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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Leviticus Covers Infectious Skin Diseases

Today's Reading:
  • Leviticus 13:1 - 59
  • Proverbs 10:10
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Leviticus 13:1 - 59
Today's reading was morbidly interesting as it talked about infectious skin diseases and later mildew and mold.  Processes were given for how and when a person should be quarantined when they had a skin disease.

This makes a lot of sense to me, especially if problems such as contagious skin diseases were prevalent in that time.  I did, however, find one thing that struck me as bizarre.  In verse 3:13, it says that if a person's entire skin turns white, well then they are clean because their skin is white.  I guess this would refer to people who were losing melanin (Vitiligo).  Regardless the process was interesting and I can see how it would serve a purpose.

The reading ended with talks of mildew and mold in clothing and items.  There was a quarantine process for that also.  I almost find that more interesting because today we know the health dangers of mold and mildew, yet I doubt they knew how bad it was health wise to be breathing in the spores, or even an awareness that those things were alive and blowing spores around in the first place. 

Proverbs 10:10
People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace.
You want to stay out of trouble? Don't invite it!  Don't encourage it!  Simple enough advice for me to follow.

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