Laws of Uncleanness: Issue of Blood

Understanding The Law Series: Issues of Blood (Menstrual/Diseases)

  • Separation is the time when a woman has an issue of blood flowing from her which makes her unclean and her dwelling place (bed and where she sits) if convenient should be separated from others due the possibility of defiling others. 

.Lev 15:19 

And if a woman have an issue,H2100  and her issueH2101 in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart H5079 seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be uncleanH2930 until the even. 




From H2100; a seminal or menstrual flux: - issue.



From H5074; properly rejection; by implication impurity, especially personal (menstruation) or moral (idolatry, incest): -    X far, filthiness, X flowers, menstruous (woman), put apart, X removed (woman), separation, set apart, unclean (-ness, thing, with filthiness).



A primitive root; to be foul, especially in a ceremonial or moral sense (contaminated): - defile (self), pollute (self), be (make, make self, pronounce) unclean, X utterly. 


The Laws of serparation are as Follows: Lev 15:19-24

  1. She can eat no sacrifices of peace offerings.

Lev 7:20

But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings that pertain unto Ahayah, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

Lev 7:21

Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertains unto Ahayah, even that soul shall be cut off from his people. (An unclean woman can’t eat sacrifices of peace offerings. The food we make at home on feast days are not sacrifices according to scriptures so the clean and unclean can eat alike) 

  1. She must be apart from amongst the congregation (So everyone doesn't become unclean) though she is not restricted from coming to church, since its not the actual sanctuary in Jerusalem, neither is she is restricted from being around her family, she just has to be apart. When at home if possible, her bed and where she sits should remain separated in her dwelling place or away from others, for anything she sits/lays upon becomes unclean during the duration of her uncleanness and whomever touches them shall become unclean. She is free to roam around the house for daily tasks and go to work, the store, and etc. She must just be cautious that no one touches her flesh to become unclean. 

Num 5:2  

Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead: 
Num 5:3  

Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.

  1. Whoever touches the Unclean woman’s flesh  is unclean until the night comes, and no washings are required to be clean again. The person that was made unclean by touching the Unclean woman’s skin cannot make anyone else unclean. Only that person that touched the Unclean woman is unclean. If the Unclean woman touches your flesh with her flesh then you are unclean. If the unclean woman touches your shirt, she did not make you unclean because she did not touch your flesh. 

Lev 15:19 

And if a woman have an issue,  and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even. 

  • The unclean woman can touch things and she will not make them unclean, ONLY PEOPLE’S FLESH. For example, the woman with the issue of blood many years touched Yache’s garment and she did not defile him. The woman is an example of a woman still going about to do her business and being mindful not to touch anyone's flesh with hers' due to her issue of blood.

Mar 5:25 

And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 

Mar 5:26  

And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 

Mar 5:27 

When she had heard of Yache, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. 

Mar 5:28 

For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. 

Mar 5:29 

And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 

Mar 5:30 

And Yache, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? (she did not defile him because she didn’t touch his flesh.)

  1. Anything the Unclean woman sits or lies upon is unclean. Her bed where she sleeps is unclean, the toilet where she sits is unclean, and the chair she uses is unclean. If you touch any of the things she has sat upon or laid upon, you must wash yourself and your clothes and be unclean until night comes.

Lev 15:20 

And everything that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: everything also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean. 

Lev 15:21 

And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. 

Lev 15:22 

And whosoever toucheth anything that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. (Deut 23:11 confirms the sun has to be completely down for one to be clean, so one must wash after touching anything she sits/lays on as the law of Lev 15:19-22 states but one is not deemed clean until there is no light outside because the sun is completely down as Deut 23:11 shows.)

Deu 23:11 

.....: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again(This verse is to show that one is not clean to come into the camp until after the sun is actually down. You are clean when night coms, not when the sun  is setting.)

  • The item she sits or lies on is unclean, but it does not make the stuff around it unclean. For example, if she sits in the car, the seat she sits on is unclean, but the car is not unclean, nor are the people in the car, so long as no one touches her seat or her flesh. Also, if a book is on her bed, and she picks it up, (and she did not sit on the book), and gives it to you without touching your flesh, then you are clean and the book is clean. If there is a closed gym bag that she sat upon, the bag is unclean because she sat on it, but the contents of the bag are clean because she did not make contact by sitting directly on them.

Lev 15:9 

And what saddle soever he rideth upon that hath the issue shall be unclean. (Notice it is just the item he sat on that is unclean, nothing else, hence the Unclean cannot make the whole vehicle or place unclean by sitting in one seat.)

  1. Her clothes are not unclean during separation. They cannot make anyone else unclean by touching them. This is why the woman who touched Yache did not defile anyone in the crowd since her clothes couldnt defile anyone.

  2. If anyone touches her blood from where she sat or lay, they are unclean until night comes, but are not required to do any washings.

Lev 15:23 

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. 

  1. If any man sleeps with the unclean woman at all during her separation and her blood be upon him, he is unclean 7 days, anything he sits or lies upon shall be unclean, and BOTH he and the woman shall be cut off from the congregation.

Lev 15:24 

And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean. 

Lev 18:19 

Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness

Lev 20:18 

And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off H3772 from among their people. 




A primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication to destroy or consume; specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces): - be chewed, be con- [feder-] ate, covenant, cut (down, off), destroy, fail, feller, be freed, hew (down), make a league ([covenant]), X lose, perish, X utterly, X want

  1. Whatsoever she sits on or lies on is unclean until the time of her separation is complete. After the days of separation are accomplished, the items are not unclean anymore, they cannot defile anyone. 

  2. IF HER flowing issue CONTINUES PAST THE 7TH DAY when the sun is gone down, then she shall continue in the separation every day until the issue is stopped. All the same laws still apply to her until her issue is stopped.

Lev 15:25 

And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean. 

Lev 15:26 

Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation. 

Lev 15:27 

And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. 

  1. When the issue is actually stopped, on that day when the sun is completely down then she shall number to herself 7 days from that sun down onward. 

Lev 15:28 

But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. 

  • There is a difference between the 7 days (or excess days) of the separation of blood as oppose to the 7 days of being cleansed of her issue of blood. Here is the difference:

  1. During the seven days of cleansing, she can touch peoples flesh and they will not be defiled by her because the issue of blood has stopped. She is still unclean ceremonially, but she is no longer utterly polluted as in the time while she was bleeding, so she can be touched by others now. The items she sits or lays on during the 7 days of cleansing are no longer unclean because she no longer has an issue of blood.

Lev 15:29 

And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 

Lev 15:30 

And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before AHAYAH for the issue of her uncleanness. 

These are the sacrifices that are done for cleansing today:

Sir 35:1 

He that keepeth the law, bringeth offerings enough: he that taketh heed to the commandments, offereth a peace offering.

Sir 35:2 

He that requiteth a good turn, offereth fine flour: and he that giveth alms, sacrificeth praise.

Sir 35:3 

To depart from wickedness is a thing pleasing to AHAYAH: and to forsake unrighteousness, is a propitiation.

Psa 50:14 

Offer unto Alahayim thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: 

Heb 13:15 

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to Alahayim continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 

1Pe 2:5 

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to Alahayim by Yache Meshiyacha