To review the basic concepts related to the
ordination of Aaron and his sons.
1. Children will be able to understand who of the people in Israel
could be priests.
2. Children will be able to name two things that are symbolised by the
priests and their ordination or garments.
3. Children will be able to understand what is required of a priest
The Ordination of Aaron and
His Sons (No. CB43)
The Garments of the High
Priest (No. CB61)
The Tabernacle in the
Wilderness (No. CB42)
Ask the children what they think the priest
and High Priest were consecrated for in Israel.
Lesson on the Ordination of the Aaron and
Activities on the Ordination of the Aaron
and His Sons.
Close with prayer.
Children’s questions in bold.
1. Read through the paper The Ordination of Aaron and His
Sons (No. CB43) unless it is read as a sermonette.
Q1. On what day was the
Tabernacle in the Wilderness set up?
A. The First day of the First month (Ex.
Q2. The priests had to be consecrated to God.
What does the word “consecrated”mean?
A. Consecration is the solemn
dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious. The word consecration
literally means setting apart.
Q3. Were the priests consecrated at the time?
Q4. When did the consecration occur or happen?
A. On the First
day of the First month. It was a seven-day process of consecration (Ex. 40:2,
17; Lev. 9:1-7).
was Moses told to bring to the tent of meeting?
A. "Bring Aaron and his sons, their garments,
anointing oil, the bull for the sin offering, the two rams and the basket
containing bread made without yeast, and gather the entire assembly to the Tent
of Meeting (Lev. 8:1-3, NIV).
Q6. What was the first thing the priests had to
do prior to being consecrated?
A. They had to wash (Lev. 8:6).
Q7. Were the garments of the priests also
Q8. In what order did Moses put the garments on
A. He put the tunic on
Aaron, tied the sash around him, clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on
him. He then placed the breast-piece on him and put the Urim and Thummin in the
breast-piece. Then he placed the turban on Aaron’s head and set the gold plate,
the sacred diadem, on the front of it as the Lord commanded Moses (Lev. 8:7-9,
Q9. After Aaron was dressed in the High
Priest’s robes what did Moses do?
A. Anointed the
Tabernacle with oil (Lev. 8:10).
many times did Moses anoint the altar with oil?
A. Seven times (Lev. 8:11).
Who did Moses anoint next with oil to
A. Aaron (Lev. 8:12).
What happened next?
A. The sons of Aaron were brought near and dressed in linen garments
and turbans (Lev. 8:13).
What did Moses sacrifice and how was it
Priests put their hands on the bull for the sin offering and Moses sacrificed
the bull (Lev. 8:14-17).
What was sacrificed next?
A. The ram of ordination (Lev. 8:18-25).
Q15. Was some of the blood placed on the altar?
A. Yes (Lev. 8:15).
Were Aaron and his sons also sprinkled
with the blood?
A. Yes (Lev. 8:30).
Where was the blood placed on Aaron?
A. His right ear, thumb and great toe (Lev. 8:24).
Who else do you know of had blood on
his ear, thumb and toe?
A. Messiah at his crucifixion.
Did the priest eat any part of the
A. Yes (Lev. 8:31).
How many days did the priests and Aaron
need to stay in the Tent of Meeting?
A. Seven days (Lev. 8:31).
Q21. After the 7 days were completed was Aaron
able to offer sacrifices for the people?
A. Yes (Lev. 9:1-7).
How was the fire on altar lit?
A. The Lord accepted Aaron’s ministry with
the sign of miraculous fire (Lev. 9:23-24). See the notes on 8:14 NIV Study
Bible. The first fire that lit the altar was supplied supernaturally by fire
from heaven (Lev. 9:24; 1Kgs. 18:38,39; 2Chron. 7:1-3). The offering there was
quickly consumed by an energy more like lightning than ordinary flames. This
close display of God’s power so startled the people that they fell forward in
awe (Lev. 9:22-24). "This is God’s holy fire," Moses told Aaron.
Q23. How many times did the priests offer sacrifices
to God in one day?
