Leviticus 18:22 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)
(22) As with womankind.—This was the sin of Sodom (Gen. 19:5), whence it derived its name, and in spite of the penalty of death enacted by the Law against those who were found guilty of it (see Lev. 20:13), the Israelites did not quite relinquish this abominable vice (Jdg. 19:22; 1Ki. 14:24), to which the surrounding nations were addicted and which was so prevalent in the time of the Apostles (Rom. 1:27; 1Co. 6:9; Gal. 5:19; 1Ti. 1:10). By the law of Christ those who are guilty of this sin are excluded from the kingdom of God (1Co. 6:9-10), whilst the laws of civilised Europe rightly inflict the severest penalties upon offenders of this kind.
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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.