Leprosy
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews tsara'ath, a "smiting, " a "stroke, " because the disease was regarded as a direct providential infliction). This name is from the Greek lepra, by which the Greek physicians designated the disease from its scaliness. We have the description of the disease, as well as the regulations connected with it, in Leviticus 13; 14; Numbers 12:10-15, etc. There were reckoned six different circumstances under which it might develop itself, (1) without any apparent cause (Leviticus 13:2-8); (2) its reappearance (9-17); (3) from an inflammation (18-28); (4) on the head or chin (29-37); (5) in white polished spots (38, 39); (6) at the back or in the front of the head (40-44).

Lepers were required to live outside the camp or city (Numbers 5:1-4; 12:10-15, etc.). This disease was regarded as an awful punishment from the Lord (2 Kings 5:7; 2 Chronicles 26:20). (see MIRIAM; GEHAZI; UZZIAH.)

This disease "begins with specks on the eyelids and on the palms, gradually spreading over the body, bleaching the hair white wherever they appear, crusting the affected parts with white scales, and causing terrible sores and swellings. From the skin the disease eats inward to the bones, rotting the whole body piecemeal." "In Christ's day no leper could live in a walled town, though he might in an open village. But wherever he was he was required to have his outer garment rent as a sign of deep grief, to go bareheaded, and to cover his beard with his mantle, as if in lamentation at his own virtual death. He had further to warn passers-by to keep away from him, by calling out, `Unclean! unclean!' nor could he speak to any one, or receive or return a salutation, since in the East this involves an embrace."

That the disease was not contagious is evident from the regulations regarding it (Leviticus 13:12, 13, 36; 2 Kings 5:1). Leprosy was "the outward and visible sign of the innermost spiritual corruption; a meet emblem in its small beginnings, its gradual spread, its internal disfigurement, its dissolution little by little of the whole body, of that which corrupts, degrades, and defiles man's inner nature, and renders him unmeet to enter the presence of a pure and holy God" (Maclear's Handbook O.T). Our Lord cured lepers (Matthew 8:2, 3; Mark 1:40-42). This divine power so manifested illustrates his gracious dealings with men in curing the leprosy of the soul, the fatal taint of sin.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A cutaneous disease which first appears as blebs or as reddish, shining, slightly prominent spots, with spreading edges. These are often followed by an eruption of dark or yellowish prominent nodules, frequently producing great deformity. In one variety of the disease, anaesthesia of the skin is a prominent symptom. In addition there may be wasting of the muscles, falling out of the hair and nails, and distortion of the hands and feet with destruction of the bones and joints. It is incurable, and is probably contagious.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LEPER; LEPROSY

lep'-er, lep'-ro-si (tsara`ath; lepra): A slowly progressing and intractable disease characterized by subcutaneous nodules (Hebrew se'eth; Septuagint oule; the King James Version "rising"), scabs or cuticular crusts (Hebrew cappachath; Septuagint semasia) and white shining spots appearing to be deeper than the skin (Hebrew bahereth; Septuagint telaugema). Other signs are

(1) that the hairs of the affected part turn white and

(2) that later there is a growth of "quick raw flesh."

This disease in an especial manner rendered its victims unclean; even contact with a leper defiled whoever touched him, so while the cure of other diseases is called healing, that of leprosy is called cleansing (except in the case of Miriam (Numbers 12:13) and that of the Samaritan (Luke 17:15) where the word "heal" is used in reference to leprosy). The disease is described in the Papyrus Ebers as ukhedu (the Coptic name for leprosy is tseht). It is also mentioned in ancient Indian and Japanese history. Hippocrates calls it "the Phoenician disease," and Galen names it "elephantiasis." In Europe it was little known until imported by the returning soldiers of Pompey's army after his Syrian campaign in 61 B.C.; but after that date it is described by Soranus, Aretaeus and other classic authors.

