613 Mitzvot Listed by Category: Lepers and Leprosy
The challenge for believers in Yeshua today is knowing what instructions apply. Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers. What many fail to realize is that the New Covenant writings don't contradict Torah but affirms it. Messiah Himself provides us with proper instruction in how we are to live. The basis of His teaching is Torah. Below is a key that will help to understand what instructions are valid today, what can't be done, what applies to the Jewish people only, whether in the land or not. There are some instructions that are open for debate.
|Valid for Believers Today||Can No Longer Be Followed||Applies to Israel Specifically||Applies to Israel - but can be followed by Gentiles||Open for Debate|
Given to Israel specifically to incorporate judicial structure for the nation, many of these instructions can be followed by believers today.
|578||Negative||Not to drove off the hair of the scall||then the person is to be shaved, except for the crusted area itself, and the cohen is to isolate him for seven more days.||Leviticus 13:33|
|579||Positive||That the procedure of cleansing leprosy, whether of a man or of a house, takes place with cedar-wood, hyssop, scarlet thread, two birds, and running water||This is to be the law concerning the person afflicted with tzara`at on the day of his purification. He is to be brought to the cohen, and the cohen is to go outside the camp and examine him there. If he sees that the tzara`at sores have been healed in the afflicted person, then the cohen will order that two living clean birds be taken for the one to be purified, along with cedar-wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop leaves. The cohen is to order one of the birds slaughtered in a clay pot over running water. As for the live bird, he is to take it with the cedar-wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird slaughtered over running water, and sprinkle the person to be purified from the tzara`at seven times. Next he is to set the live bird free in an open field.||Leviticus 14:2 - 7|
|580||Positive||That the leper shall shave all his hair||On the seventh day he is to shave all the hair off his head, also his beard and eyebrows he must shave off all his hair; and he is to wash his clothes and bathe his body in water; and he will be clean.||Leviticus 14:9|
|581||Negative||Not to pluck out the marks of leprosy||"When there is an outbreak of tzara`at, be careful to observe and do just what the cohanim, who are L'vi'im, teach you. Take care to do as I ordered them.||Deuteronomy 24:8|
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