'Washing' in the Bible
You shall also make a laver or large basin of bronze, and its base of bronze, for washing; and you shall put it [outside in the court] between the Tent of Meeting and the altar [of burnt offering], and you shall put water in it;
And Moses set the laver between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing.
Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes which have come up from the washing, of which all are in pairs, and none is missing among them.
Your teeth are like a flock of ewes coming from their washing, of which all are in pairs, and not one of them is missing.
For thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the [bronze] pillars [each twenty-seven feet high], the [bronze] Sea [the laver at which the priests cleansed their hands and feet before ministering at the altar], the [bronze] bases [of the ten lavers in Solomon's temple used for washing animals to be offered as sacrifices], and the remainder of the vessels which are left in this city [Jerusalem],
Why do Your disciples transgress and violate the rules handed down by the elders of the past? For they do not practice [ceremonially] washing their hands before they eat.
For they had seen that some of His disciples ate with common hands, that is, unwashed [with hands defiled and unhallowed, because they had not given them a ceremonial washing] -- "
And [when they come] from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and there are many other traditions [oral, man-made laws handed down to them, which they observe faithfully and diligently, such as], the washing of cups and wooden pitchers and widemouthed jugs and utensils of copper and beds -- "
And He saw two boats drawn up by the lake, but the fishermen had gone down from them and were washing their nets.
Now there were six waterpots of stone standing there, as the Jewish custom of purification (ceremonial washing) demanded, holding twenty to thirty gallons apiece.
So when He had finished washing their feet and had put on His garments and had sat down again, He said to them, Do you understand what I have done to you?
So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word,