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The Jewish men, except Nazarites, Numbers 6:5,9 , and cases like that of Absalom, 2 Samuel 14:26 , cut their hair moderately short, 1 Corinthians 11:14 , and applied fragrant ointments to it, Exodus 30:30-33 Psalm 23:5 Ecclesiastes 9:8 . In mourning they wholly neglected it, or shaved it close, or plucked it out by handfuls, Jeremiah 7:29 . Women prized a fine head of hair, and plaited, perfumed, and decked it in many ways, Isaiah 3:18,24 1 Corinthians 11:15 , so much as to call for apostolic interdictions, 1 Timothy 2:9 1 Peter 3:9 . "Hair like women's" characterized the locusts of antichrist, Revelation 9:8 . Lepers when cleansed, and Levites, on their consecration, shaved the whole body, Leviticus 13:1-59 14:8,9 .

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Hair'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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