1. Old Testament Instances:

The first Old Testament mention of this disease is as a sign given by God to Moses (Exodus 4:6 (Jahwist)), which may be the basis of the story in Josephus' Apion, I, 31, that Moses was expelled from Heliopolis on account of his being a leper (see also I, 26 and Ant, III, xi, 4). The second case is that of Miriam (Numbers 12:10), where the disease is graphically described (EP2). In Deuteronomy 24:8 there is a reference to the oral tradition concerning the treatment of lepers, without any details, but in Leviticus 13; Leviticus 14 (Priestly Code) the rules for the recognition of the disease, the preliminary quarantine periods and the ceremonial methods of cleansing are given at length. It is worthy of note that neither here nor elsewhere is there any mention of treatment or remedy; and Jehoram's ejaculation implies the belief that its cure could be accomplished only by miracle (2 Kings 5:7).

The case of Naaman (2 Kings 5:1) shows that lepers were not isolated and excluded from society among the Syrians. The leprosy of Gehazi (2 Kings 5:27) is said to have been the transference of that of Naaman, but, as the incubation period is long, it must have been miraculously inflicted on him. The four lepers of Samaria of 2 Kings 7:3 had been excluded from the city and were outside the gate.

The leprous stroke inflicted on Uzziah (2 Kings 15:5 2 Chronicles 26:23) for his unwarrantable assumption of the priestly office began in his forehead, a form of the disease peculiarly unclean (Leviticus 13:43-46) and requiring the banishment and isolation of the leper. It is remarkable that there is no reference to this disease in the prophetical writings, or in the Hagiographa.

2. Leprosy in the New Testament:

In the New Testament, cleansing of the lepers is mentioned as a specific portion of our Lord's work of healing, and was included in the commission given to the apostles. There are few individual cases specially described, only the ten of Luke 17:12, and the leper whom our Lord touched (Matthew 8:2 Mark 1:40 Luke 5:12), but it is probable that these are only a few out of many such incidents. Simon the leper (Matthew 26:6 Mark 14:3) may have been one of those cured by the Lord.

3. Nature and Locality of the Disease:

The disease is a zymotic affection produced by a microbe discovered by Hansen in 1871. It is contagious, although not very readily communicated by casual contact; in one form it is attended with anesthesia of the parts affected, and this, which is the commonest variety now met with in the East, is slower in its course than those forms in which nodular growths are the most prominent features, in which parts of the limbs often drop off. At present there are many lepers to be seen at the gates of the cities in Palestine. It is likewise prevalent in other eastern lands, India, China, and Japan. Cases are also to be seen in most of the Mediterranean lands and in Norway, as well as in parts of Africa and the West Indies and in South America. In former times it was occasionally met with in Britain, and in most of the older English cities there were leper houses, often called "lazarets" from the mistaken notion that the eczematous or varicose ulcers of Lazarus were leprous (Luke 16:20). Between 1096 and 1472, 112 such leper houses were founded in England. Of this disease King Robert Bruce of Scotland died. There was special medieval legislation excluding lepers from churches and forbidding them to wander from district to district. Leprosy has been sometimes confounded with other diseases; indeed the Greek physicians used the name lepra for the scaly skin disease now called psoriasis. In the priestly legislation there was one form of disease (Leviticus 13:13) in which the whiteness covers all the body, and in this condition the patient was pronounced to be clean. This was probably psoriasis, for leprosy does not, until a very late stage, cover all the body, and when it does so, it is not white. It has been surmised that Naaman's disease was of this kind. Freckled spots (Hebrew bohaq), which were to be distinguished from true leprosy (Leviticus 13:39), were either spots of herpes or of some other non-contagious skin disease. The modern Arabic word of the same sound is the name of a form of eczema. the Revised Version (British and American) reads for freckled spot "tetter," an old English word from a root implying itchiness (see Hamlet, I, v, 71).

The homiletic use of leprosy as a type of sin is not Biblical. The only Scriptural reference which might approach this is Psalm 51:7, but this refers to Numbers 19:18 rather than to the cleansing of the leper. The Fathers regarded leprosy as typical of heresy rather than of moral offenses. (See Rabanus Maurus, Allegoria, under the word "Lepra.")

