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And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

15:13 bathe his flesh. Here is another example of a health measure not practiced even by medical doctors until modern times after the discovery of bacterial infections. Not only is water necessary for cleansing, but the water must not be merely in a stationary basin. It must be flowing to carry away any bacteria or other pollutants. This practice was well in advance of the practice in other nations of the time.

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