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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Leviticus 15:19-33

This is concerning the ceremonial uncleanness which women lay under from their issues, both those that were regular and healthful, and according to the course of nature (Lev. 15:19-24), and those that were unseasonable, excessive, and the disease of the body; such was the bloody issue of that poor woman who was suddenly cured by touching the hem of Christ's garment, after she had lain twelve years under her distemper, and had spent her estate upon physicians and physic in vain. This made the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Leviticus 15:27

And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean ,.... Her bed and seat; the Septuagint version is, "that toucheth her", see Leviticus 15:19 , and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even ; let it be observed, that in all the above passages, where it is said, "he shall bathe himself in water", the Targum of Jonathan adds, in forty seahs or pecks of water; for this was done by dipping the body all over. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 15:1-33

Secret sins. cf. Psalms 19:12 ; 1 Timothy 1:13 . We have already had occasion to discern as a clear lesson of the old ritual that sin is a nature. The old law did not confine itself to overt acts, but insisted on "sins of ignorance" being regarded as elements of guilt (cf. 1 Timothy 4:1-16 .). Then again we have sin shown to originate in birth (chapter 12); we have its tangible effects strikingly illustrated in the law of the leprosy (chapters 13, 14); and now we have the analysis... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 15:1-33

Uncleanness. Had sin never entered, there had been no disease. Diseases are consequences of sin; their symptoms are therefore taken as emblems of it. So when our Lord miraculously "healed all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease," he evinced ability to remove all corresponding moral evil. The examples specified in the Law are typical or representative, and are such as have symptoms pronounced and visible. I. THOSE WHO HAD ISSUES IN THE FLESH WERE UNCLEAN . ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 15:1-33

Personal purity. It is not permissible to treat this chapter in any detail; to do so would he to act inconsistently with the very object of the legislation, viz, the encouragement of all delicacy of thought as well as propriety of conduct. But the fact that such a chapter as this (with others like it) is found in Scripture is suggestive and instructive. We gather— I. THAT PERSONAL PURITY WAS AND IS A MATTER OF THE VERY GREATEST CONSEQUENCE IN THE SIGHT OF... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 15:25-30

The fifth case of an issue—that of excessive menstruation, or menstruation occurring at the wrong time. This was probably the disease of the woman "who had an issue of blood". read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Leviticus 15:1-33

Discharges from sexual organs (15:1-33)Strict precautions were to be taken when a man was found to have venereal disease or some other infection connected with his sexual organs, to prevent the infection spreading to others (15:1-12). After apparent healing, the man had to wait a further week to ensure he was fully healed. He then carried out cleansing rites, offering a sin offering and a burnt offering (13-15).After sexual intercourse, ceremonial uncleanness remained only till evening and was... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Leviticus 15:1-33

4. Uncleanness due to bodily discharges associated with reproduction ch. 15This chapter concludes the regulations on uncleanness (chs. 11-15)."The uncleanness laws start with uncleanness that is permanent: that associated with various animals and food (ch. 11). Then they deal with the uncleanness of childbirth, which may last up to eighty days (ch. 12). Chs. 13 and 14 deal with uncleanness of indefinite duration; it all depends how long the serious skin disease persists. Finally, ch. 15 deals... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Leviticus 15:25-33

The fourth case involves a woman who had continuing menstrual problems beyond her normal period. The ritual for purification was the same as for a man with an extended sexual malady (case one above, Leviticus 15:13-15; cf. Mark 5:25; Luke 8:43).Leviticus 15:31 explains the reason for these regulations. God gave them so the Israelites would not fall into serious sin because of ignorance of how they should behave when unclean. The rules about bodily discharges helped the Israelites appreciate the... read more

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