Suspected lepers must be brought to a priest for examination. If it is indeed leprosy, he shall be pronounced unclean. If not, the priest will shut up the patient for seven days and examine him again after that time. If he’s still not a leper, the priest will shut him up for another week. He’ll be pronounced clean after that.
Lepers are required to wear torn clothes and have long hair. They have to live alone outside the camp and walk around with mustaches and cry out, “Unclean, unclean.” Dude, that sucks.
14. Cleansing lepers:
A priest will bring the leper two birds, cedarwood, scarlet yarn and hyssop. The leper will kill one bird and then dip the other bird in the blood of the dead one. The priest will sprinkle the blood on the leper seven times and then pronounce him clean. The leper will wash all his clothes, shave off all his hair and then take a bath. He can come into camp after that, but he’ll have to live outside his tent for a week. On the seventh day, he has to shave, wash his clothes and bathe again. On the eighth day, the former leper should sacrifice a few sheep. The priest will put some blood on the leper’s ear, thumb and big toe, and then sprinkle some oil around. I think God is just playing some weird game of Hokey Pokey.