites, household of faith, Great Company. R4397:3, R4427:6, R4546:2, R5196:5, R5972:6

None of the merit of the Redeemer's sacrifice is applied outside the household of faith on the Atonement Day. R3708:5

::Lev. 16:7::

The two goats -- Typical of the consecrated Church of the Gospel age, the household of faith. R4035:4, R4427:5, 1

From the camp; the Lord's consecrated people are at first "sinners even as others." (Eph. 2:3; 1 Cor. 6:9-11) T59; R4427:1

Present them -- Picture of the followers of Jesus presenting themselves as living sacrifices. Q614:1

At the door -- Representing their desire to become dead with their Redeemer as human beings, and to enter the heavenly conditions as he did. T60

::Lev. 16:8::

Cast lots -- God does not arbitrarily determine which of the consecrated shall become partakers of the divine nature. T61; R4035:5, R4427:5

For the LORD -- This goat represented the members of the Body of the High Priest. R4427:5

For the scapegoat -- Heb., for Azazel, the prince of darkness; a reference to the class delivered over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh. R4035:6, R4427:5

These will be the servants of the glorified Priest. R4546:4

::Lev. 16:9::

The goat -- Represented the consecrated human being. R4747:3

The LORD'S lot fell -- Representing those who do really follow in Christ's footsteps, as he has set us an example. T60; R5196:5, R5873:5

The Lord's adopted members. R4397:6

And offer him -- But not the scapegoat. T59

::Lev. 16:10::

The scapegoat -- Representing the consecrated followers of the Lord who through fear of the sacrificial death are all their lifetime subject to bondage. (Heb. 2:15) T60; R5196:5, R5873:5; Q631:T

Make an atonement -- The scapegoat class will have a secondary part in the expiation of sin by having their sufferings applied as atonement for certain willful sins of the world--not Adamic sin. Q632:6; R4036:2, R4428:5, R4652:2, R4864:6, R5463:6

::Lev. 16:11::

Aaron -- The priest represented our Lord, the New Creature. R5621:6

The bullock -- Type of the man Jesus, his human life. R5325:5, R5580:1, R1829:2; Q631:3

For himself -- The members of his Body--the underpriests. T55; R4352:3, R4511:3, R4619:5, R4965:5 R5196:5, R5777:1

And his house -- All believers, the household of faith, the Levites. T55; R4352:3

The Levites, household of faith, Great Company. R4427:6, R5972:6, R4546:2

Kill the bullock -- Represented our Lord at Jordan, dead as a man and alive as a New Creature. R4877:1, R5080:5; Q660:1; T56

Of the sin offering -- In antitype, the offering for sin began when Jesus presented himself at Jordan. R5880:4, R4505:5, R4389:3

::Lev. 16:12::

And he -- Aaron. The New Creature Jesus ministered in the Holy while his human nature was sacrificed on the altar in the Court, and his body burned outside the camp. R5325:5

Coals of fire -- Destructive influences, circumstances and conditions which the Father provides for the purpose of proving the character, loyalty and genuineness of our devotion. R4602:5,3; Q278:2, 1, Q27:5

The altar -- The Brazen altar, in the Court. T56; R5961:3*

His hands full -- Representing our Lord's full capacity and ability of righteousness, required and yielded. T56

Incense beaten small -- Powdered; representing the perfections of the man Christ Jesus; his best endeavors. T56

Long prayers made to be heard of men "have their reward" and never reach the golden censer before the throne. HG52:2

Bring -- According to Profs. Young and Strong, "to cause to come in" or "to send." R5961:3*

It -- Singular, referring to the incense and not to the censer. R5961:3*

Within the vail -- The first veil or door; representing the death of the human will. T22, T55

The second veil, between the Holy and Most Holy. R5961:3*

::Lev. 16:13::

Upon the fire -- Of the Golden altar, the Church. T120

Representing the fiery trials of our Lord. T56

Cloud of the incense -- Penetrating beyond the second veil. T55

Representing the perfect obedience and glorious qualities of Jesus as he came into contact with the trials of life, yielding a sweet perfume. R5731:1, R4602:6; PD36/47; T56; Q278:2

The divine view of the sacrifice of Christ during the three and a half years of his ministry. R4427:3; CR486:3

The incense preceding the High Priest beyond the veil would testify that he had faithfully fulfilled the required conditions. Q693:4; R4868:4