(1) Leprosy in Garments.

The occurrence of certain greenish or reddish stains in the substance of woolen or linen fabrics or in articles made of leather is described in Leviticus 13:47;, and when these stains spread, or, after washing, do not change their color, they are pronounced to be due to a fretting leprosy (tsara`ath mam'ereth), and such garments are to be burnt. As among the fellahin articles of clothing are worn for years and are often hereditary, it is little wonder that they become affected by vegetable as well as animal parasites, and that which is here referred to is probably some form of mildew, such as Penicillium or mold-fungus. The destruction of such garments is a useful sanitary precaution. Possibly this sort of decaying garment was in Job's mind when he compares himself to a "rotten thing that consumeth, like a garment that is moth-eaten" (Job 13:28); see also Jude 1:23, "the garment spotted (espilomenon) by the flesh."

(2) Leprosy in the House (Leviticus 14:34).

The occurrence of "hollow streaks, greenish or reddish," in the plaster of a house is regarded as evidence that the wall is affected with leprosy, and when such is observed the occupant first clears his house of furniture, for if the discoloration be pronounced leprous, all in the home would become unclean and must be destroyed. Then he asks the priest to inspect it. The test is first, that the stain is in the substance of the wall, and, second, that it is spreading. In case these conditions are fulfilled, it is pronounced to be leprosy and the affected part of the wall is taken down, its stones cast outside the city, its plaster scraped off and also cast outside the city; new stones are then built in and the house is newly plastered. Should the stain recur in the new wall, then the whole house is condemned and must be destroyed and its materials cast outside the city. The description is that of infection by some fungus attacking whatever organic material is in the mud plaster by which the wall is covered. If in woodwork, it might be the dry rot (Merulius lacrimans), but this is not likely to spread except where there is wood or other organic matter. It might be the efflorescence of mural salt (calcium nitrate), which forms fiocculent masses when decomposing nitrogenous material is in contact with lime; but that is generally white, not green or reddish. Considering the uncleanly condition of the houses of the ordinary fellah, it is little wonder that such fungus growths may develop in their walls, and in such cases destruction of the house and its materials is a sanitary necessity.

4. The Legal Attitude:

It should be observed here that the attitude of the Law toward the person, garment or house suspected of leprosy is that if the disease be really present they are to be declared unclean and there is no means provided for cure, and in the case of the garment or house, they are to be destroyed. If, on the other hand, the disease be proved to be absent, this freedom from the disease has to be declared by a ceremonial purification. This is in reality not the ritual for cleansing the leper, for the Torah provides none such, but the ritual for declaring him ceremonially free from the suspicion of having the disease. This gives a peculiar and added force to the words, "The lepers are cleansed," as a testimony to our Lord's Divine mission.

Alexander Macalister

Greek
3014. lepra -- leprosy
... lepra. 3015 . leprosy. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: lepra Phonetic
Spelling: (lep'-rah) Short Definition: leprosy Definition: leprosy. ...
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167. akatharsia -- uncleanness
... Cognate: 167 (from 1 "not" and 2513 , "clean because unmixed, pure") -- ritual ,
caused by leprosy, open infection, child birth, touching a corpse, etc. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6883. tsaraath -- leprosy
... 6882, 6883. tsaraath. 6884 . leprosy. Transliteration: tsaraath Phonetic
Spelling: (tsaw-rah'-ath) Short Definition: leprosy. Word ...
/hebrew/6883.htm - 6k

6879. tsara -- to be struck with leprosy, to be leprous
... 6878, 6879. tsara. 6880 . to be struck with leprosy, to be leprous.
Transliteration: tsara Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-rah') Short Definition: leper. ...
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2224. zarach -- to rise, come forth
... A primitive root; properly, to irradiate (or shoot forth beams), ie To rise (as
the sun); specifically, to appear (as a symptom of leprosy) -- arise, rise (up ...
/hebrew/2224.htm - 6k

