Leviticus 15:23

23 Whether it is the bed or anything she was sitting on, when anyone touches it, they will be unclean till evening.

Read Leviticus 15:23 Using Other Translations

And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even.
Whether it is the bed or anything on which she sits, when he touches it he shall be unclean until the evening.
This includes her bed or any other object she has sat on; you will be unclean until evening if you touch it.

What does Leviticus 15:23 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Leviticus 15:23

And if it [be] on [her] bed, or on anything whereon she
That is, if any person or thing should be upon her bed or seat; a vessel on her bed, or a vessel upon a vessel, as Aben Ezra expresses it: when he toucheth it;
that person or thing that should be on her bed or seat, as well as touch her bed or seat: shall be unclean until the even;
in a ceremonial sense; so defiling was a woman in such circumstances, and to whom the Scriptures often compare unclean persons and things: and Pliny F9 speaks of menstrues as very infectious, or worse, to various creatures and things, in a natural way.


F9 Nat. Hist. l. 7. c. 15.
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