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Scall

Scall

A scaly skin eruption.

This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and SCALL, and for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house, and for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot: to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy. ( Leviticus 14:54-57 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Scall'". A King James Dictionary.

SCALL

skol (netheq; thrausma):

This only occurs in Leviticus 13 and 14 where it is used 14 times to describe bald or scaly patches of eruption on the skin. Such patches are generally the result of the action of parasitic organisms. The common form known now as scalled head is produced by a microscopic plant, Achorion schoenleinii. In Old and Middle English, scall was used for scabbiness of the head (Chaucer and Spenser). See also Skeat, Concise Etymol. Dict. of English Language.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SCALL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.