Verses of Leviticus 24


Leviticus 24:10 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(10) The son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian.—The name of the Israelitish woman, whose son is the subject of the narrative before us, we are afterwards told was Shelomith. She had married an Egyptian whilst she and her people were still in Egypt. Though the father’s nationality is here expressly given, yet from the fact that he does not personally come before us in this incident, it is evident that he remained in Egypt, whilst the son was of the “mixed multitude” who followed the Israelites in their exodus (Exo. 12:38). This incident, therefore, which is so difficult satisfactorily to connect with the preceding legislation, brings before us a picture of the camp-life of the Israelites in the wilderness. According to tradition, the father of this blasphemer was the taskmaster under whom Shelomith’s husband worked in Egypt, that he had injured Shelomith and then smote her husband, that this was the Egyptian whom Moses slew (Exo. 2:11) for the injuries he had thus inflicted both upon the Hebrew and his wife, and that the culprit before us is the issue of the outraged Shelomith by the slain Egyptian. This will explain the rendering here of the ancient Chaldee version, “A wicked man, a rebel against the God of heaven, had come out of Egypt, the son of the Egyptian who slew an Israelite in Egypt, and outraged his wife, who conceived, and brought forth this son among the children of Israel.”

Went out among the children of Israel.—Better, he went out into the midst, &c. This shows that he lived outside the camp and came where he had no right to be.

This son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together.—The cause and the manner of their quarrel or contention are not given. But. according to tradition, the “man of Israel” was a Danite, and, as we are told in the next verse, his mother was of the tribe of Dan, this semi-Egyptian contended with this Danite that he had a right from the side of his mother to encamp among the children of Dan, whilst the Danite disputed this, maintaining that a son could only pitch his tent by the standard of his father’s name (Num. 2:2). This contention, moreover, took place before the rulers who tried the case (Exo. 19:21-22). Hence the ancient Chaldee version translates it, “And while the Israelites were dwelling in the wilderness, he sought to pitch his tent in the midst of the tribe of the children of Dan; but they would not let him, because, according to the order of Israel, every man, according to his order, dwelt with his family by the ensign of his father’s house. And they strove together in the camp. Whereupon the son of the Israelitish woman and the man of Israel who was of the tribe of Dan went into the house of judgment.”

Verses of Leviticus 24


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Leviticus 24:10 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 24:10 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 24:10 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 24:10 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 24:10 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 24:10 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Leviticus 24:10 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 24:10 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 24:10 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Leviticus 24:10 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 24:10 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

Leviticus 24:10 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 24:10 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 24:10 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 24:10 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 24:10 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Leviticus 24:10 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Leviticus 24:10 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 24:10 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Leviticus 24:10 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Leviticus 24:10 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Leviticus 24:10 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Leviticus 24:10 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 24:10 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 24:10 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Leviticus 24:10 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 24:10 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 24:10 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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