|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) The Egyptians let the hair of their head and beard grow only when they were in mourning, shaving it off at other times. "So particular were they on this point that to have neglected it was a subject of reproach and ridicule; and whenever they intended to convey the idea of a man of low condition, or a slovenly person, the artists represented him with a beard." Joseph shaved himself before going in to Pharoah (Genesis 41:14). The women of Egypt wore their hair long and plaited. Wigs were worn by priests and laymen to cover the shaven skull, and false beards were common. The great masses of hair seen in the portraits and statues of kings and priests are thus altogether artificial.
(2.) A precisely opposite practice, as regards men, prevailed among the Assyrians. In Assyrian sculptures the hair always appears long, and combed closely down upon the head. The beard also was allowed to grow to its full length.
(3.) Among the Greeks the custom in this respect varied at different times, as it did also among the Romans. In the time of the apostle, among the Greeks the men wore short hair, while that of the women was long (1 Corinthians 11:14, 15). Paul reproves the Corinthians for falling in with a style of manners which so far confounded the distinction of the sexes and was hurtful to good morals. (See, however, 1 Timothy 2:9, and 1 Peter 3:3, as regards women.)
(4.) Among the Hebrews the natural distinction between the sexes was preserved by the women wearing long hair (Luke 7:38; John 11:2; 1 Corinthians 11:6), while the men preserved theirs as a rule at a moderate length by frequent clipping.
Baldness disqualified any one for the priest's office (Leviticus 21).
Elijah is called a "hairy man" (2 Kings 1:8) from his flowing locks, or more probably from the shaggy cloak of hair which he wore. His raiment was of camel's hair.
Long hair is especially noticed in the description of Absalom's person (2 Samuel 14:26); but the wearing of long hair was unusual, and was only practised as an act of religious observance by Nazarites (Numbers 6:5; Judges 13:5) and others in token of special mercies (Acts 18:18).
In times of affliction the hair was cut off (Isaiah 3:17, 24; 15:2; 22:12; Jeremiah 7:29; Amos 8:10). Tearing the hair and letting it go dishevelled were also tokens of grief (Ezra 9:3). "Cutting off the hair" is a figure of the entire destruction of a people (Isaiah 7:20). The Hebrews anointed the hair profusely with fragrant ointments (Ruth 3:3; 2 Samuel 14:2; Psalm 23:5; 45:7, etc.), especially in seasons of rejoicing (Matthew 6:17; Luke 7:46).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole of the body.
2. (n.) One the above-mentioned filaments, consisting, in invertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.
3. (n.) Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
4. (n.) A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth.
5. (n.) An outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated. Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily (Nuphar).
6. (n.) A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.
7. (n.) A haircloth.
8. (n.) Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(triches kamelou): In Matthew 3:4 and Mark 1:6 the description of John's raiment is explicit to the extent of telling the kind of hair of which his raiment was made. It is probable that his garment was made of a tawed camel skin, for the more expensive woven camel's hair garment would not be in keeping with the rest of the description. It is still common among the poor in some parts of Syria, when a camel or other animal dies, to remove its skin and, after treating the inner surface to stop decomposition, to make it up into various domestic articles. The writer once saw a peasant dragging a skin along the road which proved to be that of a donkey which had just died on the route. His intention was probably to make it up into a cloak. Some believe that Elijah's mantle was of camel's hair (2 Kings 1:8; compare Zechariah 13:4). Of that we cannot be sure, for in the East today the hairy garment is usually goat's hair or wool either woven or still clinging to the skin. It was much more likely to have been one of these latter. See SHEEP. Camel's hair, when woven into fabrics, as in rugs, makes an article of even softer and more glossy texture than wool.
James A. Patch
('ez): The word for she-goat is used elliptically to mean goats' hair, which was used in the tabernacle furnishings in the form of curtains (Exodus 26:7; Exodus 36:14). Goats' hair was probably used in the Midianite and Israelite camps in much the same way as in the Bedouin camps today (compare Numbers 31:20). The tents, tent ropes and rugs are made of spun goats' hair. The provision sacks which hold wheat, rice, etc., and the saddlebags are made of the same material. A strip of the cloth rolled up furnishes a bolster for the head while sleeping (compare 1 Samuel 19:13, 16). Goats' hair cloth is admirab1y suited to stand the hard usage of a frequently shifting encampment. The children of Israel appreciated its utility, even for the tabernacle, where to the modern critical eye it would have looked out of place, matched against scarlet and fine linen (Exodus 25:4; Exodus 35:6, 26). The fact that goats' hair was used is good indication of the comparative crudeness of the tabernacle, when contrasted with present-day furnishings.
