And if it appears still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin; it is a spreading disease: you shall burn that in which the disease is with fire.
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George Leo Haydock
Flying, as that in man, ver. 12. Hebrew, "it is a leprosy, which returns and is rooted. "Chaldean, "it spreads. "(Calmet) See Calmet's Diss. on the Leprosy.
This dreadful disorder is very common in Arabia and Palestine. During the holy wars many of the Europeans were infected with it. The Jews believe, that the leprosy of garments and of houses was restrained to Judea, and attacked them only when the people rebelled against God. (Oleaster)
The providence of God often visited those, who would not obey his ministers, with this disorder, Deuteronomy xxiv. 8. and Numbers xii. (Theodoret q. 18.) (Tirinus)