You are hereHomeBARJanuary/February 1995Is This King David’s Tomb? The ashes of the red heifer were used in a potion to purify those who had been defiled by contact with a corpse (Numbers 19; see also Leviticus 21:1–4, 11, 22:4–7; Numbers 5:2, 6:6–13, 9:6). Join the BAS Library! Already a library member? Log in here. Institution user? Log in with your IP address.