Uh, Gennee...maybe I'm missing something, here...
...and it wouldn't be the first time that *that* has happened, either.
Anyway, I looked up your references, and most of the connections that you're making I understand. But you referred to "Lev 22:5," and in the Bible I usually use (the New American Bible, which is a Catholic translation) the verse is rendered:
"...or if anyone touches any swarming creature or any man whose uncleanness, whatever kind it may be, is contagious..." (The ellipses are there to show that the verse as rendered is a part of a larger sentence. The entirety of verse 5 is there, I promise.)
If I go to the Douay-Rheims, the verse is rendered:
"And he that toucheth a creeping thing, or any unclean thing, the touching of which is defiling..."
In the KJV, the verse is rendered:
"Or whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath:..."
The remark about the ellipses in the NAB translation applies to the other translations, too.
My question is: did I miss something? Or is there an error in the verse cited?
Thanks in advance,