See also HAIR; WEAVING.
James A. Patch
har (se`ar, sa`ar, Aramaic se`ar, and their derivatives; thrix, gen. case trichos, kome):
1. Hair Fashions:
Hair was worn in different fashions by the Orientals of Biblical times, and not always in the same way among the same people in different epochs. We know this clearly from Egyptian literature and monuments, as well as from the writings of Greek authors (especially Herodotus), that the dwellers on the Nile had their heads shaved in early youth, leaving but a side lock until maturity was attained, when this mark of childhood was taken away. Priests and warriors kept their heads closely shaved; nothing but the exigencies of arduous warfare were allowed to interfere with this custom. On the other hand, the Hebrew people, like their Babylonian neighbors (Herod. i.195), affected long and well-cared-for, bushy curls of hair as emblems of manly beauty. Proofs thereof are not infrequent in the Scriptures and elsewhere. Samson's (Judges 16:13, 19) and Absalom's (2 Samuel 14:26) long luxuriant hair is specially mentioned, and the Shulammite sings of the locks of her beloved which are "bushy (the Revised Version, margin "curling"), and black as a raven" (Songs 5:11). Josephus (Ant., VIII, vii, 3 (185)) reports that Solomon's body-guard was distinguished by youthful beauty and "luxuriant heads of hair." In the history of Samson we read of "the seven locks of his head" (Judges 16:19). It is likely that the expression signifies the plaits of hair which are even now often worn by the young Bedouin warrior of the desert.
2. Hair in Idol Worship:
It is well known that among the surrounding heathen nations the hair of childhood or youth was often shaved and consecrated at idolatrous shrines (compare Herod. ii.65 for Egypt). Frequently this custom marked an initiatory rite into the service of a divinity (e.g. that of Orotal (Bacchus) in Arabia, Herod. iii.8). It was therefore an abomination of the Gentiles in the eyes of the Jew, which is referred to in Leviticus 19:27 Jeremiah 9:26; Jeremiah 25:23; Jeremiah 49:32. The Syriac version of the latter passage renders, "Ye shall not let your hair grow long" (i.e. in order to cut it as a religious rite in honor of an idol). It is, however, probable that among the Jews, as now among many classes of Mohammedans, the periodical cropping of the hair, when it had become too cumbersome, was connected with some small festivity, when the weight of the hair was ascertained, and its weight in silver was given in charity to the poor. At least, the weighing of Absalom's hair (2 Samuel 14:26) may be referred to some such custom, which is not unparalleled in other countries. The use of balances in connection with the shaving-off of the hair in Ezekiel 5:1 is certainly out of the common. See illustration, "Votive Offering," on p. 1302.
3. The Nazirite Vow:
We may also compare the shaving of the head of the Nazirite to these heathen practices, though the resemblance is merely superficial. The man who made a vow to God was responsible to Him with his whole body and being. Not even a hair was to be injured willfully during the whole period of the vow, for all belonged to God. The conclusion of the Nazirite vow was marked by sacrifices and the shaving of the head at the door of the sanctuary (Numbers 6:1-21), indicative of a new beginning of life. The long untouched hair was therefore considered as the emblem of personal devotion (or devotedness) to the God of all strength. Thus it was an easy step to the thought that in the hair was the seat of strength of a Samson (Judges 16:17, 20). God has numbered the very hairs of the head (Matthew 10:30 Luke 12:7), which to human beings conveys the idea of the innumerableness (Psalm 40:12; Psalm 69:4). What God can number, He can also protect, so that not even a hair of the head might "fall to the earth" or "perish." These phrases express complete safety (1 Samuel 14:45 2 Samuel 14:11 1 Kings 1:52 Luke 21:18 Acts 27:34).
4. Later Fashions:
In New Testament times, especially in the Diaspora, the Jews frequently adopted the fashion of the Romans in cropping the hair closely (1 Corinthians 11:14); still the fear of being tainted by the idolatrous practice of the heathen, which is specially forbidden in Leviticus 21:5, was so great that the side locks remained untouched and were permitted to grow ad libitum. This is still the custom among the Jews of Eastern Europe and the Orient.
