Deuteronomy 21:4

And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer to a valley with flowing water, which is neither plowed nor sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley:
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Valley. In such places murders are most frequently perpetrated. Hebrew may signify, "a desert "deep or inaccessible torrent, (Haydock) on the side of which the heifer was to be slain, and its body was then, it seems, thrown into the water. The ancients first washed their hands over her. Thus the victim of malediction against those who break a covenant, is buried in a ditch, or cast into the sea. (Homer, Iliad i.) Was. Some translate the Hebrew "shall be "as if the place was to be hereafter considered as unclean and accursed. (Calmet) The roughness and depth of the valley, denote the hardness of the murderer's heart, and the depth of his malice. (Menochius) Strike off, or coedent, "cut the neck "(Haydock) at the top, without perhaps separating it entirely from the body. Blood was given for blood, and this was the chief design of the bloody sacrifices. For this reason, the Egyptians impressed a seal on the horns of the victim, representing a man kneeling, with his hands tied behind his back, as if ready to receive the stroke of death. (Plut. Isis.)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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