Conclusion (Lev 15:31-15:33)

“Thus you shall keep the people of Israel separate from their uncleanness, so that they do not die in their uncleanness by defiling my tabernacle that is in their midst.  This is the ritual for those who have a discharge: for him who has an emission of semen, becoming unclean thereby; for her who is in the infirmity of her period; for any one, male or female, who has a discharge; and for the man who lies with a woman who is unclean.”

The children of Israel need to be separate from their uncleanness, so that they do not defile the tabernacle.  If they defiled the tabernacle, they would die.

This is the ritual for discharges:

1)      An emission of semen;

2)      The infirmity of the menstrual period;

3)      Those who have a discharge, male or female;

4)      Men who lie with a woman who is unclean.

There is a negative attitude towards the male semen emission and the female period as though anything connected with sex was unclean.  A lot of this had to do with the attitude that flowing blood was unclean.  However, there are not serious consequences.  The real problem was death occurred to you if you appeared in an unclean state by the tabernacle.  The leper and the house were in worse shape.


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