used in cases of ceremonial cleansings at the consecration of the Levites ( Numbers 8:7 ). It signified, figuratively, that purifying of the heart which must characterize the servants of God.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Water of purification". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".