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Reference: Boil


(rendered "botch" in De 28:27,35), an aggravated ulcer, as in the case of Hezekiah (2Ki 20:7; Isa 38:21) or of the Egyptians (Ex 9:9-10,11; De 28:27,35). It designates the disease of Job (Job 2:7), which was probably the black leprosy.

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The common gathering on the flesh, attended with inflammation, which the Hebrew word shechin implies. The boils were doubtless malignant when sent as a plague in Egypt, Ex 9:9-11; and they were severe in the case of Job when smitten by Satan. Job 2:7. Hezekiah's boil was apparently of an aggravated type, though a lump of figs was blessed to his recovery. 2Ki 20:7; Isa 38:21. See also Le 13:18-23.

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