The Priests

The Priests

  1. A priest must not marry a woman who is a harlot (zonah). (Leviticus 21:6-8)

  2. A priest must not marry a woman who refuses to repent of godworship (chalalah-a woman who worships false gods). (Leviticus 21:7)

  3. A priest must not marry a woman divorced from her lawful husband. (Leviticus 21:7)

  4. The High Priest must not marry a widow. (Leviticus 21:14)

  5. The High Priest must not marry a woman defiled by harlotry or godworship (the worship of false gods). (Leviticus 21:14)

  6. Priests must not allow their hair to grow long. (Leviticus 10:6)

  7. Priests must not tear, or serve with torn Holy Garments. (Leviticus 10:6)

  8. Priests must not forsake their appointed office. (Leviticus 10:7)

  9. Priests must not become ritually unclean except for their nearest relatives. (Leviticus 21:1-4)

  10. The High Priest must not go near any dead body. (Leviticus 21:11)

  11. The High Priest must not become ritually impure for any dead body. (Leviticus 21:11)

  12. The tribe of Levi shall have no part in the division of the land of Israel. (Deuteronomy 18:1)

  13. The tribe of Levi shall have no inheritance other than YAH’s Portion. (Numbers 18:20)

  14. Do not shave your head in honor of the dead. (Deuteronomy 14:1; Leviticus 21:5)