side locks

side locks

Hair alongside the temples, which, like the corner of a beard, was not to be cut in a prohibition of what was apparently a pagan mourning practice (Lev 19:27; Lev 21:5).

Lev 19:27

27You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.

Lev 21:5

5They shall not make bald spots upon their heads, or shave off the edges of their beards, or make any gashes in their flesh.

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