Jesus could not have entered the glory beyond unless he had finished his sacrifice and offerings. Q28:1

The mercy seat -- "The Propitiatory," representing Jehovah's justice. T124

Upon the testimony -- Covers the Law. T55

That he die not -- By infracting the conditions upon which alone he may come into the divine presence acceptably. T55; Q693:4; R5712:5

::Lev. 16:14::

Take of the blood -- Typical of the blood of the Atonement, the price of our redemption. T59; R4352:3

The blood signifies the life of the sacrifice. The blood itself is a symbol of death. R5621:6, R4876:3; Q695:3

The blood of the bullock was applied only for the priests and Levites. R5622:1

Upon the mercy seat -- Or more properly, the Propitiatory, because on it the priest offered the blood of the sacrifices which propitiated or satisfied the demands of divine justice. T124

A symbol of Jesus presenting his sacrificial merit to the Heavenly Father on behalf of the Church class. R5880:5; PD36/47

The Mercy Seat with its cherubim and glory-light represented Jehovah, the presence of God, where Christ went "there to appear in the presence of God for us." (Heb. 9:24). T59, T124

Eastward; and before -- In the form of a cross. T63; Q28:T

Seven times -- Perfectly. T61

::Lev. 16:15::

Then -- Jesus began his secondary offering of his "members" as soon as the Father accepted his offering for us-- at Pentecost. R4512:4, R4505:5; T64

Nothing could be done with the Lord's goat until the sacrifice of the bullock was completed. R4035:2; PD36/47

Kill the goat -- Representing the sacrificing followers of the Lord who are faithful to their covenant. T61; R4354:1, R4965:5, R5622:1, R5731:1; Q660:1

The putting to death of the depraved will, the crucifixion of ourselves as men. T64; R5778:1

Our Lord offered the goat, his second sacrifice, at Pentecost, and the work has progressed ever since. R4546:4, R5720:4

We do not sacrifice ourselves. R4747:3

The High Priest slays the goat, making it part of his sacrifice. Q700:2

This act represents God's acceptance of your consecration. Q414:T The moment he accepts you he justifies you. Q420 A goat is very lean compared with a bullock, showing that our Lord had much more of love and zeal. T61; R4035:2

Of the sin offering -- "Filling up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ." (Col. 1:24) T66; R5777:1

The killing of the sin-offering was not ended until the goat was slain. R5880:4; Q660:1

For the people -- The sacrifice of the Lord's goat is accepted on behalf of the world, just as that of Christ is accepted on behalf of his Body and the household of faith. T67; R4035:3, R4427:6, R4475:4, R4493:2, R4499:4; SM70:T This sacrifice of the Lord's goat by the High Priest is acceptable to the Father only because of the merit of Jesus. R5720:4

His blood -- The life given up. Q414:T

Within the veil -- At the close of the Gospel age. CR485:6

Do with that blood -- The blood of his secondary sacrifice, the Church. R4546:6

As he did -- In every particular. T61

Upon the mercy seat -- Thus satisfying justice. The second use Christ will make of his sacrifice will be on behalf of all the people. R5342:6, R4819:1

::Lev. 16:16::

Make an atonement -- When the blood of the Lord's goat was sprinkled upon the mercy seat the sin-offering was ended. R5880:4

Children of Israel -- Representing all nations, kindreds and tongues. R4397:5

::Lev. 16:17::

Shall be no man -- The privileges of the true Tabernacle belong only to those who are priests, members of the body of the High Priest, spiritual New Creatures and no longer men. T75

::Lev. 16:18::

Upon the horns -- Symbol of power. T42

Of the altar -- All who realize the power of the altar must first recognize the blood which sanctifies it. T42

::Lev. 16:19::

And cleanse It -- Showing that the blood is full satisfaction, and that the work of the scapegoat which followed was no part of the sin-offering. T68

::Lev. 16:20::

Reconciling -- Atonement, satisfaction, not for the Court and Tabernacle as places, but for those people who are in those conditions. Q689:5

The holy place -- The Most Holy. T68

The Court. Q689:5

Tabernacle -- The Holy. T68

The Holy and Most Holy. Q689:5

(Editor's Note: See Appendix D for a complete tabulation of the Scriptural word for "Holy" and "Holy Place.")

