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Watch: How Ancient Washing and Anointings at the Tabernacle of Moses Symbolize the Atonement


The washing and anointing of priests as explained in Exodus was a sacred and symbolic ritual.

Exodus 40:12–13 reads, “And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water. And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.” What was this ancient process like? And how did this ritual symbolize the Atonement of Jesus Christ?

"These rituals can be an outward representation of the truth that it is only through the atoning power of the Savior that we can ultimately be worthy and able to enter the presence of the Lord!" a new video by Daniel Smith explains. Watch the video below to learn more about ancient washing and anointings, orread the full transcript here.

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The Laver and the Washing and Anointing of Priests

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