Firstborn Redemption of
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
I went to church service recently in which a powerful and emotional solo called “I Feel Like Moving On” was sung. The more I listened, however, the more disturbed I became by the emphasis on
From the beginning the office of the priesthood in each family belonged to the eldest son. But when the extensive plan of “sacrificial worship was introduced, requiring a company of men” “to be exclusively devoted to this ministry, the primitive office” of the first-born was superseded by that of the Levites (Num. “3:11-13), and it was ordained that the first-born of man and of” unclean animals should henceforth be redeemed (18:15). “The laws concerning this redemption of the first-born of man are recorded in Ex. 13:12-15; 22:29; 34:20; Num. 3:45; 8:17; 18:16; “Lev. 12:2, 4.” “The first-born male of every clean animal was to be given up to the priest for sacrifice (Deut. 12:6; Ex. 13:12; 34:20; Num. 18:15-17). “But the first-born of unclean animals was either to be redeemed “or sold and the price given to the priest (Lev. 27:11-13, 27).” “The first-born of an ass, if not redeemed, was to be put to” death (Ex. 13:13; 34:20).
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