Leviticus 13:41

41 And he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his head toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he clean.

Leviticus 13:41 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 13:41

And he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his
head towards his face
That is, from the crown of his head towards his forehead and temples, the fore part of his head; and so the Misnic doctors distinguish baldness, which is from the crown of the head descending behind to the channel of the neck; and that here mentioned, which is from the crown of the head descending to his face and forehead, over against the hair above F24: he [is] forehead bald;
to distinguish him from him that is bald behind: [yet is] he clean;
as the other: these cases are observed, that it might not be concluded that every man that shed his hair or was bald either before or behind was a leper, because the hair of a leper used to fall off from him; if he had not the other signs of leprosy, and which were the sure and true signs of it before mentioned.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Misn. Negaim, c. 10. sect. 10.

Leviticus 13:41 In-Context

39 Then the priest shall look: and, behold, if the bright spots in the skin of their flesh be darkish white; it is a freckled spot that groweth in the skin; he is clean.
40 And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.
41 And he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his head toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he clean.
42 And if there be in the bald head, or bald forehead, a white reddish sore; it is a leprosy sprung up in his bald head, or his bald forehead.
43 Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the rising of the sore be white reddish in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh;