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Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

15:2 running issue. The instructions in this chapter concerning various human secretions and discharges, at least some of which might be infectious, were certainly healthful precautions needed under the difficult conditions there in the wilderness. The benefits of bathing and washing were recognized by Moses (under God’s direction) long before they were practiced (even in modern times) in other nations.

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