622. asaph -- to gather, remove
... consume, destroy, felch, gather (in, together, up again), X generally, get (him),
lose, put all together, receive, recover (another from leprosy), (be) rereward ...
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Library

Constantine's Leprosy; Healing and Baptism by Silvester.
... Chapter III Writings. 3. Constantine's Leprosy; Healing and Baptism by
Silvester. This tale is one of the most frequently found. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/3 constantines leprosy healing and.htm

That Covetousness Brings Upon the Soul a Spiritual Leprosy.
... Prolegomena. Chapter XXVI. That covetousness brings upon the soul a spiritual
leprosy. And such are seen to be lepers in spirit ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxvi that covetousness brings.htm

Defilers of Themselves with Beasts, Being Also Leprous, who have ...
... Canon XVII. Defilers of themselves with beasts, being also leprous, who have
infected others with the leprosy� Defilers of themselves ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xvii defilers of themselves.htm

Jesus Heals a Leper and Creates Much Excitement.
... it is idle to conjecture which city it was], behold, ^b there cometh { ^a came}
^b to him a leper [There is much discussion as to what is here meant by leprosy ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xxxiv jesus heals a leper.htm

The Leper
... clean. And straightway the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean. ...
RV) THE disease of leprosy was peculiarly fearful to a Jew. ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 1 40-45 the leper.htm

The First Stage in the Leper's Cleansing
... shall be brought unto the priest: 3. And the priest shall go forth out of the camp;
and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the first stage in the.htm

Naaman the Syrian and the Jordan. No Other Stream Has the Same ...
... interpretation about this Jordan, so good to drink, so full of grace, it may be
of use to compare the cleansing of Naaman the Syrian from his leprosy, and what ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of john/28 naaman the syrian and.htm

The Touch that Cleanses
... And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.4. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell
no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/the touch that cleanses.htm

A Slave Girl who Helped Her Master
... Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy." So Naaman went in and told
the king what the maid from the land of Israel had said. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/a slave girl who helped.htm

A Little Jewish Maid.
... She learnt to love her mistress very much; and was sorry for her master, for he
was troubled with the terrible sickness of leprosy, and she often wished he ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/a little jewish maid.htm

Thesaurus
Leprosy (51 Occurrences)
... That the disease was not contagious is evident from the regulations regarding it
(Leviticus 13:12, 13, 36; 2 Kings 5:1). Leprosy was "the outward and visible ...
/l/leprosy.htm - 37k

Infectious (19 Occurrences)
... 13:2 "When a man shall have a rising in his body's skin, or a scab, or a bright
spot, and it becomes in the skin of his body the plague of leprosy, then he ...
/i/infectious.htm - 12k

Infection (24 Occurrences)
... 13:2 "When a man shall have a rising in his body's skin, or a scab, or a bright
spot, and it becomes in the skin of his body the plague of leprosy, then he ...
/i/infection.htm - 14k

Leprous (27 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Infected with leprosy; pertaining to or
resembling leprosy. 2. (a.) Leprose. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/l/leprous.htm - 15k

Pronounced (63 Occurrences)
... and the hair in the plague hath turned white, and the appearance of the plague
'is' deeper than the skin of his flesh -- it 'is' a plague of leprosy, and the ...
/p/pronounced.htm - 26k

Appears (38 Occurrences)
... and if the hair in the plague be turned white, and the appearance of the plague
be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is the plague of leprosy; and the ...
/a/appears.htm - 17k

Fretting (6 Occurrences)
... Fretting in the sense of eating away, consuming, is used of the leprosy, ma'ar,
"to be sharp, bitter, painful" (Leviticus 13:51, 52; Leviticus 14:44, "a ...
/f/fretting.htm - 10k

Pronounce (47 Occurrences)
... the body: and if the hair in the plague has turned white, and the appearance of
the plague is deeper than the body's skin, it is the plague of leprosy; and the ...
/p/pronounce.htm - 22k

