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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Leviticus Chapter 13

Leviticus 13:2

lev 13:2


Leprosy speaks of sin as

1. in the blood;

2. becoming overt in loathsome ways;

3. incurable by human means. The anti-type as applied to the people of God is "sin," demanding self-judgment (Co1 11:31) and "sins," demanding confession and cleansing. (Jo1 1:9).

Leviticus 13:3

lev 13:3


Some have found in the regulations of this chapter concerning an inquest by the priest of a case of leprosy, elaborate provisions for the exercise of discipline in the local church. No little self-righteousness and cruelty have come in thereby. The explicit instructions of the New Testament are the alone and sufficient rule of discipline.

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