Aliya Summary: The Torah presents further details on what the kohen looks for when inspecting boils and similar afflictions on the skin. The elborate checking and time delays from inspection to inspection serve to give the afflicted person ample time for introspection. A “nega” on the outside mirrors a character blemish or a religious shortcoming on the inside.

While the kohen examines the external, the afflicted have a chance to examine their internal thoughts and faults.