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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Ashes

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Ashes. The ashes on the Altar of Burnt Offering were gathered into a cavity in its surface. The ashes of a red heifer burnt entire, according to regulations prescribed in Numbers 19, had the ceremonial efficacy of purifying the unclean, Hebrews 9:13, but of polluting the clean. See Sacrifice. Ashes about the person, especially on the head, were used as a sign of sorrow. See Mourning.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Ashes'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/a/ashes.html. 1901.

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