By a true confession of faith, by every good deed, word and thought, by continually keeping pure his body and his soul, he impairs the power of Satan and strengthens the might of goodness, and establishes a claim for reward upon Ormazd; by a false confession, by every evil deed, word and thought and defilement, he increases the evil and renders service to Satan.
It contemplates the assumption of the vow for a limited period only, and gives particular details as to the atoning ceremonies at the sanctuary by which the vow must be recommenced if broken by accidental defilement, and the closing sacrifice, at which the Nazarite on the expiry of his vow cuts off his hair and burns it on the altar, thus returning to ordinary life.
They regarded oil as a defilement, even washing it off if anointed with it against their will.
An opportunity, however, presented itself: being required to work out from data supplied to him the "defilement" of a proposed fortress (an operation then only performed by a long arithmetical process), Monge, substituting for this a geometrical method, obtained the result so quickly that the commandant at first refused to receive it - the time necessary for the work had not been taken; but upon examination the value of the discovery was recognized, and the method was adopted.
(2) Ohaloth (" tents "), on defilement through a corpse (Num.
(8) Makshirin (" predisposing "), or Mashqin (" liquids "), on defilement caused by wet unclean things (cf.
(12) Uq.sin (" stems "), on the relation between fruit and the stems and stalks as regards defilement, &c.
24-40) treats of the defilement caused by contact with the carcases of unclean animals (in.
The term " holiness " in this connexion consists positively in the fulfilment of ceremonial obligations and negatively in abstaining from the defilement caused by heathen customs and superstitions, but it also includes obedience to the moral requirements of the religion of Yahweh.
Ant., loc. cit.) to cause any but the dregs of the populace to incur defilement by living in a place thus unclean.