Bibles

Verses of Leviticus 17

5

Leviticus 17:5 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(5) To the end that the children of Israel may bring.—The reason why these three kinds of animals, when intended for private food, are to be brought to the precincts of the sanctuary, and are there to be offered first as a peace offering to the Lord, is to prevent the Israelites sacrificing them to the demons in the open fields.

Which they offer in the open field.—The first part of this verse is better rendered, In order that the children of Israel may bring in [i.e., within the precincts of the sanctuary] their sacrifices which they are sacrificing on the face of the field; that is, which they have heretofore been in the habit of offering in the open fields to heathen deities, and which, in future, they might be inclined to do again. The phrase “open field “denotes the space outside the encampment, in contradistinction to the enclosed place where the Israelites sojourned. (See Lev. 14:7; Lev. 14:53, &c.)

Even that they may bring them . . . unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.—Better, and bring them . . . to the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Verses of Leviticus 17

5

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 17:5 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 17:5 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 17:5 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 17:5 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 17:5 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 17:5 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 17:5 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 17:5 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 17:5 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 17:5 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 17:5 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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