“Then the priest shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward he may come into the camp. But the priest shall be unclean until evening. The one who burns the heifer shall wash his clothes in water and bathe his body in water and shall be unclean until evening.”
The priest H3548: one officiating priest; an acting priest (although a layman); ruler. Active participle of H3547: to mediate in religious services; to put on regalia.
“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.”
Wash H3526: to trample; hence to wash by stamping with the feet; fulling process.
“You trampled the sea with your horses, the surging of mighty waters.”
“Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.”
“And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.”
“Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their evil is great.”
“So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse’s bridle, for 1,600 stadia.”
Clothes H899: a covering; treachery or pillage; raiment; vesture; from H898: to act covertly; to pillage; deal deceitfully; unfaithful.
“They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,”
“All the kings of the nations lie in glory, each in his own tomb;”
Bathe H7364: to lave (the whole or a part of the thing); self-wash.
“And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: …concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.”
John 16:8, 11
“And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.”
His body H1320: flesh; person; the pudenda of a man; nakedness; skin. From H1319: to be cheerful; to announce glad news; preach good tidings.
“And they rose up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.”
“They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.”
Water H4325: (dual of a primitive noun but used in a singular sense) figuratively juice; urine; wasting water; spring.
“Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.”
And afterward: having done all of the above.
He may come into the camp.
Camp H4264: an encampment of travelers or troops; an army of soldiers or dancers.
“And when Jacob saw them he said, ‘This is God’s camp!’ So he called the name of that place Mahanaim (Mahanaim means two camps).”
“Return, return, O Shulammite, return, return, that we may look upon you. Why should you look upon the Shulammite, as upon a dance before two armies?”
Song of Solomon 6:13
“You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.”
Song of Solomon 6:4
But the priest shall be unclean until evening.
“For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD.”
“For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.”
1 Thessalonians 5:2
“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’”
The one who burns the heifer H8313: to be set on fire; cause to make a burn.
“Because the king’s order was urgent and the furnace overheated, the flame of the fire killed those men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.”
“He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
Revelation 13:10 KJV
The one who burns the heifer shall wash his clothes in water and bathe his body in water and shall be unclean until evening.
The one who burns the heifer is the same as priests in that he must wash his clothes in water and bathe his body in water and shall be unclean until evening.
Unlike the priest, he cannot enter the camp.
“Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”