I just got done watching Ben-Hur) with my girlfriend Sarah and it was the first time I had seen it in several years. Naturally, we were prompted to check the Leprosy article on Wikipedia. Much to my surprise, it would seem that there is a difference between true Leprosy and the biblical plague known as Tza’arat (צערת). While the former is a legitimate disease, the latter is actually a condition comprised of a number of illnesses, afflictions and maladies capable of affliction people, clothes and houses. Basically, don’t get Leprosy because it’s a horrible disease which will ruin your body and don’t piss off God because Tza’arat is worse and will consume both you and your stuff.