Or if there be [any] flesh, in the skin whereof [there is] a
Or "a burning of fire" F18: it is asked, what is a burning? that which is burnt with a coal or with hot ashes; all that is from the force of fire is burning F19; that is, whatever sore, pustule, or blister, is occasioned by fire touching the part, or by anything heated by fire: and the quick [flesh] that burneth have a white bright spot, somewhat
reddish, or white;
the Targum of Jonathan is, a white spot mixed with red, or only white; and so Aben Ezra interprets the last clause: this seems to set aside Bochart's interpretation of the word "adamdemeth", which we render "somewhat reddish", and be, very white, bright, and glittering since white is here opposed unto it; though it may be, the sense is, that the flesh burnt has a bright white spot in it, exceeding glittering; or however, at least, a white one: by the "quick flesh" that burneth, Gersom says, is meant the weak, the tender flesh which is renewed there, after it is healed from the purulent matter in it.
F18 (va twkm) "adustio ignis", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Termellius, Piscator.
F19 Misn. Negaim, c. 9. sect. 1. & Maimon. in ib. c. 6. sect. 8.