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How did bridegrooms dress like priests? (Isaiah 61:10)

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I delight greatly in the Lord;
    my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
    and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
    and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Isaiah 61:10

ESV - 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord ; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 08 2019 Mini Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Song of Solomon 3:11 makes a reference to a bridegroom on the day of his marriage wearing a special head-dress, which Isaiah is comparing in the verse cited in the question to the mitre or turban worn by a priest, as mentioned in verses such as Exodus 28:4, Exodus 39:28, and Ezekiel 44:18.

Isaiah used this comparison to correlate with other references that he made (as in Isaiah 62:4) to Israel being figuratively "wed" to God as His bride (similar to references in the New Testament (such as Ephesians 5:25-27, or Revelation 21:2 and Revelation 21:9) to the church being the bride of Christ).

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