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Doesn't this require that God intervene in nature in a very obvious way on a regular basis? The answer to this question is yes Originally, miracles occurred on a regular basis. We see this from the list of miracles that existed during the first temple. Additionally, the prophets were active and were able to perform miracles. We also see that the Bnai ...
I think the word וטהר is used to indicate complete healing, as in ובא השמש וטהר (see Brachos 2a "טהר יומא").
The Maayanah Shel Torah quotes the Ahavat Yehonatan, who says that the lepers in Melachim II were actually suffering from natural leprosy, not Tzara'at. If so, nothing can be proved from their case (at least according to the Ahavat Yehonatan). I suspect many commentaries disagree with this conclusion (including the one quoted on the previous page)
Their sin was too great for tzaraat and therefore they were punished with death. The general principle is that if a bigger punishment is given the lesser one is withheld. For example someone who sets fire to an object on Shabbat and gets stoned to death for it does not have to compensate the damage too. You might be asking, why not tzaraat "instead" of ...
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