Life of Moses Lesson 16 Day 4

Leviticus 16:20-28

9.  a.  After Aaron presents the sin offering

and makes atonement for the Holy of Holies, the Altar, and the Tent of Meeting, he will bring up the live goat and symbolically transfer all the sins of the Israelites by placing both hands on the goat’s head. Another man will take the goat out of the camp into the wilderness and let it go. The goat symbolically carries all their sins away from the camp into the wasteland.

b.  Jesus Christ fulfilled the symbolism of the scapegoat ceremony

  • Jesus was perfectly innocent of any evil thought or act of rebellion. Isaiah 53:9
  • “He was led like a lamb to the slaughter.” Isaiah 53:7
  • Yet He became our sin sacrifice when God placed all our sins on Him. (Isaiah 53:6 NLT)
  • Our sinful, sick, and pain-filled self died with Him. Isaiah 53:4
  • Our forgiven, righteous, healed, and eternal self was resurrected with Him. Romans 6:5-11
  • Sin no longer has power over those of us who accept Him as our sacrifice. Romans 6:9
  • Jesus suffered outside the camp (city gate). Hebrews 3:12
  • Jesus’ blood was sprinkled on our hearts. Hebrews 10:22

10.  a.  After Aaron made atonement for his own sin and the sin of the Israelites he must

  • go back into the tabernacle;
  • take off the linen garments he wore into the most holy place;
  • leave the garments in the tabernacle;
  • bathe with water in a sacred place;
  • put on his regular priestly garments;
  • offer a burnt offering for himself;
  • offer a burnt offering for the people;
  • burn all the fat of the sin offering on the altar.

b.  Through this process and the burnt offerings,

Aaron purified himself and the people, making them right with the Lord.


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The above are my answers to the BSF study questions, not THE answers.