Clean and unclean
God told Moses the laws
about clean and unclean. God told Moses the things that made an
Israelite person become unclean. An unclean person was not allowed to
go near the tabernacle. An unclean person could not make offerings.
told Moses what the person should do to be clean again. Sometimes an
unclean person had to wait a few hours until the evening. Other times,
the person had to wait a few days. After the unclean person did what
God told him to do, he was clean again. Then he was allowed to go near
the tabernacle and make offerings.
Many of God's rules for clean and unclean are like things we do now. They are rules for good health.