Water of jealousy

Water of jealousy
   A phrase employed (not, however, in Scripture) to denote the water used in the solemn ordeal prescribed by the law of Moses (Num. 5:11-31) in cases of "jealousy."

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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