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draft ( ἀφεδρών , aphedrō̇n ; Matthew 15:17; Mark 7:19 ): "Closet," "sink" or "privy" (Rheims), literally, "place for sitting apart" (compare 2 Kings 10:27 , "draught-house," and Mishna "water-house"). According to the Mishna, Jehu turned the temple of Baal in Samaria into public latrines , "waterhouses." Mark adds here (Mark 7:19 ) that by this saying Jesus cleansed all articles of food, i.e., declared them to be clean.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Draught'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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