See also HEAD.
5. Woman's Hair:
If Hebrew men paid much attention to their hair, it was even more so among Hebrew women. Long black tresses were the pride of the Jewish maiden and matron (Songs 7:5 John 11:2 1 Corinthians 11:5, 6, 15), but many of the expressions used in connection with the "coiffures" of women do not convey to us more than a vague idea. The "locks" of the King James Version in Songs 4:1, 3; Songs 6:7 Isaiah 47:2 (tsemmah) probably do not refer to the hair, but should be translated (as does the Revised Version (British and American), which follows the Septuagint) by "veil." dallah (Songs 7:5), signifies the slender threads which represent the unfinished web in the loom (compare Isaiah 38:12), and thence the flowing hair of women (the Revised Version (British and American) "hair"). rehaTim (the Revised Version (British and American) "tresses"), in the same verse of the So of Songs means literally the "gutters" at which the flocks were watered (compare Genesis 30:38, 41), and thus the long plaits of the maiden with which the lover toys and in which he is held captive. The braiding or dressing of woman's hair is expressed in 2 Kings 9:30 and Judith 10:3. In New Testament times Christian women are warned against following the fashionable world in elaborate hairdressing (1 Timothy 2:9 1 Peter 3:3).
The care of the hair, especially the periodical cutting of the same, early necessitated the trade of the barber. The Hebrew word gallabh is found in Ezekiel 5:1, and the plural form of the same word occurs in an inscription at Citium (Cyprus) (CIS, 1586), where the persons thus described clearly belonged to the priests or servants of a temple.
Numerous were the cosmetics and ointments applied to the hair (Ecclesiastes 9:8 Matthew 6:17; perhaps Ruth 3:3), but some, reserved for sacramental purposes, were prohibited for profane use (Exodus 30:32 Psalm 133:2). Such distinction we find also in Egypt, where the walls of temple laboratories were inscribed with extensive recipes of such holy oils, while the medical papyri (see especially Papyrus Ebers, plates 64-67) contain numerous ointments for the hair, the composition of some of which is ascribed to a renowned queen of antiquity. Even Greek and Roman medical authors have transmitted to us the knowledge of some such prescriptions compounded, it is said, by Queen Cleopatra VI of Egypt, the frivolous friend of Caesar and Antony (see my dissertation, Die uber die medicinischen Kenntnisse der alten Aegypter berichtenden Papyri, ere, Leipzig, 1888, 121-32). We know from Josephus (Ant., XVI, viii, 1 (233)), that Herod the Great, in his old age, dyed his hair black, a custom, however, which does not appear to be specifically Jewish, as hair-dyes as well as means for bleaching the hair were well known in Greece and Rome. It is certain that the passage Matthew 5:36 would not have been spoken, had this been a common custom in the days of the Lord. A special luxury is mentioned by Josephus (Ant., VIII, vii, 3 (185)), who states that the young men who formed the body-guard of King Solomon were in the habit, on festive occasions, of sprinkling their long hair with gold-dust (psegma chrusou).
For the Jews the anointing of the head was synonymous with joy and prosperity (compare Psalm 23:5; Psalm 92:10 Hebrews 1:9; compare also "oil of joy," Isaiah 61:3, and "oil of gladness," Psalm 45:7). It was also, like the washing of feet, a token of hospitality (Psalm 23:5 Luke 7:46).
On the contrary, it was the custom in times of personal or national affliction and mourning to wear the hair unanointed and disheveled, or to cover the head with dust and ashes (2 Samuel 14:2 Joshua 7:6 Job 2:12), or to tear the hair or to cut it off (Ezra 9:3 Nehemiah 13:25 Jeremiah 7:29).
