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 13:4
13:4 However, if there is a [white] spot on the skin, but it does not appear to have penetrated the skin and its hair has not turned white, then the priest shall quarantine the affected person for seven days.
Ve'im-baheret levanah hi be'or besaro ve'amok eyn-mar'eha min-ha'or use'arah lo-hafach lavan vehisgir hakohen et-hanega shiv'at yamim.



Commentary:

does not appear...
  Or, 'is not in strong contrast to ...' (Chizzkuni; cf. Targum Yonathan; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).

quarantine
  (Radak, Sherashim). See Numbers 12:14,15. In a separate house (Rashi). This is because the person is now unclean (Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 10:10; Megillah 8b; cf. Tosafoth, Moed Katan 7b, Amar Rabbi). According to others, the word hisgir here means that the priest shall suspend judgment regarding the case (Saadia; cf. Chizzkuni). Others translate it, 'the priest shall encircle the mark' meaning that he should draw a line around the leprous mark to determine later whether or not it has expanded (Ibn Janach; Rosh, quoted in Tur on Leviticus 13:8; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah). See Leviticus 14:38.

the affected person
  (Ibn Ezra; see Saadia on Leviticus 13:12). Or the mark (see previous comment).





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