Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference NotesScofield's Notes

Leviticus 13

Verse 2


Leprosy speaks of sin as

(1) in the blood;

(2) becoming overt in loathsome ways;

(3) incurable by human means. The anti-type as applied to the people of God is "sin," demanding self-judgment 1 Corinthians 11:31 and "sins," demanding confession and cleansing. 1 John 1:9.

Verse 3


Some have found in the regulations of this chapter concerning an inquest by the priest of a case of leprosy, elaborate provisions for the exercise of discipline in the local church. No little self-righteousness and cruelty have come in thereby. The explicit instructions of the N.T. are the alone and sufficient rule of discipline.

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Leviticus 13". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.