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Luke 1:9

Context
NETBible

he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, 1  to enter 2  the holy place 3  of the Lord and burn incense.

XREF

Ex 30:7,8; Ex 37:25-29; Nu 16:40; 1Sa 2:28; 1Ch 6:49; 1Ch 23:13; 2Ch 26:16; 2Ch 29:11; Heb 9:6

NET © Notes

tn Grk “according to the custom of the priesthood it fell to him by lot.” The order of the clauses has been rearranged in the translation to make it clear that the prepositional phrase κατὰ τὸ ἔθος τῆς ἱερατείας (kata to eqo" th" Jierateia", “according to the custom of the priesthood”) modifies the phrase “it fell to him by lot” rather than the preceding clause.

tn This is an aorist participle and is temporally related to the offering of incense, not to when the lot fell.

tn Or “temple.” Such sacrifices, which included the burning of incense, would have occurred in the holy place according to the Mishnah (m. Tamid 1.2; 3.1; 5-7). A priest would have given this sacrifice, which was offered for the nation, once in one’s career. It would be offered either at 9 a.m. or 3 p.m., since it was made twice a day.



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