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Pagan superstition regarded salt as effective against demons and corruption. Christian usage included the blessing of salt for various uses, e.g., in connection with Baptism (see also Baptism, Litur gical, 3) and in preparation of holy water. Scripture background includes Lv 2:13; Nm 18:19: Mt 5:13; Mk 9:50; Cl 4:6. See also Amulets.

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