But, for the clothworker's purpose, this purification is unnecessary.
They were going for water from a sacred stream for the bathing of purification.
For this is the purification at which she wants to arrive, and this we should understand to be her aim.
If a man kill his own slave, a purification only is required of him.
To accept so terrible an ordeal seemed like a purification of her dishonor.
Therefore the solemn process, rite, and ceremony of purification had to be performed.
Originally no moral idea was connected with this purification.
The believer was the assistant of the gods in their work of purification and improvement.
Also he appointed a sacrifice of purification for the next day.
He has not only been purified, but his purification has transformed him.