Leviticus 10:10

Hebrew Bible

8 Then the Lord spoke to Aaron, 9 “Do not drink wine or strong drink, you and your sons with you, when you enter into the Meeting Tent, so that you do not die. This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations, 10 as well as to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean, 11 and to teach the Israelites all the statutes that the Lord has spoken to them through Moses.” 12 Then Moses spoke to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his remaining sons, “Take the grain offering which remains from the gifts of the Lord and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy.

Ezekiel 22:26

Hebrew Bible

24 “Son of man, say to her: ‘You are a land that receives no rain or showers in the day of my anger.’ 25 Her princes within her are like a roaring lion tearing its prey; they have devoured lives. They take away riches and valuable things; they have made many women widows within it. 26 Her priests abuse my law and have desecrated my holy things. They do not distinguish between the holy and the profane or recognize any distinction between the unclean and the clean. They ignore my Sabbaths, and I am profaned in their midst. 27 Her officials are like wolves in her midst rending their prey—shedding blood and destroying lives—so they can get dishonest profit. 28 Her prophets coat their messages with whitewash. They see false visions and announce lying omens for them, saying, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says,’ when the Lord has not spoken.

 Notes and References

"... Parallels between P and the book of Ezekiel are at least as noticeable and striking as those between D and Jeremiah. For example ... In P, God charges the priests “to distinguish between the holy and the secular, and between the impure and the pure” (Leviticus 10:10). In Ezekiel, God criticizes the priests because they “have not distinguished between holy and secular and have not made known [the difference] between the impure and the pure” (Ezekiel 22:26) ..."

Friedman, Richard Elliott The Bible with Sources Revealed: A New View Into the Five Books of Moses (pp. 15-16) Harper San Francisco, 2005

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