Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Parshat Metzora, (Leviticus 14:1-14:12), 3/30/14

9. And it shall be, on the seventh day, that he shall shave off all his hair: [that of] his head, his beard, his eyebrows; indeed, all his hair, he shall shave off. He shall then immerse his garments and immerse his flesh in water, thus becoming clean.

Is this a baptism?

My wife is worried that he'll drop the hair trimmer and electrocute himself. I wonder what he does with the hair on his back. Someone must shave that off for him.

Rather than, as in Christianity, being all sinners, there are many avenues in Leviticus for redemption from our uncleanliness. The avenues are more difficult than our sinful acts themselves.

This final cleansing comes after the sores heal. The clothes are also washed.

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