The Bible has many references to sanitation practices dating back to 3500 years ago. All reference infer that the nation of Israel was divinely inspired to cleans and quarantine people and object from bacteria to prevent the spreading of diseases. Without divine inspiration how could any society have known about this type of issue, considering our modern science did not discover the microbial world until the 18th century by Antony van Leeuwenhoek.
God gave Moses strict regulations about sanitation one of them one of the most important rediscovery in the medical field.
Even until the recent 19th century mankind and modern society still did not have much knowledge about micro-bacterial infections and issues with blood and dead bodies. Doctors until this time frame in many different cultures had used dirty water in basins to clean their hands while dealing with dead bodies and pregnant women.
Washing your body and hand with running clean water was an important rediscovery in the medical field during the 19th century, by a medical doctor that had used the bible to back his claim that doctor should wash their hands with clean water before moving between patience.
Deut 23.11- And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.
Other Sanitary Practices:
All these practices are directly related to the spreading of germs and bacteria, and showing that as things are used and touched by infected people those proper cleansing needs to be used to clean and quarantine the area/ people.
Once again how any society could have known about the spreading of disease caused by bacteria unless it was divinely inspired?
- Contains instructions to dispose of human waste away from population Deut 23:12-13
- Isolating infected people Leviticus 13:45-46
- Washing after handling a dead body Numbers 19:11-19
- Burying excrement away from a camp Deute 23:12-13
- Opened container become unclean Num 19.14
- The water of Cleaning become unclean after use, and those who touch it will become unclean Num 19.21
God told His people to use Hyssop in many of Israel cleaning rituals. Hyssop is known as a natural soap and anti-bacterial throughout thw world.