Parashat Tetzave, How does Yeshua’s Sacrifice Atone for My Sins?

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 In this week’s reading, Parashat Tetzave (Shemot / Exodus 27:20-30:10) details the construction of the priestly garments (ב   וְעָשִֹיתָ בִגְדֵי-קֹדֶשׁ לְאַהֲרֹן אָחִיךָ לְכָבוֹד וּלְתִפְאָרֶ: ‘28:2 You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. (NASB))  Aharon’s garments are said to consecrate him for the purpose of ministering before the Lord (28:3).  The garments consist of the breast-piece, the ephod, a robe, a turban, and a sash (28:4).  Garments are made for Aharon and for his sons of gold, blue, purple, scarlet materials and fine linen.  The ephod was constructed of these materials indicating that the ephod is a woven piece of work.  It is constructed of two pieces which is connected on the ends (28:6).  Two onyx stones contain the engraving of the names of the tribes of Yisrael (28:9), six names on each stone.  The breast-piece is called the breast-piece of judgment (28:15) whose construction is of the same materials as the ephod.  Twelve precious stones are set in the breast-piece one for each of the tribes of Yisrael (28:17-22).  The breast-piece is bound to the ephod.  The Urim and Thummim are placed in the breast-piece so that Aharon carries them before the Lord over his heart continually.  The hem of the garment is to be constructed with woven pomegranates made of blue, purple, and scarlet material (28:34) and a golden bell is spaced in every-other position along the hem (i.e. in bell-pomegranate-bell-pomegranate fashion).  The sound of the bell will be made when Aharon enters into the Kedosh Kedoshim (holy of holies) so that he will not die (28:35).  There is also a golden plate engraved as a seal that is holy to the Lord fastened to the front of the turban.  A blue cord is to be fashioned and fastened to Aharon’s forehead for the purpose of taking away the iniquity of the holy things. (לח   וְהָיָה עַל-מֵצַח אַהֲרֹן וְנָשָֹא אַהֲרֹן אֶת-עֲוֹן הַקֳּדָשִׁים אֲשֶׁר יַקְדִּישׁוּ בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל לְכָל-מַתְּנֹת קָדְשֵׁיהֶם וְהָיָה עַל-מִצְחוֹ תָּמִיד לְרָצוֹן לָהֶם לִפְנֵי יְהוָֹה:)  The tunic is woven in a checkered fashion and Moshe instructs the people to also make sashes and caps for Aharon and his sons.  The text then describes how God tells Moshe to consecrate Aharon and his sons as priests.  Take a bull and two rams without blemish (29:1), unleavened bread and unleavened cakes mixed with oil and unleavened wafers spread with oil all made of wheat flour.  These are presented together before the Lord.  The text describes that Moshe is to bring Aharon and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting (29:4), dress them with the garments (29:5-6), and anoint them with oil (29:7), this being the process of ordination before God (29:9).  The bull and two rams are slaughtered, the one ram is offered as a whole burnt offering, the second ram, the blood is used to anoint Aharon and his sons, and the blood of the bull is placed upon the altar that is before God.  The breast of the ram of their ordination, and the bread is made to be a wave offering before the Lord (29:26-28).  Additionally, two lambs are to be offered on the altar daily as a continual burnt offering before the Lord throughout their generations (29:42).  The Lord says He will consecrate the tent of meeting, the altar, and the sons of Aharon as priests and then says מה   וְשָׁכַנְתִּי בְּתוֹךְ בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל וְהָיִיתִי לָהֶם לֵאלֹהִים: I will dwell among the sons of Yisrael and will be their God.” Read More here.

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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!