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 19:15
 19:16
 19:17
19:16 [Similarly], anyone who touches a victim of the sword, [any other] corpse, a human bone, or a grave, [even] in the open field, shall be unclean for seven days.
Vechol asher-yiga al-peney hasadeh bachalal-cherev o vemet o-ve'etsem adam o vekaver yitma shiv'at yamim.
19:17 Some of the dust from the burnt purification offering shall be taken for such an unclean person. It shall be placed into a vessel that has been [filled with water directly] from a running spring.
Velakchu latameh me'afar srefat hachatat venatan alav mayim chayim el-keli.



Commentary:

dust
  This teaches that the ashes are ground into dust. See Numbers 19:9.

purification offering
  Chatath in Hebrew; see Numbers 19:15.

shall be placed
  By anyone (Yad, Parah Adumah 6:2).

vessel
  Any vessel (Sifri; Yad, Parah Adumah 6:3).

that has been
  The water must be put in first (Sotah 16b; Yad, Parah Adumah 9:1).

directly
  (Yad, Parah Adumah 6:1, 6:9).

running spring
  Literally, 'living water.' See Leviticus 14:4, 15:13. There is a question as to whether river water is good for this (Yad, Parah Adumah 6:10, Raavad ad loc.).





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