“The beard is a masculine ornament, given to us by God not for any practical use, but for our dignity” – St. Augustine


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    Leviticus 19:27 CJB Complete Jewish Bible
    Don’t round your hair at the temples or mar the edges of your beard.
    Leviticus 19:27 RHE Douay-Rheims
    Nor shall you cut your hair roundwise: nor shave your beard.
    Leviticus 19:27 ESV English Standard Version
    You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.
    Leviticus 19:27 GW GOD’S WORD Translation
    “Never shave the hair on your foreheads, and never cut the edges of your beard.
    Leviticus 19:27 GNT Good News Translation
    Do not cut the hair on the sides of your head or trim your beard
    Leviticus 19:27 HNV Hebrew Names Version
    You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard.
    Leviticus 19:27 CSB Holman Christian Standard
    You are not to cut off the hair at the sides of your head or mar the edge of your beard.
    Leviticus 19:27 KJV King James Version
    Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

    Men and Their Beards

    Men love their beards and women love men with beards. Really? A study published in the Oxford Journal of Psychology confirms what we already knew deep inside: Women prefer a clean, baby smooth shaven face. So why do men do it?According to said study as well as others, beards evolved to send a message to other males to present status and the level of aggressiveness. Over the centuries fashions came and went; with them numerous shapes for the facial growth from full bodied hirsuteness to finely drawn mustaches and goatees. Facial hair became a fashion item and comes in as many varieties as hairstyles for men.

    Men usually show much loyalty to their favorite shape of beard and once they find it, they stick with it. Some would perhaps rather shave off the hair on their head than their facial hair. Are men more vain than they admit? Too often it seems that the beaus in our lives do not pay as much attention to their appearance as women may wish, but when it comes to their facial hair all the defenses come out…

    Full Beards as Expression of Virility and Maturity

    Men use beards, especially full beards to send signs of their virility and also superiority over others. A certain type of full beard is often found in academic circles. Usually groomed well, but thick, bushy and covering most of the face. A stereotype is the chess playing, pipe or cigar smoking professor or wannabe intellectual. And as with many clichés there is some truth to it and it seems that men with this attribute are instantly regarded with more respect. They still have to live up to it later, but they get a head start. In fact the academic beard is still so en vogue that entire websites are dedicated to it, decoding its meaning and celebrating the look that spans centuries and connects Galileo Galilei with modern men who like to dwell in the world of knowledge and show it with this distinguishing look. However, a beard does not make a philosopher and you out there, yes, you know who you are, do not think women still fall for it. Another version of the full bearded face is that of nature men, the outdoor heroes of today who can fell a tree without hurting themselves and others and know how to keep you save and fed in the wilderness. The Paul Bunyan look is one to stay as long as there are checkered shirts and lumber in the world.


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