1. Leviticus 10:7 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why were the priests not allowed to go outside the tent of meeting?

Leviticus 10:7 (ESV)

7 And do not go outside the entrance of the tent of meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you.” And they did according to the word of Moses.

They had to stay in the tent of meeting, the tabernacle, in order to keep away from everything that might defile them.