The true identity of biblical leprosy, and what it defines as within the confines of the Bible are areas of hot debate among scholars. The majority of religious academics generally now accept that the leprosy of biblical times is not what we...
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...nstrates the processes for the analysis of biblical leprosy, the judgements that surround it, and the repercussions sufferers face as a result. With regards to biblical leprosy, things become even more interesting in the fourteenth chapter of Leviticus. The text of chapter fourteen discusses the methods for the purification of leprosy and the leprous infection of inanimate objects. The procedure of purification (as found in Leviticus) was an incredibly intensive ordeal, and the belief that leprosy could spread to objects such as houses was a common mentality held by the people of the time (Howard 2007). Apart from the vast writings of Leviticus, other instances of biblical leprosy can be found in the book of Numbers with the infection of Moses' sister Miriam (Numbers 12.10), and in the second book of Chronicles with the leprosy of King Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26.19-21).
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