sons of Zadok

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Steps leading to a wooden temple by Philip Halling is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

sons of Zadok

Ezekiel 40:44-47 (JDV)

Ezekiel 40:44 Outside the inner gate, within the inner court, there were chambers for the singers: one beside the north gate, facing south, and another beside the south gate, facing north.
Ezekiel 40:45 Then the man said to me: “This chamber that faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the house.
Ezekiel 40:46 The chamber that faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, the ones from the sons of Levi who may approach Yahveh to serve him.”
Ezekiel 40:47 Next he measured the court. It was square, 100 cubits long and 100 cubits wide. The altar was in front of the house.

sons of Zadok

Zadok’s line became the line from whom the high priest would come, particularly because he remained loyal to David during the rebellion of Absalom.

I think it is also significant that in the temple Ezekiel sees, only sons of Zadok may approach Yahveh. In Hebrew, צָדוֹק means righteous.

Only the righteous may approach the LORD — only those to whom the righteousness of God is imputed through the finished work of Christ on the cross.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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