New Defender's Study Bible Notes
14:2 law of the leper. There is no record in the Bible of any leper ever cured by natural means, just as sin cannot be cured by any natural process. Nevertheless the detailed description of what a leper must do if he ever was cured provide a striking physical parallel to the spiritual cleansing of a sinner. When Jesus miraculously cured ten lepers, it is significant that He sent them to the priest to follow the prescribed ceremony of cleansing (Luke 17:14). Probably the priest was amazed and completely inexperienced in such a ceremony.
14:14 tip of the right ear. It is interesting that the rite of the leper’s cleansing was similar to that of the installation and investiture of the priest. In both cases, the sacrificial blood was placed on the ear, thumb and toe (Leviticus 8:23), indicating that the individual henceforth should hear God’s word with his cleansed ear, work for God with his cleansed hands, and follow God’s leading with his cleansed feet.
14:34 leprosy in a house. For an example of how leprosy could affect a house, see note on Leviticus 13:47.