N U M B E R S
This chapter is concerning the lamps or lights of
the sanctuary. I. The burning lamps in the candlestick, which the
priests were charged to tend, ver.
1-4. II. The living lamps (if I may so call them), The
Levites, who as ministers were burning and shining lights. The
ordination of the priests we had an account of, Lev. viii. Here we have an account of the
ordination of the Levites, the inferior clergy. 1. How they were
purified, ver. 5-8. 2. How
they were parted with by the people, ver. 9, 10. 3. How they were presented to
God in lieu of the firstborn, ver.
11-18. 4. How they were consigned to Aaron and his sons,
to be ministers to them, ver.
19. 5. How all these orders were duly executed,
ver. 20-22. And, lastly,
the age appointed for their ministration, ver. 23, &c.