* put out of the camp.
The camp of Israel being now formed, with the sanctuary of
God in the centre, orders were given that the lepers and
unclean persons should be excluded from the camp, according
to the laws given at different times on these subjects. See
the Marginal References.) This expulsion was founded, 1. On
a purely physical reason; for the diseases were contagious,
and therefore there was a necessity of putting those
afflicted with them apart, that the infection might not be
communicated. 2. There was also a spiritual reason: the
camp was the habitation of God; and therefore, in honour of
Him who had thus condescended to dwell with them, nothing
impure should be permitted to remain. 3. Further, there was
a typical reason; for the camp was the emblem of the church,
where nothing that is defiled should enter, and in which
nothing that is unholy should be tolerated.
12:14 Le 13:46 De 24:8,9 2Ki 7:3
* and every.
* and whosoever.
9:6-10 19:11-16 31:19 Le 21:1