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Hunchback
Crook-Backed • Crook-backt • Crookbacked • Crookbackt • Crookedback
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hunchback
Hunchback[Heb gibbēn]; AV CROOKBACKT; NEB “mis-shapen brows.” One of the disqualifications for the priesthood listed in Lev. 21:20. The affliction was probably Pott’s disease, an angular curvature of the spine resulting from tubercular caries of the vertebrae. Its presence has been demonstrated in
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Crookbacked
CROOKBACKED (Heb. gibbēn, to be “arched,” or “contracted”). A humpback (Lev. 21:20, 21) was one of the blemishes that unfitted a priest for the sacred service of the sanctuary. See also Diseases: Hunchback.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CROOK-BACKED
CROOK-BACKED<krook’-bakt> ([גִּבֵּן‎, gibben]; [κυρτός, kurtos]): A disqualification for the priesthood (Leviticus 21:20); was probably an angular curvature of the spine, usually the result of tubercular caries of the vertebrae. It was by no means uncommon in ancient Egypt, where I have found a considerable
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hunchback
HUNCHBACK One with a humped (curved or crooked) back. According to the Holiness Code, a hunchback was excluded from priestly service though allowed to eat the priests’ holy food (Lev. 21:20). REB translates the unique Hebrew term, “misshapen brows.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Crookbackt
crookbackt. KJV rendering of Hebrew gbēn H1492, “hunchbacked” (Lev. 21:20).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Crook-Backed
CROOK-BACKED, krŏŏkʹbakt (גִּבֵּן‎, gibbēn; κυρτός, kurtós): A disqualification for the priesthood (Lev 21:20); was probably an angular curvature of the spine, usually the result of tubercular caries of the vertebrae. It was by no means uncommon in ancient Egypt, where I have found a considerable
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HUNCHBACK
HUNCHBACK [גִּבֵּןgibben]. A physical deformity included among a list of others (lameness, blindness, etc.) that disqualify a Levite from offering sacrifices to Yahweh (Lev 21:16–23). However, such deformities do not prohibit the individual from eating from the offerings themselves.
Key passages
Le 21:20

or a hunchback or a dwarf, or a spot in his eye or a skin disorder or a skin eruption or a crushed testicle.

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