Leviticus 13 Bible Study

 

Leviticus 13 Outline

 

– Regulation about a person with a rising, a scab, or bright spot on the skin (Leviticus 13:1-8)

– Regulation about a person with a white rising on the skin (Leviticus 13:9-11)

– Regulation about leprosy that cover the man from head to foot (Leviticus 13:12-17)

– Regulation about a white rising or reddish white spot on the skin (Leviticus 13:18-23)

– Regulation about a a reddish-white or white spot on a burn (Leviticus 13:24-28)

– Regulation about a sore on the head or chin (Leviticus 13:29-37)

– Regulation about white spots on the skin (Leviticus 13:38-39)

– Regulation about reddish white sore on the bald spot (Leviticus 13:40-44)

– A person with the aforementioned skin infection must leave his hair unkempt, cover the lower part of his face and cry out ‘Unclean, unclean!’ (Leviticus 13:45-46)

– Regulation about a woolen, linen, or leather material with mildew (Leviticus 13:47-59)

 

 

Leviticus 13 Summary

 

Leviticus 13 is about the regulations concerning the infectious skin diseases.

 

In Leviticus 13:1-8, a person with a rising, a scab, or bright spot, on the skin may suffer from skin disease so he must visit the priest (Aaron or one of his sons) to let him examine. If the priest finds out that the sore is more than skin deep or its hair has turned white, the skin disease is infectious. If the infected spot is white but it is not more than skin deep and the hair did not turn white, he will be placed in an isolated place for 7 days. After 7 days, the priest will examine him again. If there is no changes to the plague and the plague is not spread in the skin, he will be kept in isolation for another 7 days. After 7 days, if the priest examine him and found out that the plague has not spread and it is healing, he will pronounce the person as clean. If it does spread in the skin later, he is to come back to the priest to let him examine. If the priest found out that it has indeed spread in the skin, he will pronounce the person as unclean.

 

In Leviticus 13:9-11, anyone with leprosy must be brought to the priest. if there is a white rising on the skin, in which the hair has turned white and raw flesh can be seen in it, it is a serious disease and the priest must pronounce him as unclean.

 

In Leviticus 13:12-17, if the leprosy cover the man from head to foot and it had all turned white, the priest will pronounce him as someone who has leprosy but is clean. If there is a raw flesh, the priest must pronounce him as unclean. If the raw flesh turn white later, the person is to go to the priest, who will examine him again. If the priest examined that the raw flesh has indeed turned white, he will be pronounced clean.

 

In Leviticus 13:18-23, someone with a white rising or reddish white spot on the skin must go to see the priest. The priest must examine the person. If the hair in the infected area has turned white and if it is more than skin deep, the person suffer from an infectious skin disease. Otherwise, the priest will put the person in an isolated place for another 7 days. On the 7th day, if it has spread in the skin, the priest will pronounce him as unclean. If it is in the same condition and it did not spread in the skin, the priest will pronounce him as clean.

 

In Leviticus 13:24-28, if there is a reddish white or white spot on a burn and the hair in it turned white and it is more than skin deep, the priest will declare him as unclean. If not, the priest will isolate him in a place for 7 days. On the 7th day, if the condition remain same, the priest will isolate him in a place for another 7 days. If it is spreading, the priest will declare him as unclean. If it is not spreading but has faded and it remains a rising from the burn, the priest will pronounce him as clean.

 

In Leviticus 13:29-37, if a person suffer from a sore on the head or chin and it is more than skin deep and there is yellow hair in it, the priest will pronounce him as unclean. If it is not more than skin deep and there is no black hair in it, the priest will put the person in an isolated place for 7 days. The priest will examine the person again on the 7th day and if the infection did not spread and there is no yellow hair and it is not more than skin deep, the priest will put the person in an isolated place for another 7 days. After 7 days, if the condition remain the same, the priest will pronounce him as clean. If it did spread later, the person must go back to the priest and the priest will pronounce him unclean without having to check for yellow hair. If, however, the priest found that the itch is healed, the person will be pronounced as clean.

 

In Leviticus 13:38-39, if a person has white spots on the skin and the spots are dull white, the priest will pronounce the person as clean because it is a harmless rash.

 

In Leviticus 13:40-44, if a person become bald, he is clean. If a person has a bald forehead, he is clean. If there is a reddish white sore on the bald spot, the priest will examine him to see if it is reddish white like an infectious skin disease.

 

In Leviticus 13:45-46, Such a person must wear torn clothes, keep his hair unkempt, cover the lower part of the face and cry out ‘Unclean, unclean!’. The person must stay outside the camp as long as he has the infection.

 

In Leviticus 13:47-59, a woolen, linen, or leather material with mildew that is greenish or reddish is to be shown to the priest, who will examine it for 7 days. On the 7th day, the priest will examine it, and if the mildew has spread, the article is unclean and it must be burned. If it did not spread, the priest will order it to be washed and then isolate it for another 7 days. If the mildew is in the same condition, it is unclean as well and must be burned. If the mildew has faded, the priest will tear away the contaminated area. If the mildew reappear on the clothing, it must be burned with fire. If the article is rid of mildew after washing, it must be washed one more time then it will be clean.

 

 

Leviticus 13 Bible Study

 

1. Small sins and big sins equally make us a sinner

In Leviticus 13:6, if the plague has not spread, it is just a scab and he shall wash his clothes and be clean. This shows that whether small or big sins, it all matters to God and they are all equally considered as sins. No matter you commit a small or big sin, you are still a sinner and you must still confess your sin to God and ask for his forgiveness. Every sin including small sins and big sins need to be pardoned by God and washed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. In 1 John 1:9, if you confess your sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive you and purify you from all unrighteousness.

 

2. Don’t mingle with people that has negative influence

The lepers are isolated from the place where the people live. Lepers represent sinners. We should avoid mingling with sinners that has negative influences. Mingling with bad friends can have a negative influence on you. In 1 Corinthians 15:33, be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. In Proverbs 22:25, lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. In 1 Corinthians 6:9, know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. In 2 Corinthians 6:14, be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? In Ephesians 5:11, and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. In 1 John 1:6, if we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.