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Leviticus 15:8 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(8) If he . . . spit upon him.—Spitting in the face of a person was, and still is, commonly resorted to among Oriental nations as an expression of insult and contempt (Num. 12:14; Deu. 25:9; Isa. 1:6; Job. 30:10; Mat. 26:67, &c.). Suffering from the disease here discussed, the patient would naturally be more irritable, and hence be liable to give vent more frequently to this mode of expressing his wrath. Now, any person upon whom he happened to heap this indignity became defiled by the spittle in the same manner, and had to go through the same purification, as he who chanced to touch his garments, or as the physician who had to examine him.

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Leviticus 15:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 15:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 15:8 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 15:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 15:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 15:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)