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Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

4:12 burn him. The Israelites, for hygienic as well as religious reasons, were instructed to burn all the residue of sacrificial animals, not already consumed on the altar or used for food, in a prepared location “outside the camp.” This would destroy any infectious bacteria residing in the flesh or the wastes of the animals, and was a practice far in advance of any medical knowledge until modern times.

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