8. Symbolical Use of Word:
We have referred to the thickness of hair which supplied the Hebrew with a suitable expression for the conception "innumerable." Hair is also expressive of minuteness; thus the 700 left-handed men of Benjamin were able to "sling stones at a hairbreadth, and not miss" (Judges 20:16). Gray hairs and the hoary white of old age were highly honored by the Jews (Proverbs 16:31; Proverbs 20:29; APC 2Macc 6:23). Besides expressing old age (Isaiah 46:4), they stand for wisdom (The Wisdom of Solomon 4:9 (10)). Sometimes white hair is the emblem of a glorious, if not Divine, presence (Daniel 7:9; APC 2Macc 15:13; Revelation 1:14). Calamity befalling the gray-headed was doubly terrible (Genesis 42:38; Genesis 44:29). The "hair of the flesh" is said to "stand up" (Job 4:15; APC Sirach 27:14) when sudden terror or fear takes hold of a person. The symbolical language of Isaiah 7:20 uses the "hair of the feet" (see FEET) and "the beard" as synonymous with "the humble" and the "mighty of the people."
Camel's hair (Matthew 3:4 Mark 1:6) is mentioned in connection with the description of John the Baptist's raiment. It represents, according to Jerome, a rough shirt worn under the coat or wrapper, though a rather soft fabric is produced in Arabia from the finer wool of the camel.
Goat's hair was the material of a cloth used for wearing apparel and for a more or less waterproof covering of tents and bundles. It is the black tent-cloth of Kedar' (Songs 1:5 Exodus 26:7; Exodus 36:14). In New Testament times it was the special product of Paul's native province, Cilicia, whence its name cilicium, and its manufacture formed the apostle's own trade (Acts 18:3). It is also mentioned as a material for stuffing pillows (1 Samuel 19:13).
See also WEAVING.
H. L. E. Luering
PLUCKING OFF THE HAIR
See HAIR, 7; PUNISHMENTS.
HAIR, PLUCKING OF THE
Hair (135 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:4 Now John himself wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 5:36 Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can't make one hair white or black. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 6:17 But, whenever you fast, pour perfume on your hair and wash your face, (WEY)
Mark 1:6 John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 7:38 Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 7:44 Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 21:18 And not a hair of your head will perish. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 11:2 It was that Mary who had anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother, Lazarus, was sick. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 12:3 Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 18:18 And Paul, after waiting some days, went away from the brothers and went by ship to Syria, Priscilla and Aquila being with him; and he had had his hair cut off in Cenchrea, for he had taken an oath. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:34 Therefore I beg you to take some food, for this is for your safety; for not a hair will perish from any of your heads." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 11:5 but a woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her Head, for it is exactly the same as if she had her hair cut short. (WEY BBE)
1 Corinthians 11:6 If a woman will not wear a veil, let her also cut off her hair. But since it is a dishonor to a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her wear a veil. (WEY BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 11:14 Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given to her for a covering. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Timothy 2:9 In the same way, that women also adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety; not just with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 3:3 Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 1:14 His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 6:12 I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Revelation 9:8 They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like those of lions. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 25:25 The first came out red all over, like a hairy garment. They named him Esau. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 27:11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 27:23 He didn't recognize him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother, Esau's hands. So he blessed him. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and they took him quickly out of prison; and when his hair had been cut and his dress changed, he came before Pharaoh. (BBE)
Genesis 42:38 He said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left. If harm happens to him along the way in which you go, then you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 44:29 If you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.' (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 44:31 it will happen, when he sees that the boy is no more, that he will die. Your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to Sheol. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 25:4 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 26:7 "You shall make curtains of goats' hair for a covering over the tabernacle. You shall make them eleven curtains. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 35:6 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 35:23 Everyone, with whom was found blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, rams' skins dyed red, and sea cow hides, brought them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 35:26 All the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats' hair. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 36:14 He made curtains of goats' hair for a covering over the tabernacle. He made them eleven curtains. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 10:6 Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons, "Don't let the hair of your heads go loose, neither tear your clothes; that you don't die, and that he not be angry with all the congregation: but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which Yahweh has kindled. (WEB JPS ASV BBE RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:3 and the priest shall examine the plague in the skin of the body: and if the hair in the plague has turned white, and the appearance of the plague is deeper than the body's skin, it is the plague of leprosy; and the priest shall examine him, and pronounce him unclean. