The term mold is used interchangeably in the bible as mold, mildew and leprosy. Mold is comparative to mildew. Mold is also a fungus growth that can cause a breakdown of organic matter, whereas mildew is a superficial coating or discolouration of organic materials such as paper, paint, cloth or even leather and much more.
In Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 15, the folks of Israel were promised blessings for obedience to God's word. They were also told that if they fully obeyed the Lord their God and would carefully follow all of His commands, the Lord thy God promised to set them above all nations on Earth. However, if they did not obey the Lord and did not carefully obey all of His commands and decrees, curses would come upon them and over take them. So, mold or mildew is seen in Deuteronomy 28: 22 as part of the curse for disobedience. The Lord promised " to strike you with wasting disease, fever and inflammation, scorching heat and drought, blight and mildew which will plague you until you perish". Again, mildew is mentioned by King Solomon in his prayer of dedication of the people as a potential curse and punishment for disobedience in 1 Kings 8: 37: 38. Solomon prays unto god and says " that when famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when an enemy besieges them in any of their cities, what ever disaster or disease may come, and when a prayer or plea is made by any of your people of Israel - each one aware of of the affiliations of his own heart and spreading out his hands towards this temple, then hear from heaven your dwelling place." The same prayer of dedication is recorded again in 2 Chronicles 6:28 and repeats the curse of mildew. Solomon prays and asks god to forgive and deal with each man according to all he does, since God alone knows the hearts of men.
Instructions for cleansing from mold and mildew in the word of God were given to Moses and Aaron in the Book of Leviticus. As they were given the land of Canaan asw a possession they were commanded to maintain homes free of mold and mildew. If the owner of a home saw mold or mildew in their home they were commanded to tell the priest. The priest would then order everything in the home to be removed to prevent the household possessions from being pronounced unclean. The priest then goes into the house to inspect the walls. If the walls were greenish or reddish in color, the priest would order the house to be closed for 7 days. After 7 days the priest would return to do a reinspection. If the priest found that the mold or mildew had spread on the walls then the contaminated wall stones were ordered to be torn out and thrown into an unclean place outside of the city. The remaining inside walls and stones are scraped and washed. The scrapings from the remaining walls are also thrown in an unclean place outside of the city. New stones and plaster are then used to rebuild the walls and plaster the house. If the mold reappears after this has been done, the priest will reinspect the house and officially pronounce the spread of the destructive mold and the house will be officially unclean. Also, anyone who enters unto the house while it is officially closed and sleeps or east in the house during this time is considered unclean until evening and must wash their clothes. The house must be torn down, its stones, timbers and all the plaster. Every part of the house must be removed and taken to an unclean place outside of the city. But, if the priest finds that the mold has not reappeared after new stones and plaster have been used to rebuild the walls, the house will be officially pronounced clean, because the mold is gone.
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