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Leviticus 18:17 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(17) A woman and her daughter.—That is, if a man marries a widow who has a daughter by a former husband, or if he forms an alliance with a woman who has a daughter out of wedlock, he is forbidden to marry also the daughter. But though this prohibition is directed against a peculiar form of polygamy. there can hardly be any doubt that, as the administrators of the law during the second Temple interpreted it, if he married either of them and she died, he could not marry the other any more, and that this prohibition did not apply to cases of illicit commerce. Criminal intercourse with one did not preclude him from marrying the other. For contracting the kind of polygamy here forbidden, the offenders were punished with death by fire. (See Lev. 20:14.)

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 18:17 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 18:17 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 18:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 18:17 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 18:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 18:17 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Leviticus 18:17 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 18:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 18:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 18:17 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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