Most men in Bible times had beards including many people mentioned in the Bible. For example, Aaron (Psalm 133:2), David (1 Samuel 21:13), David’s servants (2 Samuel 10:4-5), Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 19:24), Amasa (2 Samuel 20:9), Ezra (Ezra 9:3), Ezekiel (Ezekiel 5:1), etc.

There is a prophecy of Jesus that refers to his beard (Isaiah 50:6), so we know he wore a beard also.

Under the law of Moses, there were rules (Leviticus 19:27) about not trimming the corners of your beard (i.e., goatees were banned). This was probably because pagan priests wore their beards in that style, and God did not want his people to even look like pagan worshippers.

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  • Jon

    Quote for Davids Beard should be 1 Sam 21:13
    The Leviticus quote should be 19:27.

    • Rob J Hyndman

      Thanks Jon. Errors now corrected.

  • Evng. Bro. Viji Alexander

    Scripture says beard should be 1 Sam 21:13, Leviticus 19:27 and lot of references made by directly and indirectly available in Bible. Beard is the symbol of devotion and supplication under the mighty hand and commitment. If we believe that man created by God and that creation is absolutely perfect and no need any alteration or modification. Beard for the men perfect identification and owe the personality appearances. Commandment of God that is only for obey not for raising foolish questions. Keep your beard and improve your personality.