Male Alopecia pp 263-272 | Cite as

Epilogue: Male Hair in the Bible

  • Ralph M. Trüeb
  • Won-Soo Lee


Any text with the least claim of authority is a mere shadow compared to the authority of the Bible in the history of mankind and civilization. Therefore, it would be negligent not to quote the Bible references to the condition of hair in man.

The Bible, from Koine Greek tà biblía, which means the “the books,” is a canonical collection of texts considered sacred in Judaism as well as in Christianity. It has been a major influence on literature and history, especially in the West where it was the first mass printed book.


Alopecia Areata Tinea Capitis Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Androgenetic Alopecia Biblical Story 
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Further Reading

  1. The Catholic Living Bible (1971) Tyndale House Publishers, WheatonGoogle Scholar

Old Testament

  1. Cash TF (1992) The psychological effects of androgenetic alopecia in men. J Am Acad Dermatol 26:926–931PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Cash TF (1999) The psychosocial consequences of androgenetic alopecia: a review of the research literature. Br J Dermatol 141:398–405PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Morris D (1985) Bodywatching: a field guide to the human species. Crown, New YorkGoogle Scholar

New Testament

  1. Badde P (2006) Das Göttliche Gesicht. Die abenteuerliche Suche nach dem wahren Antlitz Jesu. Pattloch, MünchenGoogle Scholar
  2. De Wesselow T (2012) The sign. The Shroud of Turin and the secret of the resurrection. Viking, LondonGoogle Scholar
  3. Everett F (1987) Backgrounds of early Christianity. Eerdmans, Grand RapidsGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph M. Trüeb
    • 1
  • Won-Soo Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Dermatology and Hair DiseasesWallisellen-ZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyYonsei University Wonju College of MedicineWonju Kangwon-DoKorea Republic of (South Korea)

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