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Leviticus 16:4 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(4) He shall put on the holy linen coat.—Better, a holy linen tunic. The four articles of clothing here mentioned, all of which were of white linen, constituted the sacerdotal “white vestments,” in contra-distinction to “the golden garments.” Of the white garments he possessed two sets, one of Egyptian linen, and the other of Indian and less costly linen. The community allowed the high priest thirty minæ to purchase these garments, and he could add as much as he liked from his own money if he wished them to be more costly, provided the material was linen made of six double twisted threads and of flax. It was the more costly vestments of Egyptian linen which the high priest wore on this occasion. The latter he put on in the after part of the day when he entered the Holy of Holies to bring out the censer. These garments were the same as those of the ordinary priests, except the turban, which was a little taller.

And he shall wash.—He had to bathe his body every time when he changed his vestments.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 16:4 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 16:4 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 16:4 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 16:4 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 16:4 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 16:4 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 16:4 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 16:4 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 16:4 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 16:4 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 16:4 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 16:4 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 16:4 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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