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.