soap: וּכְבֹרִ֖ית

But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:

( Malachi 3:2 )

soap: וּכְבֹרִ֖ית – borith

  • lye ( Sodium hydroxide, NaOH ),
  • alkali,
  • potash,
  • soap, used in washing

The coming judgment of God is described as being, among other things, like being washed with strong soap. Let’s take a look at the word translated as “soap” and see if it has any connection with Chemistry.

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