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  • Used as manure (Luke 13:8 ); collected outside the city walls (Nehemiah 2:13 ). Of sacrifices, burned outside the camp (Exodus 29:14 ; Leviticus 4:11 ; 8:17 ; Numbers 19:5 ). To be "cast out as dung," a figurative expression (1 Kings 14:10 ; 2 Kings 9:37 ; Jeremiah 8:2 ; Psalm 18:42 ), meaning to be rejected as unprofitable.

  • Used as fuel, a substitute for firewood, which was with difficulty procured in Syria, Arabia, and Egypt (Ezekiel 4:12-15 ), where cows' and camels' dung is used to the present day for this purpose.

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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Dung'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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