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Elisha heals Naaman’s leprosy
Naaman came to Elisha to be healed of leprosy. Elisha told him to wash in the Jordan. After some hesitation, he did, and was healed.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Wash Words translated “wash” find their use mainly in connection with the ceremonial cleansings and sacrificial procedures of OT religion, in figurative language having to do with sin and guilt, and in connection with the practice of footwashing.Hebrew rāḥaṣ is broadly used. It can refer to foot
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Wash, Washing“Cleanliness is, indeed, next unto godliness.” Although the idea is likely of earlier Hebrew origin, John Wesley’s well-known comment about appropriate dress combines two of the central ideas in the biblical usage of wash or washing. He realized that physical cleanness is in some fashion
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
WASH, wosh, WASHING, woshʹing: The two usual Heb words for “wash” are רָחַץ, rāḥaç, and כָּבַס, kābhaṣ, the former being normally used of persons or of sacrificial animals (Gen 18:4, etc, often trd “bathe”; Lev 15:5, etc), and the latter of things (Gen 49:11, etc), the exceptions to this distinction