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Leviticus 18:7 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(7) The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother.—The rendering of the Authorised Version is based upon the interpretation which obtained during the second Temple, according to which this injunction is addressed both to the daughter and the son. The daughter must not marry or have commerce with the father, nor the son with the mother. Hence the Chaldee Version of Jonathan translates it “the woman shall not lie with her father, and the man shall not lie with his mother.” Accordingly the case here contemplated is that of Lot’s daughters (Gen. 19:31-38). This passage may, however, be translated literally, the nakedness of thy father, and the nakedness of thy mother shalt thou not uncover. That is, they being both one flesh, the nakedness of the one is the nakedness of the other. Amongst the Persians and other eastern nations, marriage between son and mother was allowed.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 18:7 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 18:7 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 18:7 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 18:7 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 18:7 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 18:7 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 18:7 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 18:7 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 18:7 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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