And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him
Not in lawful cohabitation, nor voluntarily, but involuntarily, as Aben Ezra observes; not through any disorder, which came by an accident, or in any criminal way, but through a dream, or any lustful imagination; what is commonly called nocturnal pollution F3; then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the
and so the Egyptian priests, when it happened that they were defiled by a dream, they immediately purified themselves in a laver F4 so the Jewish priests did when the like happened to them asleep in the temple F5; see ( Deuteronomy 23:10 Deuteronomy 23:11 ) .
F3 "----& noctem flumine purgas." Pers. Satyr. 2.
F4 Chaeremon. apud Porphyr. de Abstinentia, l. 4. c. 7.
F5 Misn. Tamid. c. 1. sect. 1.