« Fire First Born, The First Fruits, The »

First Born, The

Of man and beast dedicated to God — Ex 13:2,12; 22:29.

Dedicated to commemorate the sparing of the first born of Israel — Ex 13:15; Nu 3:13; 8:17.

Of clean beasts

Not to labour. — De 15:19.

Not shorn. — De 15:19.

Not taken from the dam for seven days. — Ex 22:30; Le 22:27.

Offered in sacrifice. — Nu 18:17.

Could not be a free-will offering. — Le 27:26.

Antiquity of offering. — Ge 4:4.

Flesh of, the priest’s portion. — Nu 18:18.

Of clean beasts

To be redeemed. — Nu 18:15.

Law of redemption for. — Nu 18:16.

Of the ass to be redeemed with lamb or its neck broken — Ex 13:13; 34:20.

Of Israel

Tribe of Levi taken for. — Nu 3:12,40-43; 8:18.

To be redeemed. — Ex 34:20; Nu 18:15.

Price of redemption for. — Nu 3:46,47.

Price of, given to the priests. — Nu 3:48-51.

Laws respecting, restored after the captivity — Ne 10:36.

Laws respecting, observed at Christ’s birth — Lu 2:22,23.

The beginning of strength and excellency of power — Ge 49:3; De 21:17.

Precious and valuable — Mic 6:7; Zec 12:10.

Objects of special love — Ge 25:28; Jer 31:9,20.

Privileges of

Precedence in the family. — Ge 48:13,14.

Authority over the younger children. — Ge 27:29; 1Sa 20:29.

Special blessing by the father. — Ge 27:4,35.

The father’s title and power. — 2Ch 21:3.

A double portion of inheritance. — De 21:17.

In case of death the next brother to raise up seed to. — De 25:5,6; Mt 22:24-28.

Not to be alienated by parents through caprice. — De 21:15,16.

Could be forfeited by misconduct. — Ge 49:3,4,8; 1Ch 5:1.

Could be sold. — Ge 25:31,33; Heb 12:16,17.

Instances of superseded

Cain. — Ge 4:4,5.

Japheth. — Ge 10:21.

Ishmael. — Ge 17:19-21.

Esau. — Ge 25:23; Ro 9:12,13.

Manasseh. — Ge 48:15-20.

Reuben, & c. — 1Ch 5:1,2.

Aaron. — Ex 7:1,2; Nu 12:2,8.

David’s brothers. — 1Sa 16:6-12.

Adonijah. — 1Ki 2:15,22.

Illustrative of

The dignity, & c of Christ. — Ps 89:27; Ro 8:29; Col 1:18.

The dignity, & c of the church. — Heb 12:23.

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