Leviticus 13:24

24 Or if there be any flesh, in the skin whereof there is a hot[a] burning, and the quick flesh that burneth have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;

Leviticus 13:24 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 13:24

Or if there be [any] flesh, in the skin whereof [there is] a
hot burning
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.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 (va twkm) "adustio ignis", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Termellius, Piscator.
F19 Misn. Negaim, c. 9. sect. 1. & Maimon. in ib. c. 6. sect. 8.

Leviticus 13:24 In-Context

22 And if it spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague.
23 But if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not, it is a burning boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
24 Or if there be any flesh, in the skin whereof there is a hot burning, and the quick flesh that burneth have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;
25 Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and it be in sight deeper than the skin; it is a leprosy broken out of the burning: wherefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.
26 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the other skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. a hot...: Heb. a burning of fire