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The Ra’avad at the beginning of Tamid says that for the sake of guarding the Beis Hamikdash they were allowed to sit in the Temple courtyard.
Tamid 27a states explicitly that the leviim guarded on the outside so they could sit down.
Yosef Glassman offers an interpertation that the "kana bossem" (קנה בושם) mentioned in the book of numbers and in the song of songs as the good kane from the far country is marijuana you can read more about ot here and here
Do not drink wine "v'shechar", neither you nor your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, so that you shall not die. [This is] an eternal statute for your generations. (Leviticus 10:9) The word "shechar" can mean non-wine alcoholic beverage, or it can mean intoxication. Rashi says that, in this verse, "shechar" means intoxication. ...
My theory: In a time when barter was more common than it is today, people would pledge goods to the beis hamikdash for which there wasn't much use for their monetary value or for other personal reasons. Since there are only so many axes, fruit bowls, vintage autographed gladiator cards, etc that hekdesh could use, redeeming them would be a way for someone to ...
All utensils in the Mikdash had multiple copies. It's an explicit Mishna in Chagiga - last Mishna (3:8), actually: כל הכלים שהיו במקדש, היו להם שניים ושלישים; אם נטמאו הראשונים, יביאו השניים תחתיהן. So they surely had a few large containers and they could use them all if needed. As to why they covered the coals? As you said, you don't want ...
At least one of the garments required assistance in dressing/undressing - the אבנט (the belt), which was 32 amos long (more than 48 feet)! Also, the winding of the head covering would probably also require assistance. The Mishnah in Shekalim 5:2 mentions "Pinchas the Dresser", and the gemara Yerushalmi Shekalim 22b says that he dressed the Kohen Gadol.
It seems like the Tifferes Yisroel (Yochin 14) there understands this to mean that the Temple workers were there to take the clothes back from them and return them to storage - and not that they actually physically removed the clothes from their bodies.
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