wash your feet

In a Fang oral adaptation the Hebrew that is translated in English as “wash your feet” is translated in a culturally specific way by Lot offering warm water for bathing.

Case / Case (2019) explain: “In Fang culture, as a sign of good hospitality, a host would bring guests warm water to bathe with. Therefore, in Genesis 19:2 the translator specified that Lot offered the two messengers warm water for bathing.”