Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Leviticus 8:9

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

And he put the mitre - See Clarke's note on Exodus 28:36.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible
Verses 7-9

See the notes at Leviticus 8:9

The holy crown - The golden plate of the mitre was so called as the distinctive badge of the high priest‘s consecration. See Leviticus 21:12.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
The consecration of Aaron and his sons had been delayed until the tabernacle had been prepared, and the laws of the sacrifices given. Aaron and his sons were washed with water, to signify that they ought to purify themselves from all sinful dispositions, and ever after to keep themselves pure. Christ washes those from their sins in his own blood whom he makes kings and priests to our God, Re 1:5,6; and those that draw near to God must be washed in pure water, Heb 10:22. The anointing of Aaron was to typify the anointing of Christ with the Spirit, which was not given by measure to him. All believers have received the anointing.