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:4 If the bright spot is white in the skin of his body, and its appearance isn't deeper than the skin, and its hair hasn't turned white, then the priest shall isolate the infected person for seven days. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:10 and the priest shall examine him. Behold, if there is a white rising in the skin, and it has turned the hair white, and there is raw flesh in the rising, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:20 and the priest shall examine it; and behold, if its appearance is lower than the skin, and its hair has turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy. It has broken out in the boil. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:21 But if the priest examines it, and behold, there are no white hairs in it, and it isn't deeper than the skin, but is dim, then the priest shall isolate him seven days. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:25 then the priest shall examine it; and behold, if the hair in the bright spot has turned white, and its appearance is deeper than the skin; it is leprosy. It has broken out in the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:26 But if the priest examines it, and behold, there is no white hair in the bright spot, and it isn't lower than the skin, but is faded; then the priest shall isolate him seven days. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:29 And when a man or a woman has a disease on the head, or in the hair of the chin, (BBE)
Leviticus 13:30 then the priest shall examine the plague; and behold, if its appearance is deeper than the skin, and the hair in it is yellow and thin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is an itch, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:31 If the priest examines the plague of itching, and behold, its appearance isn't deeper than the skin, and there is no black hair in it, then the priest shall isolate him the person infected with itching seven days. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:32 On the seventh day the priest shall examine the plague; and behold, if the itch hasn't spread, and there is no yellow hair in it, and the appearance of the itch isn't deeper than the skin, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:33 Then his hair is to be cut off, but not on the diseased place, and he is to be shut up for seven days more: (BBE)
Leviticus 13:36 then the priest shall examine him; and behold, if the itch has spread in the skin, the priest shall not look for the yellow hair; he is unclean. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:37 But if in his eyes the itch is arrested, and black hair has grown in it; the itch is healed, he is clean. The priest shall pronounce him clean. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:40 "If a man's hair has fallen from his head, he is bald. He is clean. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:41 If his hair has fallen off from the front part of his head, he is forehead bald. He is clean. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 13:42 But if, on his head or on his brow, where he has no hair, there is a red and white place, it is the disease of the leper coming out on his head or on his brow. (BBE)
Leviticus 13:43 Then if the priest sees that the growth of the disease has become red and white on his head or on his brow where there is no hair, like the mark in the skin of a leper; (BBE)
Leviticus 13:45 "The leper in whom the plague is shall wear torn clothes, and the hair of his head shall hang loose. He shall cover his upper lip, and shall cry,'Unclean! Unclean!' (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 14:8 "He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water; and he shall be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven days. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 14:9 It shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off. He shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his body in water, then he shall be clean. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 19:27 "'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard. (WEB BBE RSV NIV)
Leviticus 21:5 They are not to have their hair cut off for the dead, or the hair on their chins cut short, or make cuts in their flesh. (BBE)
Leviticus 21:10 "'He who is the high priest among his brothers, upon whose head the anointing oil is poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not let the hair of his head hang loose, nor tear his clothes; (WEB JPS ASV BBE RSV NIV)
Numbers 5:18 The priest shall set the woman before Yahweh, and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal offering of jealousy. The priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that brings a curse. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 6:5 "'All the days of his vow of separation there shall no razor come on his head, until the days are fulfilled, in which he separates himself to Yahweh. He shall be holy. He shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow long. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 6:9 If death comes suddenly to a man at his side, so that he becomes unclean, let his hair be cut off on the day when he is made clean, on the seventh day. (BBE NAS NIV)
Numbers 6:18 The Nazirite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 6:19 And the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his separation is shaven: (KJV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 8:7 And this is how you are to make them clean: let the holy water which takes away sin be put on them, and let the hair all over their bodies be cut off with a sharp blade, and let their clothing be washed and their bodies made clean. (BBE)
Numbers 31:20 As to every garment, and all that is made of skin, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood, you shall purify yourselves." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 14:1 You are the children of the Lord your God: you are not to make cuts on your bodies or take off the hair on your brows in honour of the dead; (BBE)
Deuteronomy 21:12 Then take her back to your house; and let her hair and her nails be cut; (BBE)