And the altar -- In the Court. T68

The live goat -- The scapegoat, the Great Company. T68, T69

The scapegoat dealt with thirdly seems to imply the great tribulation of this class will come more specially at the end of the Gospel age. Q290:T, Q690:T

::Lev. 16:21::

All the iniquities -- Typifying, not Adamic guilt and condemnation, which were all figuratively canceled by the sacrifice of the bullock and the Lord's goat, but other sins of measurable willfulness committed against light and knowledge. R4015:3, R4036:2, R4856:2, R5256:4, R5462:5; Q632:6

See also comments on (Leviticus 16:10).

Children of Israel - Typical of the world of mankind. T68; R5463:2

Send him away - Not sacrificed at all, hence not a sin-offering. Q632:6

A fit man - Anyone convenient; unfavorable circumstances. T68, T70

Into the wilderness - Shows how the Great Company is turned over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh. (1 Cor. 5:5). Q24:3

Condition of separation from the world. T70

Severe testings which will demonstrate their character definitely. R4654:4

::Lev. 16:22::

Let go the goat -- To die unwillingly, "that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord." (1 Cor. 5:5), T71

The scapegoat did not go voluntarily, it was sent away. R5628:3

::Lev. 16:23::

Into the tabernacle -- The Holy. T72

Linen garments -- Representing the merit of Christ imputed to us. Q285:5

Into the holy place -- The Most Holy. T72

::Lev. 16:24::

Wash his flesh -- Signifying the completion of the cleansing which comes when the Body is made perfect in glory. T74; PD36/47

In the holy place -- The Court. T72

Put on his garments -- His usual garments of glory and beauty. T72

Representing our Lord after his resurrection to the divine nature. R5580:1

Although Jesus has passed beyond the vail he is still in the linen garments of sacrifice. Q285:2

His burnt offering -- A ram, representing God's acceptance of the sacrifice of the bullock. T73

God will not manifest his acceptance of the better sacrifices until the sacrifices for sins are complete and The Christ is glorified. T73

Of the people -- Another ram, representing God's acceptance of the sacrifice of the Lord's goat. T73

Make an atonement -- Another illustration of the Atonement. T72

For himself -- The Body, the Church, the Little Flock. T72; R4384:6

For the people -- For the sins of all the people. R4384:6

::Lev. 16:25::

And the fat -- Symbol of loving zeal. T57

When offered, made a great smoke, showing our Lord's heart devotion to the Heavenly Father. CR486:2; Q28:2

Shall he burn -- Representing steady continuous submission to the fiery ordeal of suffering. T71

Upon the altar -- Showing that God accepts the heart devotion which prompts the sacrifice. T42 Seen and appreciated by all within the antitypical Court-- justified believers. CR486:3

::Lev. 16:26::

And he -- Representing the classes instrumental in bringing the trouble and destruction of the flesh upon the Great Company. T75

Come Into the camp -- Into the same condition as the rest of the world. T75

::Lev. 16:27::

Atonement -- Prefigured the reconciliation of God and mankind. R5196:5

Without the camp -- As a vile thing in the eyes of the world. T42, T57; R4427:4

As a stench in their nostrils. CR486:3; Q28:2; R3708:4

Signifying ostracism, rejection of men and dishonor. R4385:1

The nominal church. R246:4

"Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp bearing his reproach." (Heb. 13:13) T62

Burn in the fire -- Representing the gradual, but complete, destruction of the human nature of Christ and the Church. T42; R4385:1

The slandering of God's people for righteousness' sake. R5655:5

And their dung -- We are the filth and offscourings of the earth. (1 Cor. 4:13) T62

::Lev. 16:28::

And he -- Representing those principally instrumental in reproaching, reviling and destroying the humanity of Jesus and the Church. T75

Come Into the camp -- Into the same condition as the rest of the world, without special punishment. T75

::Lev. 16:29::

Afflict your souls -- Typical of the world's painful and afflicted condition during sin's domination. R147:5

::Lev. 16:30::

Atonement for you -- Typically canceling the Adamic condemnation for the coming year, not the preceding one. R4034:3

Antitype started with Jesus and his sacrifice, continues with the Church sharing with Christ in his sacrifice and in the fullest sense continues to the end of the Millennium. Q26:9

Inappropriate now because there is neither Temple nor Tabernacle. R679:1

::Lev. 16:33::

For all the people -- When Christ shall in the end of this age antitypically sprinkle the Mercy Seat it will be for the world. R4587:4

