Mold in the Bible
Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament. On this Easter Monday, I thought it would be interesting to explore whether or not mold was cited in the Bible.
Interestingly, mold has been an issue for more than 3,000 years and is specifically cited in the Bible. Below are passages that I found on the Mold-Help.Org website, a private non-profit corporation that assists, educates, advocates, advises, counsels and refers people whose lives are impacted by the effects of mold poisoning.
Leviticus, Chapter 14: 39 – 47
On the seventh day the priest shall return to inspect the house. If the mildew has spread on the walls, he is to order that the contaminated stones be torn out and thrown into an unclean place outside the town. If the mildew reappears in the house after the stones have been torn out and the house is scraped and plastered, it is a destructive mildew and the house is unclean. It must be torn down – its stones, timbers and all the plaster – and taken out of town.
A house desecrated by mildew, mold, or fungus would be a defiled place to live in, so drastic measures had to be taken.
If any clothing is contaminated with mildew—any woolen or linen clothing, any woven or knitted material of linen or wool, any leather or anything made of leather—if the contamination in the clothing or leather, or woven or knitted material, or any leather article, is greenish or reddish, it is a spreading mildew and must be shown to the priest. The priest is to examine the mildew and isolate the affected article for seven days.
Happy Easter, hoping you had a relaxing weekend with your family and friends!
— Got #Mold?™ (@gotmoldglobal) April 1, 2013