Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I have always wondered why the Bible says this.

From Lois Tverberg's email newsletter:

Dyed-wool_linenMost Christians would agree — the levitical law that wins the prize for weird is Deuteronomy 22:11:“Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.”
Why on earth did God make such an odd prohibition? I used to roll my eyes at this one.
In its ancient context, though, the law had a perfectly logical reasoning. Both the priestly garments and the tabernacle weavings were a combination of wool and linen. The priest’s white undergarment was linen, and the brightly colored vestment was wool. So it was prohibited for laypersons to dress in the same way. (Read the rest of the article at this link.)

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