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borit. (See FULLER.) Jeremiah 2:22. Vegetable alkali or potash. Many plants yielding alkalies exist in Israel and around: hubeibet (Salsola kali) with glass-like leaves near the Dead Sea; ajram near Sinai, pounded for use as soap; the gilloo or soap plant of Egypt; and the heaths near Joppa. The Saponaria offcinalis and Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum. (Job 9:30; Isaiah 1:25). Hebrew for "purely" "as alkali (purifies)."

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

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