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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.
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Wash
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
Wash
Wash (Heb. rāḥaṣ; Gk. níptō). The act of cleansing was performed with regard to personal cleanness as well as ritual purification. The references to ordinary washing mention specifically only the feet (Gen. 18:4; 19:2; 24:32; 43:24), the hands (Exod. 30:19, 21), and the face (Gen. 43:31). In
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Wash, Washing
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
WASH, WASHING
WASH, WASHING<wosh,> (wosh’ing:The two usual Heb words for “wash” are רָ֖חץ‎, rāhaç, and כָּ֖בס‎, kābhas, the former being normally used of persons or of sacrificial animals (Genesis 18:4, etc, often translated “bathe”; Leviticus 15:5, etc), and the latter of things (Genesis 49:11, etc),
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Wash
WashGreek expression: louō, niptōPronunciation: LOO oh, NEEP tohStrong’s Numbers: 3068, 3538Key VersesJohn 13:5–6, 8, 10The Greeks had two different words for “washing.” Niptō was used to denote the “washing of the feet and hands”; louō was used to denote a “complete bathing.” The difference
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Wash, Washing
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
Key passages
2 Ki 5:1–19

Now Naaman was the commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man before his master and highly regarded, for by him Yahweh had given victory to Aram. Now the man was a mighty warrior, but he was afflicted with a skin disease. When the Arameans went …

See also
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