Beard @ The mode of wearing it was definitely prescribed to the Jews Leviticus:19:27Leviticus:21:5). Hence the import of Ezekiel's (5:1-4) description of the "razor" i.e., the agents of an angry providence being used against the guilty nation of the Jews. It was a part of a Jew's daily toilet to anoint his beard with oil and perfume Psalms:133:2). Beards were trimmed with the most fastidious care ( 2Samuel:19:24), and their neglet was an indication of deep sorrow Isaiah:15:2; Jeremiah:41:5). The custom was to shave or pluck off the hair as a sign of mourning Isaiah:50:6; Jeremiah:48:37; Ezra:9:3). The beards of David's ambassadors were cut off by hanun ( 2Samuel:10:4) as a mark of indignity. On the other hand, the Egyptians carefully shaved the hair off their faces, and they compelled their slaves to do so also Genesis:41:14).