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Razor


Razor. Besides other usages, the practice of shaving the head after the completion of a vow must have created among the Jews a necessity for the special trade of a barber. Lev. 14:8; Num. 6:9, 18; 8:7; Judges 13:5; Isa. 7:20; Ezek. 5:1; Acts 18:18. The instruments of his work were probably, as in modern times, the razor, the basic, the mirror, and perhaps also the scissors. See 2 Sam. 14:26. Like the Levites, the Egyptian priests were accustomed to shave their whole bodies.