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{Leviticus 21:5} They shall not x3808 make 7139 z8799 baldness 7144 upon their head, 7218 neither x3808 shall they shave off 1548 z8762 the corner 6285 of their beard, 2206 nor x3808 make 8295 z8799 any cuttings 8296 in their flesh. 1320
not make baldness:
This custom is also called rounding the corners of the head ("Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard." {Lev 19:27}), and seems to have been performed in honour of some idol. "And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled." {Lev 10:6} + "Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. ... Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I [am] the LORD." {Lev 19:27-28} + "Ye [are] the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead." {Deu 14:1} + "He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads [shall be] baldness, [and] every beard cut off." {Isa 15:2} + "And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:" {Isa 22:12} + "Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall [men] lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:" {Jer 16:6} + "For every head [shall be] bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands [shall be] cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth." {Jer 48:37} + "Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads." {Ezk 44:20} + "And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only [son], and the end thereof as a bitter day." {Ams 8:10} + "Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee." {Mic 1:16}
the corner:
The Hebrew peath zakon, may denote the whiskers; as the Syriac phatho signifies. These are by the Arabs, according to Niebuhr, still cut entirely off, or worn quite short; and hence they are called by Jeremiah, קצוצי פאה, those with cropped whiskers. Perhaps some superstition, of which we are ignorant, was connected with this; but whether or not, it was the object of Moses to keep the Israelites distinct from other nations.

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