But if a priest buys a slave as a purchase with his money, he may eat of it; and those who are born in his house, they may eat of his bread. Bible see other translations

“born in his house.” This phrase refers to slaves, a point that is made especially clear when it is combined with “bought with his money.” Slaves could be bought, but also, the child of a slave was a slave who was “born in the house.”

[For more on “born in his house,” see commentary on Genesis 17:12.]

Commentary for: Leviticus 22:11