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IMMERSE

BEGINNINGS
7:78–8:4
On the twelfth day Ahira son of Enan, leader of the tribe of Naphtali, presented his offering.
His offering consisted of a silver platter weighing 31/4 pounds and
a silver basin weighing 13/4 pounds (as measured by the weight of
the sanctuary shekel). These were both filled with grain offerings
of choice flour moistened with olive oil. He also brought a gold
container weighing four ounces, which was filled with incense. He
brought a young bull, a ram, and a ­one-­year-­old male lamb for a burnt
offering, and a male goat for a sin offering. For a peace offering he
brought two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five ­one-­year-­old
male lambs. This was the offering brought by Ahira son of Enan.
So this was the dedication offering brought by the leaders of Israel at the
time the altar was anointed: twelve silver platters, twelve silver basins, and
twelve gold incense containers. Each silver platter weighed 31/4 pounds,
and each silver basin weighed 13/4 pounds. The total weight of the silver
was 60 pounds (as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel). Each
of the twelve gold containers that was filled with incense weighed four
ounces (as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel). The total
weight of the gold was three pounds. Twelve young bulls, twelve rams,
and twelve ­one-­year-­old male lambs were donated for the burnt offerings, along with their prescribed grain offerings. Twelve male goats were
brought for the sin offerings. ­Twenty-­four bulls, sixty rams, sixty male
goats, and sixty ­one-­year-­old male lambs were donated for the peace offerings. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.
Whenever Moses went into the Tabernacle to speak with the Lord, he
heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above
the Ark’s ­cover—­the place of ­atonement—­that rests on the Ark of the
Covenant. The Lord spoke to him from there.
The Lord said to Moses, “Give Aaron the following instructions: When
you set up the seven lamps in the lampstand, place them so their light
shines forward in front of the lampstand.” So Aaron did this. He set up
the seven lamps so they reflected their light forward, just as the Lord had
commanded Moses. The entire lampstand, from its base to its decorative
blossoms, was made of beaten gold. It was built according to the exact
design the Lord had shown Moses.





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