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Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by GodsDelight, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. GodsDelight

    GodsDelight New Member

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    What does the Bible say about eyebrows, and can Christians get them done?
     
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    Sam91 Child of the Living God Supporter

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    They can, but is it profitable to your walk?
     
  3. SgtBen

    SgtBen To Serve and Protect Supporter

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    I am sure you can get them plucked or shaved, as my wife says so, she does trim hers with a razor and uses a nice light brown pencil thing and it looks nice.

    I think it is fine for Christians as long as the eyebrows do not overpower the eyes and use nice coloring. Remember Proverbs 31, here:

    28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

    29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

    30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

    31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

    Beauty is one thing, inner beauty is yet another.

    Remember to understand true beauty is a lady or man of God.
     
  4. Emli

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    As long as it's not done out of pride, I would say it's okay, but you have to ask God to search your heart and judge it by why you want to do your eyebrows. I pluck my eyebrows a little bit, and usually also put on a little bit of makeup, just to look healthy. But I firmly believe that God wants His daughters to be modest and not care too much about what they look like. It is much more important to focus on Christ and becoming like Him than worrying about what we look like. What is more important? What you look like physically to others and to yourself or what God thinks of you?

    "Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." 1 Peter 3:3-4

    "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works." 1 Peter 2:9-10
     
  5. Doctor.Sphinx

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    Here there is no unkempt or groomed, trimmed or untrimmed, unibrow, plucked, shaved or unshorn...
     
  6. Dave-W

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    There is a verse in Leviticus (which I seem unable to find at the moment) that says anyone with wild eyebrows cannot serve as a priest.
     
  7. Dave-W

    Dave-W Welcoming grandchild #7, Arturus Waggoner! Supporter

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    THe reason I could not find it is our english versions do not word it the same as those who understand Hebrew. Here is the commentary from the Chabad website (chassidic black hat Jews) drawing from the ancient commentaries:
    It is in there in the Hebrew text.

    For the full article:
    EMOR: The Disqualified Kohen
     
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    icxn Bραδύγλωσσος αἰπόλος μαθητεύων κνίζειν συκάμινα

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    Interesting! In Greek, long-eyebrowed is translated as ὑπέροφρυς and it is mostly used metaphorically, meaning someone who is supercilious (arrogant). Having said that, the Septuagint has πτίλον. Πτίλωσις is a disease of the eyelids, not the eyebrows.
     
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  9. Phil 1:21

    Phil 1:21 Well-Known Member

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    That explains why Andy Rooney never joined the monastery.
     
  10. Doctor.Sphinx

    Doctor.Sphinx Well-Known Member

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    I'm still not sure. I don't see extra eyebrows as a defect, like the others mentioned. Seems a bit strange that all the bible translators would get it wrong, and mistranslate 'wild eyebrows' as a 'vision defect'. Still funny, though. :p

    Leviticus 21:18-20 For no one who has a blemish shall draw near, a man blind or lame, or one who has a mutilated face or a limb too long, or a man who has an injured foot or an injured hand, or a hunchback or a dwarf or a man with a defect in his sight or an itching disease or scabs or crushed testicles.
     
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