::Lev. 16:34::

Once a year -- The type was repeated annually because the blood of bulls and goats could never take away sin. (Heb. 10:3,4) R4034:3, R5293:4

The Day of Atonement in the antitype is the entire Gospel age. T50, T76

All of the Millennial age will be a part of the antitypical Atonement Day. R5874:5

::Lev. 17:4::

Unto the door -- With the Temple desecrated God closed the way for Jews to carry out the atonement sacrifices. R3454:5*; OV104:4

::Lev. 17:5::

For peace offerings -- Representing vows of consecration to God made by the world during the Millennial age. T98

::Lev. 17:6::

And burn the fat -- Symbol of loving zeal. T57; R4602:4

::Lev. 17:11::

Is in the blood -- Is represented by the blood. E325

As long as the blood is passing through the organs of circulation there is life. R5341:6

Blood that maketh an atonement -- The giving up of Jesus' pre-existent life was bloodless; therefore not the atonement. R1298:6

::Lev. 17:12::

No soul ... eat blood -- In this way God would seem to say that life is a very sacred thing. R5341:6

::Lev. 18:5::

Which if a man do -- Perfectly. R2728:2

Which no imperfect man could do, but which the Lord Jesus did do. R1725:2, R5046:2

Shall live In them -- Have everlasting life as a result. R2728:2, R4595:2, R5128:1, R5285:5; OV118:2

Live under proper conditions. Q370:4, Q197:T The man Christ Jesus was the one for whom this provision was made. R5046:3, R5342:4

::Lev. 18:18::

Beside the other -- Law against polygamy. R2016:3

::Lev. 18:21::

To Molech -- Type of the misrepresentation of God, worshipped by those who endorse the eternal torment theory. R2360:1, R3464:6

::Lev. 18:23::

It is confusion -- God prohibits any mixture or blending of natures, including human with angelic. HG724:6

The unlawful union of the Church of Rome (woman) with the Roman empire (beast) resulted in Babylon (confusion). R472:6, R45:1

::Lev. 19:3::

Keep my sabbaths -- Type of the Millennial age. B40

::Lev. 19:5::

Of peace offerings -- Representing vows of consecration to God made by the world during the Millennial age. T98

At your own will -- A willing thank offering. T98

::Lev. 19:6::

It shall be eaten -- By the offerer; showing that in the Millennium all must eat or fulfill a covenant of consecration to God or be cut off in the Second Death. T98

::Lev. 19:8::

Shall be cut off -- In death, typifying the Second Death. T98

::Lev. 19:13::

Him that Is hired -- Nothing special for the priest, a lesson in strict justice. A52, A53

::Lev. 19-14::

Not curse the deaf -- But no special legislation for the priesthood. A52

::Lev. 19:17::

Thy neighbour -- If you see him violating the law; showing that everything was not in the hands of the priests. A55

::Lev. 19:18::

As thyself -- It does not say, "Better than thyself"; Christ's course of self-sacrifice in our behalf went beyond this requirement. R3804:6, R5072:3

::Lev. 19:30::

Keep my sabbaths -- The Jew gave God one seventh of his time but the Christian is to give him seven-sevenths. HG583:2*

And reverence -- A feeling of profound respect mingled with awe and affection. R2002:3

"God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him." (Psa.89:7) R2002:2

My sanctuary -- The sanctuary was the holy structure through which God manifested himself to Israel. HG583:2* The Christian finds his sanctuary wherever he is; every place is a holy place to him. HG583:2*

::Lev. 19:31::

Familiar spirits -- Communication with the fallen angels. R2172:1

::Lev. 19:32::

Hoary head -- Nothing is more beautiful in youth than preferment and deference to riper years, especially to old age. R2024:3

Of the old man -- But no special legislation for the priesthood. A53

::Lev. 19:34::

Love him as thyself -- The Mosaic Law was far ahead of its time. A50

::Lev. 20:2::

Unto Molech -- Type of the misrepresentation of God, worshipped by those who endorse the eternal torment theory. R2360:1, R3464:6

::Lev. 20:6::

Familiar spirits -- Communication with fallen angels. R2172:1

::Lev. 20:7::

Sanctify yourselves -- Christ will require at least an outward sanctification from all during the Millennial age. F122

::Lev. 20:8::

