“Command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp every leper and everyone who has a bodily discharge and whoever is unclean because of a dead person. Bible see other translations

“a dead person.” The Hebrew text just reads “soul” is nephesh (#05315 נֶפֶשׁ) which often means a person, an individual, but here is clearly refers to a corpse. This is a good example of a place where context determines the meaning of a word.

[For more information on nephesh, see Appendix 16: “Usages of ‘Soul.’”]

Commentary for: Numbers 5:2