14. THE QUESTION WAS:
Fill in the blank "[A]nd the priest shall take _____________ in an earthen vessel and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water." (Numbers 5:17)
a. holy water
b. fresh water
c. salt water
THE ANSWER IS . A holy water.
According to Catholic Encyclopedia, the fact that holy water is mentioned in this manner in Numbers 5:17
shows that holy water not only has a basis in the Bible, but that it has been around since the days of Moses. Holy water was used for numerous Old Testament ceremonies that involved ceremonial sprinklings and washings. Today we are not bound to perform those ceremonies, but the fact holy water was used at all proves that it is not a superstitious or invalid practice.
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