Which sanctify you -- Set you apart as holy, uncondemned, because you have sanctified yourselves. Only those who sanctify themselves during the Gospel age will ever receive the crowns of glory. F122; SM581:4

A double work -- we consecrate, sanctify ourselves; God accepts, thus sanctifies us. R441:3

::Lev. 20:10::

Put to death -- Remitted in David's case because of repentance. R2017:4

::Lev. 20:16::

Be put to death -- God prohibits any mixture or blending of natures. R1678:4

::Lev. 20:17::

Shall be cut off -- The legal justification for Absalom's killing Amnon. R2025:1

::Lev. 20:27::

A familiar spirit -- Communication with fallen angels. R2172:1

::Lev. 21:11::

Any dead body -- Any living creature after death. R2053:4

::Lev. 21:18::

Superfluous -- God has predetermined the exact number of the members of the Body of Christ; that number had responded to the call by October 1881; since then only replacements are accepted. C219; R2676:2

When once the Body of Christ is complete there will be no additions "Let no man take thy crown." (Rev.3:11) T127; R4693:2, R5532:6

::Lev. 21:20::

Blemish In his eye -- Members of the Royal Priesthood who lack clearness of vision respecting spiritual things should not be selected for public service. F243

::Lev. 21:22::

Shall eat the bread -- However great his defects, every member of the Royal Priesthood possesses full rights at the Lord's table. F243

::Lev. 22:11::

Priest buy any soul -- Being, person. R276:3

::Lev. 23:3::

But the seventh day -- Not the first day; if this commandment is binding at all it is binding as stated and cannot be changed. R1727:2

The sabbath of rest -- Type of the Millennial age. B40

Do no work therein -- Secular or religious. R1727:1

::Lev. 23:5::

The fourteenth day -- Inasmuch as the moon had waned for as long a time as it had increased, so Christ's death was the turning point between two equal parts of Israel's history. R2270:6

::Lev. 23:6::

Of unleavened bread -- Represented the joy, the peace, the blessing which resulted to the first-borns of Israel; typifying the joy and peace which every true Christian experiences through a realization of the passing over of his sins through the merit of Christ. R5642:3

Seven days -- Signifying the perfection of joy and salvation. R5192:1

::Lev. 23:11::

Wave the sheaf -- The firstfruits: typifying the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, "The firstfruits of them that slept." (1 Cor.15:20) R2271:1, R4603:4, R5191:5,6; Q586:2; OV84:1

After the sabbath -- After the Passover feast of the 15th. R5191:5

The 16th of Nisan; the strongest possible confirmation of the thought that our Lord was crucified on Friday evening and raised from the dead on Sunday morning. R2271:3, R4603:4, R5191:6

::Lev. 23:14::

Forever -- Hebrew "olam." Like the Greek "aion" meaning "age-lasting," or "lasting to a consummation." HG582:2*

::Lev. 23:15::

From the day -- The 16th of Nisan. R2819:3

Brought the sheaf -- Typifying the resurrection of the Lord. R2819:3

Seven sabbaths -- The Jews kept six kinds of sabbaths: the seventh day (Exo. 31:15); the seventh week (Deut. 16:9); the 7x7 and 50th day-Pentecost (Lev. 23:15); a sabbath beginning on the seventh month (Lev. 23:24); the seventh year (Lev. 25:4); and the 7x7 and 50th year or jubilee. (Lev. 25:10) HG56:1

::Lev. 23:16::

Fifty days -- Type of Pentecostal blessing, begetting of the holy Spirit, fifty days after Jesus' resurrection. R5831:3

The fiftieth day, Pentecost, typifying the fiftieth or restitution year; hence the Millennium. B175

::Lev. 23:17::

Two wave loaves -- Typifying the Little Flock and the Great Company at the time of their acceptance through the merit of the great High Priest, indicated by the anointing of the holy Spirit at Pentecost. R2271:1, R5191:5

::Lev. 23:27::

On the tenth day -- In the fall, the beginning of the secular year. R4384:3

Day of atonement -- These sacrifices had a cleansing effect upon Israel and typified the better sacrifices of Christ and the Church for all mankind. R4655:3, R4384:3; OV250:5

The antitype ends in the fullest sense at the end of the Millennium. Q26:9

::Lev. 24:2::

Pure oil olive -- Type of the holy Spirit. T116

Beaten for the light -- Representing the spirit of truth. T116

::Lev. 24:3::

