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The outward purification with water, symbolizing man's need of inward purity before admission into God's presence. (See LEPER; PRIEST; BIRTH; NAZARITE.) Leviticus 11:25; Leviticus 11:40; Leviticus 12:6; Leviticus 12:8; Leviticus 12:15; Luke 2:22-24; Numbers 19; 31. See HEIFER; RED.) Hebrews 9:13.) The rabbis multiplied unauthorized purifications, e.g. cups, pots, couches. etc. (Mark 7:3; John 2:6.)

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'purification' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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