What was wrong with shaving? (Deuteronomy 14:1)

14 You are the children of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead,

Clarify Share Report Asked June 16 2018 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Christ knocking at your door Deborah Pashkewicz

After checking various bible versions, the one that seemed most clear to me was from the GNB Good News Bible. Deut. 14:1 says (in the GNB) " You are the people of the LORD your God. So when you mourn for the dead, don't gash yourselves or shave the front of your head, as other people do." I think this explains the question "What is wrong with shaving?" Our Lord does not agree with pagan rituals.

June 18 2018 Report

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