Bible study 105 – Leviticus 15

This chapter describes how you become unclean from having various bodily discharges. You are unclean for a week if you have a “discharge from your member”. This makes it sound like having sex would make things very complicated, but luckily “an emission of semen” is quickly specified to only make you (and the woman you lie with) unclean “until the evening”. The “discharge from your member” part is usually interpreted as some kind of sexual disease, with continuous discharge.

Further, women are unclean during their menstruation for at least one week, and the same applies to men who sleep with them.

Leviticus 15:20
Everything upon which she lies during her impurity shall be unclean; everything also upon which she sits shall be unclean.


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