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- Published on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 11:54
Do the two loaves of Levticus 23:17 represent Jews and Gentiles?
And why were they “baken with leaven,” which speaks of what is evil?
The feast of Leviticus 23:15-21, called in Deuteronomy 16:10, etc., “The Feast of Weeks”; in Acts 2:1, etc., “The Day of Pentecost”: and in Numbers 28:26, “The Day of the First-fruits”; is doubtless, as C. H. M. expresses it, “a type of God’s people, gathered by the Holy Ghost, and presented before Him in connection with all the preciousness of Christ.” This being so, the presence of leaven in the two loaves is, as he further says, “because they were intended to foreshadow those who, though filled with the Holy Ghost, and adorned with His gifts and graces, had nevertheless evil dwelling in them.” But the leaven was not burnt on the altar to God, either in this case or any other (see v. 20). That the number “two” may represent the elements, Jew and Gentile, out of which the Church is formed, seems reasonable enough.