The 'Oreal of the Bitter Waters' is a fictional magical procedure—it was to take place in the Temple, which likely never existed. There's no record that it was ever performed. The ritual isn't relying on ordinary human jealousy, but concerns a problem in the spirit world. Another deity's presence has been felt in the highly controlled world of a Temple-based cult. Learn facts before you mouth off about ancient sacred texts?

https://www.academia.edu/3454332/A_Kind_of_Magic_The_Law_of_Jealousy_in_Numbers_5_11_31_as_Magical_Ritual_and_as_Ritual_Text

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