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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Leviticus 15



Verse 1

spake. See note on Leviticus 5:14.

Verse 2

children = sons.

flesh. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Whole). App-6. = any part of his flesh.

Verse 4

thing = piece of furniture, vessel, or article.

Verse 5

bathe. See note on Leviticus 14:9.

Verse 8

spit upon him. A common practice among oriental nations to express insult or contempt (Numbers 12:14. Deuteronomy 25:9. Job 30:10. Isaiah 50:6. Matthew 26:67.

water. The Severus Codex has "running water", as in Leviticus 15:13.

Verse 9

saddle = carriage. Occurs only here and 1 Kings 4:26, where it is rendered "chariot", and Song of Solomon 3:9. The seat in a palanquin. The feminine form occurs forty-four times, and is always rendered "chariot".

unclean. The Septuagint adds "until evening", as in every other case. See verses: Leviticus 15:5, Leviticus 15:6, Leviticus 15:7, Leviticus 5:8, Leviticus 5:10, Leviticus 5:11. But in these verses persons are referred to. In Leviticus 15:9 it is a thing.

Verse 12

rinsed = washed or baptized. This is what is referred to in Mark 7:4.

Verse 13

running. Hebrew living, not stagnant. See Leviticus 14:5.

Verse 14

door = entrance.

tabernacle of the congregation. Hebrew tent ("ohel) of meeting. See App-40.

Verse 15

offer = prepare. Hebrew. "asah. App-43.

make an atonement. See note on Exodus 29:33.

Verse 16

wash = bathe. Here, with eth kol added, meaning all his body, to distinguish it from the word "flesh", which is thus probably used in this section by the Figure of speech Euphemy (App-6) for private parts. Compare Leviticus 15:5-8, Leviticus 15:10, Leviticus 15:11, Leviticus 15:18, Leviticus 15:21, Leviticus 15:22, Leviticus 15:27, where the Authorized Version has inserted "himself", in italics. See further note on Leviticus 14:9.

Verse 24

flowers = uncleanness.

Verse 29

turtles = turtle-doves.

Verse 31

ye = Moses and Aaron.

tabernacle. Hebrew. mishkan, dwelling-place.

Verse 32

This is the law. verses: Leviticus 15:32, Leviticus 15:33 are a summary of the contents of the chapter, though the order (as in other cases) is varied.

and = to be.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Leviticus 15:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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