Examine (48 Occurrences)
... the body: and if the hair in the plague has turned white, and the appearance of
the plague is deeper than the body's skin, it is the plague of leprosy; and the ...
/e/examine.htm - 23k

Examination (10 Occurrences)
... It is leprosy. (See RSV). Leviticus 13:10 and the priest shall examine him. ... It is
the plague of leprosy. It has broken out in the boil. (See RSV). ...
/e/examination.htm - 11k

Concordance
Leprosy (51 Occurrences)

Matthew 8:3
Jesus stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be made clean." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 10:8
infirm ones be healing, lepers be cleansing, dead be raising, demons be casting out -- freely ye did receive, freely give.
(See NIV)

Matthew 11:5
blind receive sight, and lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear, dead are raised, and poor have good news proclaimed,
(See NIV)

Mark 1:42
When he had said this, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 5:12
It happened, while he was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man full of leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face, and begged him, saying, "Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 5:13
He stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be made clean." Immediately the leprosy left him.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 7:22
And Jesus answering said to them, 'Having gone on, report to John what ye saw and heard, that blind men do see again, lame do walk, lepers are cleansed, deaf do hear, dead are raised, poor have good news proclaimed;
(See NIV)

Luke 17:12
and he entering into a certain village, there met him ten leprous men, who stood afar off,
(See NIV)

Leviticus 13:2
"When a man shall have a rising in his body's skin, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes in the skin of his body the plague of leprosy, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest, or to one of his sons, the priests:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Leviticus 13:3
and the priest shall examine the plague in the skin of the body: and if the hair in the plague has turned white, and the appearance of the plague is deeper than the body's skin, it is the plague of leprosy; and the priest shall examine him, and pronounce him unclean.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Leviticus 13:8
The priest shall examine him; and behold, if the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is leprosy.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:9
"When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought to the priest;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:11
it is a chronic leprosy in the skin of his body, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean. He shall not isolate him, for he is unclean.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:12
"If the leprosy breaks out all over the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of the infected person from his head even to his feet, as far as it appears to the priest;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:13
then the priest shall examine him; and, behold, if the leprosy has covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean of the plague. It has all turned white: he is clean.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:15
The priest shall examine the raw flesh, and pronounce him unclean: the raw flesh is unclean. It is leprosy.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:20
and the priest shall examine it; and behold, if its appearance is lower than the skin, and its hair has turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy. It has broken out in the boil.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:25
then the priest shall examine it; and behold, if the hair in the bright spot has turned white, and its appearance is deeper than the skin; it is leprosy. It has broken out in the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:27
The priest shall examine him on the seventh day. If it has spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Leviticus 13:30
then the priest shall examine the plague; and behold, if its appearance is deeper than the skin, and the hair in it is yellow and thin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is an itch, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:42
But if there is in the bald head, or the bald forehead, a reddish-white plague; it is leprosy breaking out in his bald head, or his bald forehead.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:43
Then the priest shall examine him; and, behold, if the rising of the plague is reddish-white in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, like the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the flesh,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 13:47
"The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it is a woolen garment, or a linen garment;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Leviticus 13:49
if the plague is greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything made of skin; it is the plague of leprosy, and shall be shown to the priest.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Leviticus 13:51
And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Leviticus 13:52
He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woolen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Leviticus 13:57
And if it appear still in the garment, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, it is a leprosy breaking out: thou shalt burn with fire that wherein the sore is.
(DBY)

Leviticus 13:59
This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woolen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Leviticus 14:3
and the priest shall go forth out of the camp. The priest shall examine him, and behold, if the plague of leprosy is healed in the leper,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Leviticus 14:7
He shall sprinkle on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird go into the open field.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 14:32
This is the law for him in whom is the plague of leprosy, who is not able to afford the sacrifice for his cleansing.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Leviticus 14:34
When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS)

