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Leprosy

In Jesus’ time, leprosy included skin disorders of many types—not just Hansen’s disease, which is what we associate with leprosy. Some were serious: some were not. “Leprosy” included psoriasis, eczema, impetigo, boils, rashes, acne, and Hansen’s disease. Leprosy was not associated with bacteria or viruses—those things were not known of in Jesus’ day. Rather, it was associated with demons—“The lepr...

 
 
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