|(1) And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people:||(1) And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled with the dead among his people.|
|(11) Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;||(11) Neither shall he go in to touch any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;|
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Daniel L. Belnap, “‘That I May Dwell among Them’: Liminality and Ritual in the Tabernacle,” in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, ed. Jeffery R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2013), 12–35.
George A. Horton Jr., “Insights into Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy,” in The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Robert L. Millet (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1985), 71–88.
Theo E. McKean, “The Origin and Original Meaning of Sacrificial Blood Offerings as Revealed in the Bible and Modern Scripture” (Master’s Thesis; Brigham Young University, 1964).
Gaye Strathearn, “‘Holiness to the Lord’ and Personal Temple Worship,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009), 219–232.