- razor used 7 times.
- First Reference: Numbers 6:5
- Last Reference: Ezekiel 5:1
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
The Nazarites were forbidden to make use of the razor (Numbers 6:5; Judges 13:5). At their consecration the Levites were shaved all over with a razor (Numbers 8:7; comp. Psalms 52:2; Ezekiel 5:1).
Nazarite forbidden to use
Psalms 52:2; Isaiah 7:20; Ezekiel 5:1
Besides other usages, the practice of shaving the head after the completion of a vow must have created among the Jews a necessity for the special trade of a barber. (Leviticus 14:8; Numbers 6:9,18; 8:7; Judges 13:5; Isaiah 7:20; Ezekiel 5:1; Acts 18:18) The instruments of his work were probably, as in modern times, the razor, the basin, the mirror, and perhaps also the scissors. See (2 Samuel 14:26) Like the Levites, the Egyptian priests were accustomed to shave their whole bodies.
RA'ZOR, noun [Latin rasus, rado, to scrape.]
An instrument for shaving off beard or hair. Razors of a boar, a boar's tusks.
RA'ZORABLE, adjective Fit to be shaved. [Not in use.]
RA'ZOR-BILL, noun An aquatic fowl, the Alca torda; also, the Rhynchops nigra or cut-water.
RA'ZOR-FISH, noun A species of fish with a compressed body.