D. Punishment by Death for Usurping the Domain of the Aaronic Priesthood

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Note the following references that show the teaching authority given to the priests.

Num 3:10; 18:7 show punishment by death for violating the domain of the Aaronic Priesthood. An example of this punishment by death is seen in II Sam 6:1-8; I Chr 13:7-11. The key passage follows.

II Sam 6:6, “And when they came to Nachon's threshing floor, Uzzah put forth [his hand] to the ark of the Almighty and took hold of it because the oxen shook it.”
II Sam 6:7, “Then [the] anger of YHWH flared up against Uzzah and the Almighty struck him there for [his] error. And he died there by [the] ark of the Almighty.”

This type of event is unique, but the lesson is clear even though no other example is available. If some item, such as the two silver trumpets in Num 10:1-10, has a holy use for the priests alone, then anyone having the fear of the Almighty should refrain from meddling with it. To do so is a usurpation of authority.