In the Pentateuch the word niddah specially points to a state of ceremonial uncleanness (Leviticus 12:2,5; 15:20; Numbers 6:4; 12:13; 19:21). For a description of the "water of purification," used for cleansing what was ceremonially unclean (Numbers 19), see HEIFER, RED; UNCLEANNESS. For "separation" in the sense of nezer, see NAZIRITE.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SEPARATION'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.