We are here moving in a realm of ideas prevailing in ancient Israel respecting holiness, uncleanness and sin, which are ceremonial and not ethical; see especially Robertson Smith's Religion of the Semites, 2nd ed., p. 446 foll.
(additional note B.) on holiness, uncleanness and taboo.
14 seq.), sorcery, uncleanness, falsehood and oppression rampant (iii.
A milder form of penalty was the temporary separation or seclusion (niddah) prescribed for ceremonial uncleanness.