The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible
For if the blood of bulls and of goats…
on the day of atonement, or at any other time: the former of thee,
Pausanias F25 relates, was drank by certain priestesses among the
Grecians, whereby they were tried, whether they spoke truth or no if
not, they were immediately punished; and the latter, he says F26,
will dissolve an adamant stone; but neither of them can purge from
and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean;
refers to the red heifer, (Numbers 19:1-22) which being burnt, its ashes
were gathered up and put into a vessel, and water poured upon them,
which was sprinkled with a bunch of hyssop on unclean persons; the
ashes and the water mixed together made the water of separation, or
of sprinkling; for so it is called by the Septuagint, (udwr)
(rantismou) , "the water of sprinkling", and in the Targum in a
following citation: this was the purification for sin, though it
sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh;
the body, or only in an
external and typical way, but did not really sanctify the heart, or
purify and cleanse the soul from sin. The Jews say, that the waters
of purification for sin were not waters of purification for sin,
without the ashes F1; and to this the Targumist, on (Ezekiel 36:25) and
on (Zechariah 13:1) refers, paraphrasing both texts thus;
``I will forgive their sins as they are cleansed with the
water of sprinkling, and with the ashes of the heifer,
which is a purification for sin.''
F25 Achaica, sive l. 7. p. 450.
F26 Arcadica, sive l. 8. p. 485.
F1 Misn. Temura, c. 1. sect. 5. Maimon. & Bartenora in ib.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Hebrews 9:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=heb&chapter=009&verse=013>. 1999.