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 13:3
13:3 The priest shall examine the mark on [the person's] skin, and if the hair on the mark has turned white, and the mark appears to have penetrated the skin, then it is the leprous curse. As soon as the priest sees it, he shall declare it unclean.
Vera'ah hakohen et-hanega be'or-habasar vese'ar banega hafach lavan umar'eh hanega amok me'or besaro nega tsara'at hu vera'ahu hakohen vetime oto.



Commentary:

hair
  At least two hairs (Sifra; Rashi; Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 2:1; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).

to have penetrated the skin
  Literally, 'deeper than the skin.' Or, 'in contrast to the skin' (Sifra; Rashi). Some say that this is true of all the above mentioned types of marks, se'eth, sapachath and bahereth (Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 1:7), while others say that it does not apply to se'eth which is a swelling (Raavad, ibid.; Ramban on Leviticus 13:4).





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