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 ),
- 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.