Leviticus 14:35
Then let the owner of the house come and say to the priest, It seems to me that there is a sort of leper's disease in the house.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 14:44
Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house; it is unclean.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Leviticus 14:54
This is the law for any plague of leprosy, and for an itch,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Leviticus 14:55
And for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house,
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Leviticus 14:57
to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean. This is the law of leprosy.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 12:10
And when the cloud was removed from over the Tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow; and Aaron looked upon Miriam; and, behold, she was leprous.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 24:8
Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so you shall observe to do.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 3:29
let it fall upon the head of Joab, and upon all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth by the sword, or that lacketh bread.'
(See NIV)

2 Kings 5:1
Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Aram, was a great man with his master, and held in esteem, because by him the LORD had given victory unto Aram; he was also a mighty man of valour, but he was a leper.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 5:3
She said to her mistress, "I wish that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 5:6
He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, "Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 5:7
It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But consider, please, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 5:11
But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said: 'Behold, I thought: He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
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2 Kings 5:27
Therefore the leprosy of Naaman will cling to you and to your seed forever." He went out from his presence a leper, as white as snow.
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2 Kings 15:5
And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a house set apart. And Jotham the king's son was over the household, judging the people of the land.
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2 Chronicles 26:19
Then Uzziah was angry; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and while he was angry with the priests, the leprosy broke forth in his forehead before the priests in the house of Yahweh, beside the altar of incense.
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2 Chronicles 26:20
And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out quickly from thence; yea, himself made haste also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him.
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2 Chronicles 26:21
And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a house set apart, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD; and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
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2 Chronicles 26:23
So Uzziah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the field of burial which belonged to the kings; for they said: 'He is a leper'; and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.
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Subtopics

