Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
The word "full" is from the Anglo-Saxon fullian, meaning "to whiten." To full is to press or scour cloth in a mill. This art is one of great antiquity. Mention is made of "fuller's soap" (Mal. 3:2
), and of "the fuller's field" (2 Ki. 18:17
). At his transfiguration our Lord's rainment is said to have been white "so as no fuller on earth could white them" (Mk. 9:3
). En-rogel (q.v.), meaning literally "foot-fountain," has been interpreted as the "fuller's fountain," because there the fullers trod the cloth with their feet.
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