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Hyssop. Exodus 12:22. A plant often used in the ceremonies of purification. Leviticus 14:4; Leviticus 14:6; Leviticus 14:51; Psalms 51:7. One of its characteristics is referred to in 1 Kings 4:33. It is associated with our Saviours last hours. John 19:29. More than twenty different plants have been urged as the species intended. Tristram and other recent authorities favor the caper-bush. Dr. Post, of Syria, argues very conclusively in favor of a species of marjoram.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Hyssop'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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