Razor

Razor [N] [S]

The Nazarites were forbidden to make use of the razor ( Numbers 6:5 ; Judges 13:5 ). At their consecration the Levites were shaved all over with a razor ( Numbers 8:7 ; Compare Psalms 52:2 ; Ezekiel 5:1 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Razor". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Razor. [N] [E]

Besides other usages, the practice of shaving the head after the completion of a vow must have created among the Jews a necessity for the special trade of a barber. ( Leviticus 14:8 ; Numbers 6:9 Numbers 6:18 ; 8:7 ; Judges 13:5 ; Isaiah 7:20 ; Ezekiel 5:1 ; Acts 18:18 ) The instruments of his work were probably, as in modern times, the razor, the basin, the mirror, and perhaps also the scissors. See ( 2 Samuel 14:26 ) Like the Levites, the Egyptian priests were accustomed to shave their whole bodies.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Razor'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.