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Leviticus 13:33 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(33) He shall be shaven.—The priest, for the sake of making sure, and to be able to examine the patient more thoroughly, is to have his head and beard shaved. This operation was performed by professional barbers, who were always on the spot.

But the scall shall he not shave.—The place, however, where the scall appeared was not to be shaved, so that the priest might be able to see the colour of the hair. The manner in which the shaving was performed during the second Temple was as follows: The hair round the scall was all shaved off, except two hairs on each side, which were close to the affected spot, to enable the priest to see whether the spot is spreading or not.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 13:33 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 13:33 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 13:33 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 13:33 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 13:33 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 13:33 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)