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Leviticus 21:14 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(14) A widow.—By this the high priest was not only forbidden to marry the widow of an ordinary Israelite, or even the widow of a priest, but, according to the Jewish canons, a virgin who had been betrothed to another man, and whom she lost by death before they were married. If he, however, became engaged to a widow before he was elected to the pontificate, he could marry her after his consecration. He was, however, exempt from the obligation to marry the widow of his brother who died without issue. (See Lev. 18:16.)

Or a divorced woman.—The classes of women which follow are also forbidden to the ordinary priests. (See Lev. 21:7.)

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 21:14 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 21:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 21:14 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 21:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 21:14 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 21:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 21:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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