Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Toucheth the dead
These are the ones that are unclean to you among all the swarming things. Anyone who touches them when they die will be unclean until evening.
The Lord said to Moses: "Say to the priests, the sons of Aaron -- say to them, 'For a dead person no priest is to defile himself among his people,
(Nun) They wander blindly through the streets, defiled by the blood they shed, while no one dares to touch their garments.
Then Haggai asked, "If a person who is ritually unclean because of touching a dead body comes in contact with one of these items, will it become unclean?" The priests answered, "It will be unclean."
So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned --
2 Corinthians 6:17
Therefore "come out from their midst, and be separate," says the Lord, "and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you,
And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.
The meat which touches anything ceremonially unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned up in the fire. As for ceremonially clean meat, everyone who is ceremonially clean may eat the meat.
"'Now if an animal that you may eat dies, whoever touches its carcass will be unclean until the evening.
After a priest has become ceremonially clean, they must count off a period of seven days for him.