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Leviticus 23:14 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(14) And ye shall eat neither bread.—In acknowledgment of the bountiful Giver of the new harvest, it was ordained that the Israelites were not to taste any of it till they had dedicated the first- fruit to the Lord. By bread is meant the unleavened bread which they were now enjoined to eat. The unleavened bread for the first and the second days of Passover was prepared from the last year’s harvest, but the bread for the following days could only be made from the new harvest after the normal dedication of it to the Lord.

Parched corn.—See Lev. 2:14.

Green ears.—The expression carmel, which the Authorised version renders “full ears” in Lev. 214, the authorities during the second Temple took to denote the five kinds of the new grain, viz., wheat, rye, oats, and two kinds of barley, which were forbidden to be used in any form whatsoever prior to this public dedication of the harvest to the Lord. The same custom of dedicating the first-fruits of the harvest to the divine beings also obtained amongst the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and other nations of antiquity.

A statute for ever . . . —See Lev. 3:17; Lev. 7:23-25.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 23:14 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 23:14 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 23:14 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 23:14 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 23:14 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 23:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 23:14 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 23:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 23:14 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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