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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Wen

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Only in Leviticus 22:22 , "maimed" or "having a wen (margin "sores"), or scurvy," for (יבּל , yabbāl ), "running," hence, "a suppurating sore" (compare the Revised Version margin). A "wen" is a non-inflamed indolent tumor, and so "wen" is about as far as possible from the meaning of the Hebrew.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Wen'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/w/wen.html. 1915.

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