sexual contamination

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Leviticus 15:1-12

Lev 15:1 Yahveh spoke to Moses and Aaron, and this is what he said,
Lev 15:2 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, when any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is contaminated.
Lev 15:3 And this is the law of his contamination for a discharge: whether his body runs with his discharge, or his body is blocked up by his discharge, it is his contamination.
Lev 15:4 Every bed on which the one with the discharge lies will be contaminated, and every container on which he sits will be contaminated.
Lev 15:5 And anyone who touches his bed will wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be contaminated until the evening.
Lev 15:6 And whoever sits on any container on which the one with the discharge has sat will wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be contaminated until the evening.
Lev 15:7 And whoever touches the body of the one with the discharge will wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be contaminated until the evening.
Lev 15:8 And if the one with the discharge spits on someone who is pure, then he will wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be contaminated until the evening.
Lev 15:9 And any saddle on which the one with the discharge rides will be contaminated.
Lev 15:10 And whoever touches anything that was under him will be contaminated until the evening. And whoever carries such things will wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be contaminated until the evening.
Lev 15:11 Anyone whom the one with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in water will wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be contaminated until the evening.
Lev 15:12 And a clay pottery container that the one with the discharge touches will be broken, and every container of wood will be rinsed in water.

sexual contamination

Not every disease is catalogued in Leviticus, so when one is mentioned, we need to look for its significance. Male seminal discharge due to disease would be an appropriate condition to highlight if the goal of the instruction is the encourage sexual purity. Laws concerning leprosy were a visual demonstration to the Israelites that God wanted them to avoid public corruption. Laws concerning seminal and menstrual discharge, and circumcision were visual demonstrations that God wanted a people free from sexual contamination.

LORD, keep your people pure by the power of your word.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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