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Verses of Leviticus 17

8

Leviticus 17:8 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(8, 9) Whatsoever man there be.—Better, what man soever there be, as it is in the Authorised Version in Lev. 17:3. Here again we have an instance of the same legislative phrase used four times in one short section (Lev. 17:3; Lev. 17:8; Lev. 17:10; Lev. 17:13), being translated differently in the Authorised Version. The law enacted in these two verses requires that all legitimate sacrifices should henceforth be presented in the appointed sanctuary, which was the centre of national unity, thus abolishing the liberty which, in accordance with patriarchal practice, had hitherto existed, that every head of a family could be his own priest, and offer up sacrifices wherever and whenever he liked. The commonwealth of Israel were now to acknowledge one altar, one high priest, and one sanctuary. This law was binding not only upon the Israelite by race, but upon strangers who took up their abode in and joined the Jewish community. For wilfully violating this law the offender incurred the penalty of excision.

Verses of Leviticus 17

8

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 17:8 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 17:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 17:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 17:8 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 17:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 17:8 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 17:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 17:8 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 17:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 17:8 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Leviticus 17:8 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Leviticus 17:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 17:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 17:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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