Morrish Bible Dictionary
Cuttings in the Flesh
This practice was forbidden in the law, as also was making any mark in the flesh. It was customary among the heathen, who cut themselves for the dead and tattooed their bodies in honour of their gods: the Israelites belonged to Jehovah. Leviticus 19:28; Leviticus 21:5 .
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Cuttings in the Flesh'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/c/cuttings-in-the-flesh.html. 1897.