A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. — Deuteronomy 23:2
What does "even to his tenth generation" mean? Many commentators say that the phrase means, "forever", or, in other words, as long as he lives. Is there any textual support for this?
What is the Congregation of the Lord? Some commentators say that this is a political group, although the phrase itself suggests that it is a religious one. Is there any textual evidence to support either position?