Leprosy

Leprosy Leper

Leprosy: A Common Disease Among the Jews

Leprosy: An Incurable Disease

Leprosy: Ceremonies at Cleansing of

Leprosy: Christ Gave Power to Heal

Leprosy: Entailed

Leprosy: Garments: Incurable Infected With, Burned

Leprosy: Garments: Infected With, to Have the Piece First Torn Out

Leprosy: Garments: Suspected of, But not Having, Washed and Pronounced Clean

Leprosy: Garments: Suspected of, Shown to Priest

Leprosy: Garments: Suspected of, Shut up Seven Days

Leprosy: Healed by Jesus

Leprosy: Healed: Disciples Empowered to Heal

Leprosy: Healed: Miriam

Leprosy: Healed: Naaman

Leprosy: Houses: Ceremonies at Cleansing of

Leprosy: Houses: Incurably Infected With, Pulled Down and Removed

Leprosy: Houses: Infected With, Communicated Uncleanness to Everyone Who

Leprosy: Houses: Suspected of, But not Infected, Pronounced Clean

Leprosy: Houses: Suspected of, Emptied

Leprosy: Houses: Suspected of, Inspected by Priest

Leprosy: Houses: Suspected of, Reported to Priest

Leprosy: Houses: Suspected of, Shut up Seven Days

Leprosy: Houses: To Have the Part Infected With, First Removed, and the Rest

Leprosy: Infected: Garments

Leprosy: Infected: Houses

Leprosy: Infected: Men

Leprosy: Infected: Women

Leprosy: Isolation of Lepers

Leprosy: Law Concerning

Leprosy: Leprosy not Mentioned Above: Azariah

Leprosy: Leprosy not Mentioned Above: Four Lepers Outside Samaria

Leprosy: Leprosy not Mentioned Above: Simon

Leprosy: Less Inveterate when It Covered the Whole Body

Leprosy: Often Began With a Bright Red Spot

Leprosy: Often Hereditary

Leprosy: Often Sent As a Punishment for Sin

Leprosy: Parts Affected by The Beard

Leprosy: Parts Affected by The Forehead

Leprosy: Parts Affected by The Hand

Leprosy: Parts Affected by The Head

Leprosy: Parts Affected by The Whole Body

Leprosy: Power of Christ Manifested in Curing

Leprosy: Power of God Manifested in Curing

Leprosy: Sent As a Judgment On: Gehazi

Leprosy: Sent As a Judgment On: Miriam

Leprosy: Sent As a Judgment On: Uzziah

Leprosy: Separate Burial of

Leprosy: The Priests: Examined all Persons Healed of

Leprosy: The Priests: Examined Persons Suspected of

Leprosy: The Priests: had Rules for Distinguishing

Leprosy: The Priests: Judges and Directors in Cases of

Leprosy: The Priests: Shut up Persons Suspected of, Seven Days

Leprosy: Those Afflicted With: Associated Together

Leprosy: Those Afflicted With: Ceremonially Unclean

Leprosy: Those Afflicted With: Cut off from God's House

Leprosy: Those Afflicted With: Dwelt in a Separate House

Leprosy: Those Afflicted With: Excluded from Priest's office

Leprosy: Those Afflicted With: Separated from Intercourse With Others

Leprosy: Those Afflicted With: To Cry Unclean when Approached

Leprosy: Those Afflicted With: To Have Their Heads Bare, Clothes Rent, and Lip Covered

Leprosy: Turned the Hair White or Yellow

Leprosy: Turned the Skin White

Related Terms

Infectious (19 Occurrences)

Infection (24 Occurrences)

Leprous (27 Occurrences)

Pronounced (63 Occurrences)

Appears (38 Occurrences)

Fretting (6 Occurrences)

Pronounce (47 Occurrences)

Examine (48 Occurrences)

Examination (10 Occurrences)

Deeper (18 Occurrences)

Sore (156 Occurrences)

Spot (42 Occurrences)

Leper (34 Occurrences)

Cleansed (76 Occurrences)

Naaman (19 Occurrences)

Willing (152 Occurrences)

Woollen (4 Occurrences)

Woolen (6 Occurrences)

Fret (9 Occurrences)

Reddish (6 Occurrences)

Malignant (5 Occurrences)

Corroding (3 Occurrences)

Appeareth (31 Occurrences)

Scab (7 Occurrences)

Diseased (39 Occurrences)

Forehead (23 Occurrences)

Skin (115 Occurrences)

Appearance (126 Occurrences)

Mildew (26 Occurrences)

Uzziah (27 Occurrences)

Cure (28 Occurrences)

Farther (33 Occurrences)

Recover (37 Occurrences)

Plague (142 Occurrences)

Azariah (47 Occurrences)

Bright (85 Occurrences)

Clean (298 Occurrences)

Cleanse (75 Occurrences)

Boil (29 Occurrences)

Covered (325 Occurrences)

Na'aman (15 Occurrences)

Jotham (26 Occurrences)

Wheresoever (17 Occurrences)

White-reddish (4 Occurrences)

Instantly (39 Occurrences)

Itch (11 Occurrences)

Inflammation (6 Occurrences)

Infected (5 Occurrences)

Touched (96 Occurrences)

Rash (18 Occurrences)

Reddish-white (4 Occurrences)

Eruption (6 Occurrences)

Malignancy (2 Occurrences)

Miriam (13 Occurrences)

Bald (12 Occurrences)

Breaks (35 Occurrences)

Body's (3 Occurrences)

Covers (50 Occurrences)

Scall (9 Occurrences)

Stretched (234 Occurrences)

Swelling (14 Occurrences)

Elisha (70 Occurrences)

Cured (62 Occurrences)

Lying (203 Occurrences)

Spreading (74 Occurrences)

Straightway (96 Occurrences)

Deep (237 Occurrences)

Straight (196 Occurrences)

Disease (213 Occurrences)

Direct (58 Occurrences)

Abroad (120 Occurrences)

Immediately (141 Occurrences)

Lie (291 Occurrences)

Vessel (118 Occurrences)

Scale (38 Occurrences)

Wherever (107 Occurrences)

Uncleanness (56 Occurrences)

Departed (270 Occurrences)

Snow (25 Occurrences)

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