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Hygiene laws of the wilderness years

By Elizabeth Prata

Sometimes in an elementary school, in the kindergarten bathroom, older students find that when they went to sit down, a little tyke perhaps missed the toilet, and a little brown pile on the floor greeted the next occupant. The mess was cleaned up swiftly with modern cleaners and disinfectants, but it got me thinking. What did the wandering Israelites do in the wilderness? Did you ever wonder about ancient bathroom practices?

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