II-XI-MMIV Tekst: Philo van Alexandrie ca 50 nChr, Beeld: A. Andreas 2000 nChr

Exegesis given by Philo of Alexandrie

And besides all this, they wash their bodies with baths and purifications, but they neither desire nor endeavour to wash off the passions of their souls, by which their whole life is polluted; and they are eager to flock to the temples in white garments, clothed in robes without spot or stain, but they feel no shame at bringing a polluted mind up to the very inmost shrine.