1 tn In the Hebrew text the noun has no definite article, and so it signifies “some” or “certain” men.
2 tn The meaning, of course, is to be ceremonially unclean, and therefore disqualified from entering the sanctuary.
4 tn This clause begins with the vav (ו) conjunction and negative before the perfect tense. Here is the main verb of the sentence: They were not able to observe the Passover. The first part of the verse provides the explanation for their problem.