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And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

19:5 burn the heifer. The flesh of this animal was not to be eaten, but completely burned (perhaps symbolizing the fires reserved for lost sinners). The ashes, mixed with water, produced a ritualistic “water of separation” used to purify people or objects associated with death.

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