Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
bring near to yourself Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the sons of Israel, to minister as priest to Me—Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.
and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you
seeking for the priesthood also?
But you and your sons with you shall
attend to your priesthood for everything concerning the altar and inside the veil, and you are to perform service. I am giving you the priesthood as a bestowed service, but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death.”
no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.
Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?