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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(a.) Not washed.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
UNWASHEN

un-wosh'-'-n (aniptos): Occurs only twice in the New Testament, not at all in the Hebrew or Greek Old Testament (Matthew 15:20 = Mark 7:2). Jesus is here denouncing the traditionalism of the scribes and Pharisees. Uncleanness, to them, was external and purification was ceremonial. Hence, the Pharisaic view that the hands became unclean (religiously, not physically), and so before meals must be cleansed (religiously) by washing, which consisted in two affusions and must extend up to the wrist, else the hand was still unclean. Jewish tradition traced this custom back to Solomon (see Shabbath 14b, end), but the first unmistakable occurrence of the custom is in the Sibylline Oracles (3:591-93), where the hands are said to be washed in connection with prayer and thanksgiving. The schools of Shammai and Hillel, though usually differing on points of tradition, agreed on the washing of hands as necessary for ceremonial purification (having reached this agreement in the early part of Jesus' life).

See PURITY; UNCLEANNESS.

LITERATURE.

Broadus, Commentary on Matthew (15:2-20); Gould, Swete, commentaries on Mark (7:2); Edersheim, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, II, 8;; Schurer. HJP, div II, volume I, section 25 (" Scribism").

Charles B. Williams

Greek
449. aniptos -- unwashed
... unwashed. From a (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of nipto;
without ablution -- unwashen. see GREEK a. see GREEK nipto. ...
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Library

Unwashen Hands
... Strong Meat for Hungry Souls: The Gospel of St. Mark CHAPTER 6:53-7:13 UNWASHEN
HANDS. ... And the Pharisees saw that they ate their bread with unwashen hands. ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 6 53-7 13 unwashen hands.htm

Never a Man Like Him
... Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled,
that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. ...
/.../mark/jesus of nazareth a biography/chapter vii never a man.htm

Rejection of the Tradition of the Elders.
... and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, and had seen that some
of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/barton/his life/rejection of the tradition of.htm

Matt. xv. 1
... But not the less were they innovating; as in this instance, that one ought not to
eat with unwashen hands, that we must wash cups and brazen vessels, that we ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily li matt xv 1.htm

Jesus Fails to Attend the Third Passover.
... and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2 and had seen that some
of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, with unwashen, hands. ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/lxv jesus fails to attend.htm

The Gospel of St. Mark
... CHAPTER 6:14-29 HEROD. CHAPTER 6:30-46 BREAD IN THE DESERT. CHAPTER 6:53-7:13
UNWASHEN HANDS. CHAPTER 7:14-23 THINGS WHICH DEFILE. CHAPTER ...
//christianbookshelf.org/chadwick/the gospel of st mark/

Further Strictures on the Same Subject.
... What if, besides the shame which they make the most account of, men dread likewise
the bodily inconveniences; in that, unwashen, sordidly attired, estranged ...
/.../tertullian/on repentance/chapter xi further strictures on the.htm

But one Sometimes Comes to a Case of this Kind...
... defilement which we have mentioned above. For even to eat with unwashen
hands the Jews thought defilement. Or if a person think ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/on lying/section 24 but one sometimes.htm

For which Cause Our Lord Himself Also with his Own Mouth Saith...
... also, in another place, when He was refuting the foolish speeches of the Jews, in
that they spake evil against His disciples, eating with unwashen hands; "Not ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/on continence/section 4 for which cause.htm

Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent
... The Scribes had asked him to pronounce a judgment, saying: Why do thy disciples
transgress the good customs of our forefathers, by eating with unwashen hands? ...
/.../xi sermon for the second.htm

Thesaurus
Unwashen (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Not washed. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. UNWASHEN. ...
Charles B. Williams. Multi-Version Concordance Unwashen (3 Occurrences). ...
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Unwashed (4 Occurrences)

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Unwatched (1 Occurrence)

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Defileth (12 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV WBS YLT). Matthew 15:20 These are the things which defile a man: but
to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. (KJV ASV WBS). ...
/d/defileth.htm - 10k

Defiling (10 Occurrences)
... Defiling (10 Occurrences). Matthew 15:20 these are the things defiling the man;
but to eat with unwashen hands doth not defile the man.' (YLT). ...
/d/defiling.htm - 9k

Ate (138 Occurrences)
... (WEB WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). Mark 7:2 and had seen that some of his disciples
ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands. (ASV RSV). ...
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Uncleanness (56 Occurrences)
... Old Testament. See TRADITION. This is fitly illustrated in the New Testament
in the washing of hands. See UNWASHEN. When the Mishna ...
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Mark (182 Occurrences)
... in not a few of the common incidents Mark's account is very much fuller; eg
6:14-29 (death of John the Baptist); Mark 7:1-23 (on eating with unwashen hands); ...
/m/mark.htm - 93k

According (7613 Occurrences)
... in not a few of the common incidents Mark's account is very much fuller; eg
6:14-29 (death of John the Baptist); Mark 7:1-23 (on eating with unwashen hands); ...
/a/according.htm - 62k

Concordance
Unwashen (3 Occurrences)

Matthew 15:20
These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Mark 7:2
And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
(KJV ASV)

Mark 7:5
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
(KJV)

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Mark (182 Occurrences)

According (7613 Occurrences)

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