The Temple Institute: A Day in the Life of the Holy Temple: Initial Preparations

Initial Preparations

Immediately following the lottery, the last two priests mentioned above - those of the incense altar and the menorah - hurry to prepare themselves and the vessels they will require to carry out their respective services. These vessels are a golden basket which holds 2 1/2 kavim, (about 5 1/2 liters); an oil container, shaped like a large wine goblet and also fashioned of gold; and two keys. They give these keys to the Levite gatekeeper on duty; the Levites are the ones who are entrusted with guarding all of the Temple gates. They are appointed by a supervisor called "Ben Gever," who is in charge of opening the gates in the morning and closing them at night (Sheqalim 5,1).

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