Leviticus 16:31 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)
(31) It shall be a Sabbath of rest unto you.—Literally, a resting day of solemn resting, a Sabbath of Sabbaths, i.e., a day of complete and perfect rest. This phrase, which occurs six times in the Bible, is only applied to weekly Sabbaths (Exo. 16:23; Exo. 31:15; Exo. 35:2; Lev. 23:3), the Day of Atonement (Lev. 16:31; Lev. 23:32), and to the Sabbatical year, or the year of Jubilee (Lev. 25:4), but not to the other festivals.
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Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)
Charles John Ellicott (1819 - 1905) was a distinguished English Christian theologian, academic and churchman. He briefly served as Dean of Exeter, then Bishop of the united see of Gloucester and Bristol.
His works include:
- An Old Testament Commentary for English Readers, 1897. (Editor)
- A New Testament Commentary for English Readers, 1878.