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21 When it reverts[a] in the Jubilee, the field will be holy to the Lord like a permanently dedicated field;[b] it will become the priest’s property.[c]

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  1. Leviticus 27:21 tn Heb “When it goes out” (cf. Lev 25:25-34).
  2. Leviticus 27:21 tn Heb “like the field of the permanent dedication.” The Hebrew word חֵרֶם (kherem) is a much discussed term. In this and the following verses it refers in a general way to the fact that something is permanently devoted to the Lord and therefore cannot be redeemed (cf. v. 20b). See J. A. Naudé, NIDOTTE 2:276-77; N. Lohfink, TDOT 5:180-99, esp. pp. 184, 188, and 198-99; and the numerous explanations in J. E. Hartley, Leviticus (WBC), 483-85.
  3. Leviticus 27:21 tn Heb “to the priest it shall be his property.”