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“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

“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 when context determines the meaning of a word. [For more information on nephesh, see Appendix 7, Usages of “Soul”].


Commentary for: Numbers 5:2