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What is the significance of the ingredients used in the anointing oil?

Scripture says in Exodus 30:22-25: 22 Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23 “Also take for yourself quality spices—five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (...
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Why were these things specifically instructed by God to be done by "the door" in Exodus 29?

There are several mentions of by "the door" in Exodus 29. 4 “And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and you shall wash them with water. 10 “You ...
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Were there any significant differences in the responsibilities or authority of Annas and Caiaphas as high priest?

Luke writes that Annas and Caiaphas were high priests. In Luke 3:2, while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. Here Annas is ...
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Why did they put pomegranates on the priestly garments? (Exodus)

Exodus 28:33-35 NKJV 33 And upon its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, all around its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: 34 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a ...
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What distinguished a priest from other Levites?

II Chron. 29: “For the Levites were more conscientious to consecrate themselves than the priests.” What made a priest different from any other Levite?
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Does the "Urim and Thummim " decide who is a real priest just by a "yes" and "no" lot , in Ezra 2:63, or is it more complicated than this?

These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there ...
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Who are the "gods" θεῷ mentioned in 2 Chr. 13:9?

Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate ...
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