Stating the Obvious

Then Moses told Aaron: “This is what the Lord stated, saying: ‘I will be sanctified through those who are near Me and will be glorified before all the people.'” Aaron was silent.

Leviticus 10:3 (Onkelos)

Stated – This is such an interesting chapter! Let’s walk through it quickly. Two of Aaron’s sons bring a strange fire into the Holy of Holies and are consumed by fire and die. Moses tells Aaron to keep on with the inauguration services of the Tabernacle, and let the Uncle bury them. He reminds Aaron and his remaining two sons about some important rules when approaching YHVH, and then finds they burned the sin offering instead of eating of it like they’re supposed to. Moses gets upset at them and Aaron explains his reasoning which then Moses accepts. It’s all rather odd. Continue reading “Stating the Obvious”