A. Twice – at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
"Twice a day live coals should be taken from the altar and carried in a
censer to the holy place to be sprinkled with incense at the golden altar"
(Ex. 30:1-9). Therefore, it was the priest’s job to make sure the fire did not
go out (Lev. 6:9, 12-13).
Q24. What did the fire represent?
A. The fire is a representation of the Holy
Spirit that we need to keep burning, or growing in us. Just as fire can be put
out, the Holy Spirit too can be grieved (Eph. 4:30) or quenched (1Thes. 5:19),
which can result in the Holy Spirit being put out of an individual. It is the
priest’s job to teach the people how to obey God’s Laws and by doing so, they
keep God’s Holy Spirit.
What did the animals represent?
A. The unblemished animals used for burnt
offerings typified the Messiah who would later come to die for the sins of the
people. They also taught the need for a Saviour to come to pay for the
sins of the world. The offerings were not to pay for sin. Salvation
never came through animal sacrifices. They were given to Israel until the
coming of the Saviour (Gal. 3:19), and were to remind the people that one would
come to shed his blood for their sins (Heb. 10:3, 4, 18).
What tribe was Aaron from?
A. From the tribe of Levi (Num 3:6,
Is the priesthood still of Levi today?
This priesthood was the sons of Levi, a tribe of Israel. This tribe
itself was subordinate to the older order of Melchisedek. Levi was deemed to
have tithed to Melchisedek when he was in the loins of his great-grandfather
Abraham. This order of Melchisedek represented the new priesthood of the
Church, which was open to all nations, or the Gentiles (meaning people of the
nations), through the death of its High Priest, Jesus Christ.
Are we all to be priests?
A. Y es (Rev. 1:6).
Are we to offer sacrifices for people?
A. Yes, but now in the form of prayers and
fasting and not temple sacrifices at this time.
For the matching activity please see the
work sheet. For the sequencing activity please see the work sheet and “Race to
the robes of the priest and High Priest”.
Race to the robes of the priest and High Priest
needed: Work sheets that include cut-outs of the 2
templates of the body of the person, 2 linen breeches, 2 white robes, the blue
robe with the pomegranates on it, ephod, breast-piece, belt, 2 onyx stones, 2
white linen turbans and one golden plate “holy unto Yahovah”, blue ribbons, 2
pieces of tag board, symbolism cards, glue sticks for each team. Have enough
supplies cut out and prepared so that each team has the supplies needed to make
a High Priest and priest.
up: Have the packets of supplies located on a table
or blanket on the ground opposite the start location.
Guidelines: Explain to the children that they are working in teams. The first
task is to have a relay race of picking up all the necessary supplies to
complete the project. When the official says: “on your mark, get set, go”, the
first team member runs down and gets one of supplies and tags the second team
mate who runs down and gets another piece of the supplies. Once all the
supplies are retrieved, the children begin to assemble the priest and High
Priest by correctly placing the articles of clothing on the figures. Lastly,
the children match the symbolism cards with the correct pieces of clothing, and
attach the symbolism card to the board. The children can present the finished
tag board posters of the High Priest and priest to the congregation, or it can
be displayed in the room.
Appendix A to Lesson (No.
Sequence of the
Consecration of the High Priest
Place the following items in the correct
order starting with what happened first.
Washing with water_________________________
Going to tent of
White linen robe_________________________
Bull for sin offering; 2 rams for
Seven days in the tent of
Blood on Aaron’s right ear, thumb, great
Golden plate with “Holy to Yahovah” _________________________
Anointing oil on Aaron’s
Belt or sash_________________________
Urim and Thummin________________________
After 7 days Aaron offers sacrifices for
B to Lesson (No. CB43_2)
Matching the symbolism of the priestly garments
with what they represent
a line from the item to what is symbolised by the item
Loins girded with truth
Law of God
Righteous acts of the saints (Rev. 19:8)
Washing with water
Complete Sabbath cycle
White linen robe
Gospel out to the world, place you stand is holy
Being in subjection to God the Father
Dedicated to God
Golden plate “Holy to Yahovah”
Righteousness shall be the girdle of his
lions and faithfulness the girdle of his reins (Isa. 11:5).