From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that will stand holy before a holy God.
. infectious. Websters: compare CONTAGIOUS. capable of being easily diffused or spread: readily communicated.
. Haggai 2:10-13. Amplified bible. On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Ask now the priests to decide this question of law:
. If one carries in the skirt of his garment flesh that is holy (because it has been offered in sacrifice to God), and with his skirt or the flap of his garment he touches bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any kind of food, does what he touches become holy (dedicated to God’s service exclusively)? And the priests answered, No! Holiness is not infectious.
. Then said Haggai, If one who is (ceremonially) unclean because he has come in contact with a dead body should touch any of these articles of food, shall it be (ceremonially) unclean? And the priests answered, It shall be unclean. Unholiness is infectious.