- I would suggest that St. Clement is considering the whole order of the Aaronic priesthood and worship as a divine appointment. - "Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom", T. W. Allies.
- For, since the dominion had been for ever transferred to the house of David, these rulers can be considered only as being engrafted into it, as representatives and vice- regents,- much in the same way as the blessing, which was bestowed upon the people by the priestly office of the non- priest Samuel, must be considered as being included in the promise in reference to the Aaronic priesthood. - "Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2", Ernst Hengstenberg.