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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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At the transfiguration our Savior's robes are said to have been white, 'so as no fuller on earth could white them' (). Elsewhere we read of 'fullers' soap' (), and of 'the fullers' field' (). Of the processes followed in the art of cleaning cloth and the various kinds of stuff among the Jews we have no direct knowledge. In an early part of the operation they seem to have trod the cloths with their feet, as the Hebrew Ain Rogel, or En-rogel, literally Foot-fountain, has been rendered, on Rabbinical authority, 'Fullers' fountain,' on the ground that the fullers trod the cloths there with their feet. A subsequent operation was probably that of rubbing the cloth on an inclined plane, in a mode which is figured in the Egyptian paintings, and still preserved in the East.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Fuller'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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