The Sanctuary of YAH

The Sanctuary of YAH

  1. Do not neglect the duty of guarding the sanctuary of YAH. (Numbers 18:4-5)

  2. The High Priest must not enter the Holy of Holies without the appropriate sacrifice. (Leviticus 16:2)

  3. A priest with a defect or blemish must not enter the Holy of Holies at all. (Leviticus 21:21-23)

  4. A priest with a defect or blemish must not come near to offer the food of YAH. (Leviticus 21:17)

  5. A priest with a temporary blemish must not participate in the service there until it has healed. (Leviticus 21:18)

  6. The priests must not exchange their duties with their assistants, the Levites. (Numbers 18:2-3)

  7. The priests must not drink wine or strong drink before entering the inner court of the sanctuary of YAH to perform their duties or teach the Law. (Leviticus 10:9-11)

  8. No one other than the priests may come near to minister to YAH. (Numbers 18:4, 22)

  9. The priests must not serve in the inner court of the sanctuary of YAH while ritually unclean. (Leviticus 22:2-9)

  10. The priests must not eat of the Holy Offerings while ritually unclean. (Leviticus 22:6-7)

  11. Do not enter the inner court of the sanctuary of YAH while ritually unclean. (Numbers 5:3)

  12. Do not fail to ritually purify by laundering and bathing at the appointed time after becoming ritually unclean. (Numbers 19:20; Leviticus 17:16)

  13. Do not build an altar of cut stone. (Exodus 20:25)

  14. The priests must not go up to the altar by steps. (Exodus 20:26)

  15. The priests must not allow the fire on the altar to be extinguished. (Leviticus 6:13)

  16. The priests must not burn any unauthorized incense on the golden altar. (Exodus 30:9)

  17. Do not make oil according to the holy anointing oil for personal use. (Exodus 30:31-33)

  18. The holy anointing oil must not be misused. (Exodus 30:32)

  19. Do not make incense according to the formula of the holy incense for personal use. (Exodus 30:37)

  20. Do not remove the poles from the Ark of the Covenant. (Exodus 25:15)

  21. Do not remove the breastplate from the ephod. (Exodus 28:28)

  22. Do not make the Holy Garments improperly, so that they tear. (Exodus 28:32)