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וַיִּקְרָא • V'yikra
(“And He Called”)
The Third Book of Moses,
Commonly Called


~ 24 ~

b. The Tabernacle (24:1–9)

i. The Oil for the Lamps (24:1–4)

Yehovah spoke to Moshe, saying, “Command the children of Isra'el, that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. Outside of the veil of the Testimony, in the Tent of Meeting, Aharon shall keep it in order from evening to morning before Yehovah continually. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. He shall keep in order the lamps on the pure gold lamp stand before Yehovah continually.

ii. The Showbread (24:5–9)

“You shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes of it: two tenths of an efah* 1 efah is about 22 liters or about 2/3 of a bushel shall be in one cake. You shall set them in two rows, six on a row, on the pure gold table before Yehovah. You shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be to the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire to Yehovah. Every Sabbath day he shall set it in order before Yehovah continually. It is an everlasting covenant on the behalf of the children of Isra'el. It shall be for Aharon and his sons. They shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him of the offerings of Yehovah made by fire by a perpetual statute.”

c. Blasphemy of the Name (24:10–23)

10 The son of an Isra'elite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Isra'el; and the son of the Isra'elite woman and a man of Isra'el strove together in the camp. 11 The son of the Isra'elite woman blasphemed the Name, and cursed; and they brought him to Moshe. His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. 12 They put him in custody until Yehovah’s will should be declared to them. 13 Yehovah spoke to Moshe, saying, 14 “Bring him who cursed out of the camp; and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him. 15 You shall speak to the children of Isra'el, saying, ‘Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. 16 He who blasphemes Yehovah’s name, he shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him. The foreigner as well as the native-born shall be put to death when he blasphemes the Name.

17 “‘He who strikes any man mortally shall surely be put to death. 18 He who strikes an animal mortally shall make it good, life for life. 19 If anyone injures his neighbor, it shall be done to him as he has done: 20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. It shall be done to him as he has injured someone. 21 He who kills an animal shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death. 22 You shall have one kind of law for the foreigner as well as the native-born; for I am Yehovah your God.’”

23 Moshe spoke to the children of Isra'el; and they brought him who had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones. The children of Isra'el did as Yehovah commanded Moshe.

Chapter 25

Other commentaries on Leviticus 24
Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers
Pulpit Commentary
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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