Without the vail -- Passing the second veil represents death of the human body. T22

Shall Aaron -- Type of The Christ. T38

::Lev. 24:4::

Pure candlestick -- Type of the Church as a whole. T16

::Lev. 24:5::

Twelve cakes -- Representing the truth, the Word of God. T16, T115

::Lev. 24:7::

Frankincense -- Representing praise, heart adoration. R3703:4

::Lev. 24:20::

Eye for eye -- It was very necessary that these lessons of just retribution for sin should be deeply impressed upon the people of Israel. R5645:2; OV21:4

But we are not to apply this principle in our dealings with fellow men. It is not the time now for us to judge and discipline the world. R5644:5

The death of angels and archangels could never take away sin because of the divine arrangement of a life for a life, a man for a man. R3174:5

::Lev. 24:22::

One manner of law -- In its regard for the rights and interests of foreigners and enemies the Mosaic Law was 32

centuries ahead of its time. HG535:3; A50

::Lev. 25:1::

Spake unto Moses -- The government instituted by Moses was a model of fairness and justice, and stipulated the rights of the stranger and the foreigner. OV10:4; OV9:4

::Lev. 25:2::

Come into the land -- Not when the land is divided, but at the expiration of the forty years in the wilderness when they crossed Jordan. B184, B187; HG57:6

Keep a sabbath -- Observe the sabbath system; typifying the Millennial age. B40, B184, B187

::Lev. 25:4::

In the seventh year -- From entering the land. B184

::Lev. 25:8::

Seven times seven years -- 7 times 7 represents a completeness of perfection, and the fiftieth, or Jubilee following, is climactic. R5139:6

The seventh day was a sabbath; seven times seven, 49 days, bringing the 50th or jubilee day, Pentecost; the seventh year, seven times seven, 49 years, bringing the 50th or jubilee year. By squaring fifty times fifty years we get the grand cycle of 2500 years, from the time the last Jubilee was observed in 625

BC to the first year of the Times of Restitution, 1875 AD. B175-187; R5405:5; PD48/59; OV101:1

So long as the jubilee years occurred these cycles were 50

years each; when Jubilees ceased the cycles went on, having but 49 years. HG59:5

::Lev. 25:9::

Cause the trumpet -- Silver trumpets (of truth), by the priests; and all the people blew on ram's horns, etc. (the spirit of liberty). OV85:3, OV101:3

Typifying the "Seventh Trumpet," the "Trump of God," the "Last Trump." B197; OV386:1

Of the jubile -- Typifying the great jubilee of knowledge and liberty already begun, "Times of Restitution." B199

To sound -- Turnah: "Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound," the turnah. (Psa. 89:15) R2569:5

Ushering in the Kingdom. D617

The seventh month -- About the beginning of the Jewish civil year, October. B187; R3574:6*

Day of atonement -- Typifying the Gospel age. R2569:5

::Lev. 25:10::

The fiftieth year -- In God's arrangement, fifty is the greatest climax of numbers. R5139:6

Every fiftieth year was to be a jubilee year, when all debts expired and all property was to be returned to its original owner. PD48/59

In the beginning, it was a time of general tumult. OV85:4

Type of the great restitution, the Millennium. D617; B177, B197; R4603:4

On a still larger scale, 7 times 7,000 years, 49,000 years, ushers in a grand epoch when there shall be no more sighing because God's work of creation shall have been completed. F51

A jubile -- Typifying the "glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all people" --Restitution. (Luke 2:10) OV118:4, OV184:5, OV320:3; SM504:1

From the date of the last Jubilee observed by Israel (625 BC) is 3500 years back to the year of the fall in the Garden of Eden, and 3500 years forward to the close of the Times of Restitution in 2874 AD. R3460:5*

Unto his possession -- The Mosaic Law, by preventing the absolute alienation of property, thus particularly safeguarding the interests of the poor. A50

Return every man -- Type of man's release from original sin and the weaknesses inherited through Adam's fall. SM504:1; CR113:6

::Lev. 25:11::

Neither reap -- The rest for the land. R4779:4*

::Lev. 25:13::

This jubile -- The curse of sin and death will be removed. PD26/37 See also comments on (Lev. 25:10).

