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Leviticus 14:15 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(15) Shall take some of the log of oil.—This he had to do with his right hand, which is actually expressed in the ancient Chaldee paraphrase.

And pour it into the palm of his own left hand.—Better, and he shall pour it into the palm of the priest’s left hand, that is, the priest who has hitherto performed the ceremony of cleansing the leper now takes some of the log of oil, and puts it into the left hand of his fellow priest. This is not only distinctly declared in the canons which obtained during the second Temple, but is expressed in the text, which is seen from the literal translation we have given of the clause in question. The same priest, however, was allowed to pour it into the palm of his own hands. To express this view, which the translators of the Authorised Version espoused, they omitted the word priest, which is to be found in the original, and substituted his own, which is not in the original.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 14:15 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 14:15 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 14:15 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 14:15 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 14:15 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 14:15 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 14:15 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 14:15 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 14:15 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)