Create, purge: בֹּרִית – barar

I will purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they dwell, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

(Ezekiel 20:38) NKJV

Purging ties in with the broad narrative of scripture of refining and purification, the agent of which is the Lord Jesus Christ. Here’s the meaning of the Hebrew root from which their word for soap is derived.

Create, purge: בֹּרִית – barar

  • to shape, create
    1. to separate Eze. 20:38; hence, to select, choose out.
    2. to purge, purify, pure, chaste.
    3. to examine, prove.
  • Niph. to purify oneself, pure, morally.
  • Pi. to purify, Da. 11:35
  • Hiph.
    1. to cleanse, clear, as corn.
    2. to polish, furbish a sword.
  • Hithpa. to be purified, Da. 12:10; to show oneself pure, morally.

Davidson Analytical Chaldee and Hebrew Lexicon page CXVIII


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