::Lev. 25:15::

According to the number -- Exactly the terms of a lease. R937:6

::Lev. 25:23::

Land Is mine -- At the end of a 50-year lease all title reverted to God, the owner. R937:5

::Lev. 25:36::

No usury of him -- Of the poor, whose interests the Mosaic Law particularly safeguarded. A50

::Lev. 25:41::

Depart from thee -- During Christ's reign all are to be freed from slavery to sin and the power of Satan. R5356:1

::Lev. 25:48::

May be redeemed -- Gaal, set free by payment. E438

::Lev. 26:2::

Keep my sabbaths -- Type of the Millennial age. B40

::Lev. 26:3::

If ye walk -- This and the following verses typify the conditions which will prevail in the Millennial age. F631

::Lev. 26:12::

Be my people -- By their obedience to the Ten Commandments and the spirit of their covenant they would become God's people. R5083:2

::Lev. 26:16::

Do this unto you -- Bring these calamities or evils upon you as chastisements. A125

Inflict the national torments described in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. R2604:5

I will even appoint -- Only with the Israelites was consumption specially stated to be the penalty for sin. HG720:1

Consumption -- The white plague. HG719:2

Consumption (tuberculosis) is a disease of the blood which afflicts more or less every part of the body. HG721:5

This disease, which literally burns up the vitality of the patient, is highly contagious through the excrement. HG721:1

Sin, like this disease, is highly contagious and every sinner must strive against contaminating others. HG721:2

Cleanliness, pure air and pure, nourishing food are the most prominent factors for the relief of consumption. HG721:1

That shall consume the eyes -- That which consumeth before the eyes. HG719:2

::Lev. 26:17::

They that hate you -- The Gentiles. HG49:4

::Lev. 26:18::

For all this -- For all these previous chastisements. B88

I will punish you -- The fulfillment of the prophecy shows that the Law covenant is still in force upon fleshly Israel. R1730:1

With the "torments" of the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. (Luke 16:19-31) HG386:4

Seven times -- "The times of the Gentiles" (Luke 21:24) In Bible chronology a "time" is a symbolic year, and each year is composed of 360 days; each year would mean 360

years; seven years would be 2520 literal years. R5721:1; SM416:2

Seven prophetic years, a day for a year, representing 2520

years. HG49:4

Beginning 606 BC, ending 1914 AD. B79; R5047:4

Symbolic, not literal years. R4867:1; SM478:1; OV80:4; Q84:1

A prophetic year of 360 days, used to symbolize 360 years, is an arbitrary arrangement peculiar to its symbolic use. It is neither a Lunar year of 354 1/3 days nor a Solar year of 365

1/4 days. A prophetic year would mean 360 actual or Solar years. R1979:6

Illustrated by Nebuchadnezzar's seven literal years of insanity. B90

Also, a period of disfavor to Israel. R5142:1; OV80:1,3, OV79:2; Q356:1

Both in Dan. 4 and Lev. 26 this period of "seven times" is four times repeated, though it refers to but one period of seven prophetic years. HG49:3

More -- Further or additional, as a final and conclusive punishment. B88; R4497:3

::Lev. 26:21::

Seven times -- See comments on "seven times," Lev.26:18.

::Lev. 26:24::

Yet seven times -- See comments on "seven times," Lev.26:18.

::Lev. 26:28::

Chastise you -- Under God's disfavor. R5564:3

Seven times -- See comments on "seven times," Lev.26:18.

::Lev. 26:34::

Enjoy her sabbaths -- "For as long as she lay desolate, she kept sabbath to fulfill three score and ten years; (2 Chron. 36:21) representing 19 Jubilees imperfectly observed, and 51

additional Jubilees of 49 years each, or 2499 years, from the observance of the last Jubilee (625 BC) to earth's Great Jubilee, the Times of Restitution, October, 1874 AD. B192-195

::Lev. 26:35::

Did not rest -- So the Lord provided the "rest" feature of the Jubilee for the land when Israel went into captivity for seventy years. R4779:4*

::Lev. 26:43::

Enjoy her sabbaths -- 70 years--one for each jubilee period from the time of entering Canaan to 1874 AD. B192-195

::Lev. 26:45::

But I will -- After the "seven times" of chastisement, which cannot therefore have been literal years, but must have been symbolic "times" of 360 years each. B90, B92

::Lev. 26:46::

By the hand of Moses -- The whole law was the law of God, because it came from Him, and it is also all the law of Moses in that it came through him. HG583:6