A disease of the gums resulting in loosening of and/or loss of teeth. KJV translation of Hebrew term for festering eruption (Leviticus 21:20;
Leviticus 22:22), but in
Deuteronomy 28:27 KJV used, “scab,” while only there did RSV use “scurvy.” NIV used, “festering sores.” NAS used, “eczema.”
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'SCURVY'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".