Readings for Monday Easter 5

Leviticus 21:10 “The priest who is chief among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil is poured and who has been consecrated to wear the garments, shall not let the hair of his head hang loose nor tear his clothes.

Matthew 26:65Then the high priest tore his robes and said,”He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy.

Sometimes I find these strange connections in the Bible and think, wait a second.  Here Leviticus says that the high priest is not to tear his clothes and then we see the high priest tearing his clothes in outrage of what he considers to be blasphemy by Jesus.  Obviously he’s really mad and making a statement but apparently he wasn’t suppose to (odd that there’s a rule for this).  And I wonder if they just take their clothes home and confess to their wives that they got mad (again).  Well, sorry if you expect deep theological insight with every post 😉

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  1. LOL!:) So glad you connected these verses! Definitely something to think about regarding the priest tearing his robes. I wonder if it was because the garments themselves were special or if it was because a priest shouldn’t get that angry? Of course Jesus got angry but then He never tore His clothes. I hope the priest’s wife made him sew his own clothes back together! 😉


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