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bath in Easton's Bible Dictionary

a Hebrew liquid measure, the tenth part of an homer (1 Kings 7:26, 38; Ezek. 45:10, 14). It contained 8 gallons 3 quarts of our measure. "Ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath" (Isa. 5:10) denotes great unproductiveness.

bath in Smith's Bible Dictionary


bath in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

BATH . See Measures.

bath in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Washing was required by the law for purification of uncleanness of any kind, as leprosy, etc. (Leviticus 15; Leviticus 16:28; Leviticus 22:6; Numbers 19:7; Numbers 19:19; 2 Samuel 11:2; 2 Samuel 11:4; 2 Kings 5:10); mourning (Rth 3:3; 2 Samuel 12:20). The high priest on the day of atonement, before each act of expiation (Leviticus 16:4; Leviticus 16:24); also at his own consecration (Leviticus 8:6). Anointing with perfumes was joined to the washing (Esther 2:12). The laver at the door of the tabernacle was for the priests to wash in before entering (Exodus 30:18-20). The legal ritual prescribed washing, not bathing; also sprinkling. Baptism by immersion is not confirmed by legal types.