Deuteronomy 22:11

Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.

Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts,.... The Jews say nothing is forbidden under the name of sorts but what is spun and wove, as it is said, "thou shalt not wear sheatnez", a thing that is carded, spun, and wove {l}; which Ainsworth translates "linsie woolsie", and is explained by what follows: as "of woollen and linen together"; of which See Gill on "Leviticus 19:19", whereas Josephus {m} observes, this was granted to the priests only to wear such garments. Bochart {n} affirms it to be false; but that great man is mistaken; the blue, purple, and scarlet, in the priests' garments, were no other than dyed wool; and it is a sentiment in general received by the Jews, that the priests wore no other but woollen and linen in their service; see the note on the above place; otherwise this law is so strictly observed, as not, to sew a woollen garment with linen thread, and so on the contrary {o}.

{l} Misn. Celaim. c. 9. sect. 8.
{m} Antiqu. l. 4. c. 8. sect. 11.
{n} Hierozoic. par. 1. l. 2. c. 45. col. 491.
{o} Leo Modena's History of Rites, &c. l. 1. c. 5.