Leprosy

Jesus Touched The Leper And Healed Him - Mark 1:40 – 1:45 (commentary)

Keep in mind that lepers were considered unclean by the Jews and were required to keep a safe distance so they would not contaminate them (Lev. 13 & 14). A person with leprosy becomes a walking mess of foul smelling ulcerated growths whose face louses human appearance. …

Jesus Cleanses a Leper - Luke 5:12 – 5:16 (commentary)

A man came to Jesus who was covered with leprosy (v. 12). Leprosy was a feared disease because there was no known cure for it. It had a similar emotional impact and terror associated with it that AIDS does today. The symptoms ranged from white patches on the skin, to running …

The Difficulty of Having an Infectious Skin Disease - Leviticus 13:24 – 13:46 (commentary)

If you have a burn that gets infected and turns red or reddish-white, a priest must examine it (v. 24). Then if he discovers that the hair in the infected area has turned white and that the infection seems more than skin deep, he will say, “The burn has turned into leprosy, …