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Bath

Bibliography A. Edersheim, Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (1883); L. E. Toombs, IDB, Vol. 1 A-D, 365, 366 (1962). International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) See [[Weights and Measures]]. bath, bath’-ing. 1. Ordinary Bathing: Bathing in the ordinary, non-religious sense, public or private, is rarely met with in the Scriptures. We find, however, three exceptional and interesting cases: (1) that of Pharaoh’s daughter, resorting to the Nile (Ex 2:5); (2) that of Bath-sheba, bathing on the house-top (2Sa 11:2 the [[Revised Version]] (British and American)); (3) the curious case mentioned in 1Ki 22:38. (To wash with royal blood was supposed to be beneficial to the complexion.) 2. Bathing Resorts: The streams and ponds, when available, were the usual resorts for bathing (Ex 2:5; 2Ki 5:10, etc.), but the water- supply of large cities, stored up in great pools or large cisterns, was certainly available at times to some degree for bathing (2Sa 11:2); though, as Ben