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Ezekiel 44:15

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The Levitical Priests

44:15 “‘But the Levitical priests, the descendants of Zadok 1  who kept the charge of my sanctuary when the people of Israel went astray from me, will approach me to minister to me; they will stand before me to offer me the fat and the blood, declares the sovereign Lord.

Ezekiel 44:20

Context

44:20 “‘They must not shave their heads 2  nor let their hair grow long; 3  they must only trim their heads.

1 sn Zadok was a descendant of Aaron through Eleazar (1 Chr 6:50-53), who served as a priest during David’s reign (2 Sam 8:17).

2 sn The shaving of the head was associated with mourning (Ezek 7:18).

3 sn Letting the hair grow was associated with the taking of a vow (Num 6:5; Acts 21:23-26).



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