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Sore

SORE (נֶ֫גַע, H5596; ἕλκος, G1814, abscess, ulcer). Sore is a general term and refers to any lesion of the skin or mucous membranes. There is a specific kind of sore which prob. was common in Israel. It is called “desert sore,” a tropical ulcer found esp. in the desert areas of [[North Africa]] and the Middle E. This sore resembles a varicose ulcer, and is most commonly seen on the legs, dorsal side of hands, and on the face.