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Deuteronomy 23:11

 

 

"But it shall be when evening approaches, he shall bathe himself with water, and at sundown he may reenter the camp.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But it shall be, when evening cometh on,.... When the day declines, and it is near sun setting:

he shall wash himself with water; dip himself all over in water, not only wash his garments but his flesh:

and when the sun is down he shall come into the camp again; and take his place and rank in the army. Now if all this was necessary on account of ceremonial uncleanness, which as much as possible was to be avoided, how much more careful were they to be of moral uncleanness, as fornication, adultery, and all sorts of debauchery and lewdness? and yet nothing more frequent among those that are of the military order; it would be well if there was no occasion for the reproach MaimonidesF17Moreh Nevochim, par. 3. c. 41. casts upon the camps of the Heathens, among whom, no doubt, he means Christians, if not principally; when he observes that these orders were given, that this might be deeply fixed in the mind of every one, that their camp ought to be holy as the sanctuary of God, and not like the camps of the Gentiles, in which abound corruptions of all kinds, transgressions, rapines, thefts, and other sins.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-23.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Deuteronomy 23:11 But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash [himself] with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp [again].

Ver. 11. He shall wash himself with water.] See Leviticus 15:1-33 {See Trapp on "Leviticus 15:2"} &c. The Turks at this day pertinaciously and superstitiously retain this ceremony. Before prayers they wash both face and hands, sometimes the head and other parts. Yea, some report of them, that every time they make water, or other unclean exercise of nature, they wash, little regarding who stands by. If a dog do but chance to touch their hands, they wash presently, &c. (a)


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/deuteronomy-23.html. 1865-1868.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Water of the fountain. (Menochius)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-23.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

wash himself with water. See note on Leviticus 14:9.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:11". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-23.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again.
when evening
Leviticus 11:25; 15:17-23
cometh on
Heb. turneth toward. wash himself.
Leviticus 14:9; 15:5,11,13; 22:6; Psalms 51:2,7; Ezekiel 36:25; Matthew 3:11; Luke 11:38,39; Ephesians 5:26,27; Hebrews 9:9,10; 10:22; 1 Peter 3:21; Revelation 1:5

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-23.html.

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