The High Brought Low, the Valleys Filled
For Parashat Tetzaveh
By Messianic Torah 3-3-2012

Tetzaveh (Ex 27:20-30:10 Haftarah Eze 43:10-27) is the 8th parashat in the book of Shemot also called Exodus, and it is called Tetzaveh which means “You shall command”. In this week’s parashat:

– Yisra’el commanded to bring olive oil for the menorah and Aharon and his sons are to be priests
– The command to make the priestly garments
– The command given of how to make the ephod
– You shall make the breastplate of judgment with 12 stones for the 12 tribes of Yisra’el
– You shall put the Urim and Tummim in the breastplate of judgment
– The command to make the blue robes and hat with the gold plate that says “Kadosh YHWH”
– The command to make Aharon’s sons robes and linen garments
– Aharon and his sons are to bring a bull and two rams and a basket of unleavened cakes for an offering
– Aharon and his sons shall wash at the door of the tabernacle and put on the holy garments and be anointed with oil
– Aharon and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull and kill it at the door of the tabernacle
– You shall put the blood upon the alter and burn the inward parts and fat that covers them on the altar
– You shall burn the flesh, skin, and dung outside the camp as a sin offering
– Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the one ram and kill it and sprinkle the blood upon the altar
– You shall cut the ram in pieces and wash it and burn it on the altar to YHWH
– They shall put their hands upon the other ram and kill it and put the blood on the tip of their right ear, thumb, and big toe
– You shall take of the blood upon the altar and the oil and sprinkle Aharon and his sons and their garments
– You shall take the rump, the inward parts, the fat upon them, and the right shoulder and wave them before YHWH and burn them on the altar
– You shall take the breast of the ram of consecration and wave it before YHWH and it shall be their portion forever
– Aharon, his sons, and their sons after them shall be consecrated for 7 days before serving as priests
– For 7 days you shall offer a bull for a sin sacrifice and cleanse the altar and anoint it to sanctify it
– You shall offer a lamb of the first year, a minkha, and a drink offering morning and evening forever
– In the morning and evening YHWH shall meet His people and sanctify them and be their Elohim
– Instruction on how to make the altar of incense and where it goes
– Aharon shall offer incense morning and evening on the altar of incense and shall atone for it with blood once a year