Deuteronomy 32:25 Outside the sword shall bereave, and in the chambers, terror; on both young man and virgin, The suckling with the gray-haired man. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 5:2 Because of the flowing hair of the fighters in Israel, because the people gave themselves freely, give praise to the Lord. (BBE JPS)
Judges 13:5 For you are with child and will give birth to a son; his hair is never to be cut, for the child is to be separate to God from his birth; and he will take up the work of freeing Israel from the hands of the Philistines. (BBE)
Judges 16:14 So while he was sleeping she got the seven twists of his hair worked into her cloth and fixed with the pin, and said to him, The Philistines are on you, Samson. Then awaking from his sleep, he got up quickly, pulling up cloth and machine together. (BBE NAS)
Judges 16:17 And opening all his heart to her, he said to her, My head has never been touched by a blade, for I have been separate to God from the day of my birth: if my hair is cut off, then my strength will go from me and I will become feeble, and will be like any other man. (BBE)
Judges 16:19 And she made him go to sleep on her knees; and she sent for a man and had his seven twists of hair cut off; and while it was being done he became feeble and his strength went from him. (BBE NAS NIV)
Judges 16:22 However the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaved. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 20:16 Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men left-handed; everyone could sling stones at a hair-breadth, and not miss. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 1:11 And she made an oath, and said, O Lord of armies, if you will truly take note of the sorrow of your servant, not turning away from me but keeping me in mind, and will give me a man-child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and his hair will never be cut. (BBE)
1 Samuel 14:45 The people said to Saul, "Shall Jonathan die, who has worked this great salvation in Israel? Far from it! As Yahweh lives, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he has worked with God this day!" So the people rescued Jonathan, that he didn't die. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 16:12 So he sent and made him come in. Now he had red hair and beautiful eyes and pleasing looks. And the Lord said, Come, put the oil on him, for this is he. (BBE)
1 Samuel 17:35 I went out after him, and overcame him, and took it out of his mouth: and if, turning on me, he came at me, I took him by the hair and overcame him and put him to death. (BBE NIV)
1 Samuel 19:13 Michal took the teraphim, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair at its head, and covered it with the clothes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 19:16 When the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 10:4 So Hanun took David's servants, and after cutting off half the hair on their chins, and cutting off the skirts of their robes up to the middle, he sent them away. (BBE)
2 Samuel 10:5 When David had news of it, he sent men out with the purpose of meeting them on their way, for the men were greatly shamed: and the king said, Go to Jericho till your hair is long again, and then come back. (BBE)
2 Samuel 14:11 Then she said, "Please let the king remember Yahweh your God, that the avenger of blood destroy not any more, lest they destroy my son." He said, "As Yahweh lives, there shall not one hair of your son fall to the earth." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 14:26 When he cut the hair of his head (now it was at every year's end that he cut it; because it was heavy on him, therefore he cut it); he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels, after the king's weight. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 19:24 And Mephibosheth, the son of Saul's son, came down for the purpose of meeting the king; his feet had not been cared for or his hair cut or his clothing washed from the day when the king went away till the day when he came back in peace. (BBE)
2 Samuel 20:9 And Joab said to Amasa, Is it well, my brother? And with his right hand he took him by the hair of his chin to give him a kiss. (BBE)
1 Kings 1:52 Solomon said, "If he shows himself a worthy man, there shall not a hair of him fall to the earth; but if wickedness be found in him, he shall die." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 2:6 Do therefore according to your wisdom, and don't let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace. (See NAS)
1 Kings 2:9 Now therefore don't hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man; and you will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down to Sheol with blood." (See NAS)
2 Kings 1:8 They answered him, "He was a hairy man, and wearing a leather belt around his waist." He said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 9:30 And when Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel had news of it; and, painting her eyes and dressing her hair with ornaments, she put her head out of the window. (BBE NIV)
1 Chronicles 19:4 So Hanun took David's servants, and cutting off their hair and the skirts of their robes up to the middle, sent them away. (BBE)
1 Chronicles 19:5 Then certain men went and gave David word of what had been done to them. And he sent out with the purpose of meeting them; for the men were greatly shamed. And the king said, Keep where you are at Jericho till your hair is long again, and then come back. (BBE)
Ezra 9:3 When I heard this thing, I tore my garment and my robe, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down confounded. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 13:25 I contended with them, and cursed them, and struck certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons, or for yourselves. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 1:20 Then Job got up, and after parting his clothing and cutting off his hair, he went down on his face to the earth, and gave worship, and said, (BBE)
Job 4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face. The hair of my flesh stood up. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 41:32 He makes a path shine after him. One would think the deep had white hair. (WEB NAS NIV)
Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness. (WEB YLT NIV) Continued...