21:10 “ ‘The high18 priest—who is greater than his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil is poured, who has been ordained19 to wear the priestly garments—must neither dishevel the hair of his head nor tear his garments.20
tn The adjective “high” has been supplied in the translation for clarity, as in many English versions.
tn Regarding these signs of mourning see the note on Lev 10:6. His head had been anointed (v. 10a) so it must not be unkempt (v. 10b), and his garments were special priestly garments (v. 10a) so he must not tear them (v. 10b). In the translation “garments” has been employed rather than “clothes” to suggest that the special priestly garments are referred to here; cf. NRSV “nor tear his vestments.”