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A plant of Egypt and Palestine well adapted for sprinkling. It is aromatic, and was largely used, under the law, often in bunches, with cedar wood and wool for ceremonial purification (Lev 14:4,6,49-52). A sponge with vinegar was put upon hyssop and raised to the lips of Jesus when he was on the torture stake. (John 19:29)

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