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Leviticus 21:13 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(13) A wife in her virginity.—From this verse the administrators of the Law during the second Temple concluded that (1) the high priest must be the husband of one wife, though the ordinary priests might have several; (2) that she must be a virgin, under the age of thirteen; (3) that she must not even have been betrothed to another person; and that (4) she must be the daughter of Jewish parents by race, as it is stated in the next verse, though the ordinary priest was allowed to marry the daughter of proselytes. The first of these enactments is also enjoined by St. Paul on Christian bishops (1Ti. 3:2; Tit. 1:16); whilst the fourth is actually expressed in the Greek version (LXX.), which has at the end of the verse, “of his own race.”

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 21:13 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 21:13 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 21:13 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 21:13 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 21:13 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 21:13 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 21:13 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Leviticus 21:13 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Leviticus 21:13 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 21:13 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 21:13 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 21:13 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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