Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Exodus Chapter 29
Metaphysically Interpreting Exodus 29:1-37
29:1And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office: take one young bullock and two rams without blemish, 29:2and unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened mingled with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of fine wheaten flour shalt thou make them. 29:3And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams. 29:4And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water. 29:5And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod;29:6and thou shalt set the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre. 29:7Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him. 29:8And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them. 29:9And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and bind head-tires on them: and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
29:10And thou shalt bring the bullock before the tent of meeting: and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock. 29:11And thou shalt kill the bullock before Jehovah, at the door of the tent of meeting.29:12And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger; and thou shalt pour out all the blood at the base of the altar. 29:13And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul upon the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar. 29:14But the flesh of the bullock, and its skin, and it dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin-offering.
29:15Thou shalt also take the one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. 29:16And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take its blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar. 29:17And thou shalt cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its inwards, and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and with its head. 29:18And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt-offering unto Jehovah; it is a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah.
29:19And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. 29:20Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of its blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. 29:21And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.
29:22Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat, and the fat tail, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration), 29:23and one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before Jehovah. 29:24And thou shalt put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands of his sons, and shalt wave them for a wave-offering before Jehovah. 29:25And thou shalt take them from their hands, and burn them on the altar upon the burnt-offering, for a sweet savor before Jehovah: it is an offering made by fire unto Jehovah.
29:26And thou shalt take the breast of Aaron's ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave-offering before Jehovah: and it shall be thy portion. 29:27And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave-offering, and the thigh of the heave-offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons: 29:28and it shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion for ever from the children of Israel; for it is a heave-offering: and it shall be a heave-offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifices of their peace-offerings, even their heave-offering unto Jehovah.
29:29And the holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them. 29:30Seven days shall the son that is priest in his stead put them on, when he cometh into the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place.
29:31And thou shalt take the ram of consecration, and boil its flesh in a holy place. 29:32And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the tent of meeting. 29:33And they shall eat those things wherewith atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy. 29:34And if aught of the flesh of the consecration, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
29:35And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate them. 29:36And every day shalt thou offer the bullock of sin-offering for atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou makest atonement for it; and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it. 29:37Seven days thou shalt make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it: and the altar shall be most holy; whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
Metaphysically Interpreting Exodus 29:38-46
29:38Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar: two lambs a year old day by day continually.29:39The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: 29:40and with the one lamb a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil, and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink-offering. 29:41And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meal-offering of the morning, and according to the drink-offering thereof, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. 29:42It shall be a continual burnt-offering throughout your generations at the door of the tent of meeting before Jehovah, where I will meet with you, to speak there unto thee. 29:43And there I will meet with the children of Israel; and the Tent shall be sanctified by my glory.29:44And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar: Aaron also and his sons will I sanctify, to minister to me in the priest's office. 29:45And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. 29:46And they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them: I am Jehovah their God.
August 22, 1937: Exodus 29:43-46
What does the tabernacle represent in a national sense? It represents the entire body of citizens. God consciousness is in them, and the “tent” or changing body of public opinion is sanctified by the glory of Divine Mind.
“And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar.” What is the altar of national consciousness? The altar symbolizes the establishing of permanent resolutions of purity and covenants in conformity with the higher law of obedience on a national scale, though it cause daily sacrifice.
Explain “And they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them.” Egypt represents material or sense consciousness. As long as a nation is material-minded, the Spirit of righteousness cannot “dwell” in it. It must be brought forth out of its low ideals and begin the climb toward righteousness and Truth before God can be said to dwell in it even partially.
November 25, 1951: Exodus 29:43-46
Where does Jehovah meet with us? In the inner sanctuary of the soul, in our most exalted thoughts and our most unselfish feelings, and also in our aspirations and desires for something better than we have known.
What does the tabernacle or “the Tent” represent? It represents the temporal body of man. In a national sense it represents the body politic or entire body of citizens composing a nation.
Who contributes to the building of such a structure? Every individual citizen contributes to the outer expression of his nation, for any nation is the sum of the ideals, thoughts, and actions of all its citizens. Just so, in an individual sense, every thought that a person thinks, every use he makes of his divine gifts, contributes to the forming of his outer expression.
Do the influences that shape our life remain constant? No, but their effects do, if we build them into the permanent structure of our character. The tent or tabernacle of cloth, skins, and wood is meant to give place to the enduring temple of stone.
What is the test of any gift? The spirit of willingness in which it is given. Whatever is given out of a sense of duty or obligation is not a true gift.
Jehovah said to Moses, “I am Jehovah their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them.” Did not Jehovah dwell among the Children of Israel in Egypt? Although God is omnipresent, we do not know Him unless we are conscious of Him. In Egypt (materiality) the Children of Israel lost their consciousness of God and no longer knew even His name. Not until they had departed from Egypt did they regain, their consciousness of Him.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 02-03-2014