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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4470 hyssop
4470 hyssop

4470 hyssop

A plant closely associated with cleansing in the OT, being used extensively in rituals for purification.

Hyssop associated with cleansing

Ps 51:2-7 See also Heb 9:19-22

Hyssop in religious ritual

At the Passover Ex 12:21-25

At the slaughter of the red heifer Nu 19:1-10

In rites of cleansing Nu 19:17-20 See also Lev 14:1-7,48-53

Hyssop as a well-known plant

1Ki 4:33

Hyssop at the crucifixion

Jn 19:28-30

See also

4402plants
7342cleanliness
7416purification
7478washing

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