1 tc Most
2 tn Grk “men.” This is a generic use of ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo"), referring to both males and females.
3 sn In Judaism to come into contact with the dead or what is associated with them, even without knowing it, makes one unclean (Num 19:11-22; Lev 21:1-3; Mishnah, m. Demai 2:3). To Pharisees, who would have been so sensitive about contracting ceremonial uncleanness, it would have been quite a stinging rebuke to be told they caused it.
4 sn That is, an expert in the interpretation of the Mosaic law. They worked closely with the Pharisees.