Uncleanness that Chances by Night

Understanding Deuteronomy 23:10-11 is important. When men commit evil, there are evil spirits that attack men in their sleep to cause them to have their seed of copulation go from them and become unclean on account of the evil they have done. When this happens, one must wash any garment where the seed of copulation comes upon before evening says the law.[Lev 15:17] Then at even the man must wash himself because the demonic attack has made him unclean, and when night comes because the sun is completely down, he shall be clean. During the uncleanness, one's garment that the seed of copulation came upon is unclean but it cannot defile anyone or anything else. the man that is unclean cannot defile anyone else. Only the seed of copulation can defile a person or garment.


Deu 23:10  If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chanceth him by night, H7137 then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp: 


BDB Definition:
1) chance, accident
of nocturnal pollution requiring temporary exodus from camp

Lev 15:16  

And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even. 
Lev 15:17  

And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even. 
Deu 23:11  

But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again. 

  • The demon Ornias causes this attack on men.

Testament of Solomon 9-10

9. And when Solomon heard this, he rose up from his throne, and went outside into the vestibule of the

court of his palace; and there he saw the demon, shuddering and trembling. And he said to him: "Who art

thou?" And the demon answered: "I am called Ornias."

10. And Solomon said to him: "Tell me, O demon, to what zodiacal sign thou art subject." And he

answered: "To the Water-pourer. And those who are

consumed with desire for the noble virgins upon earth

[...], these I strangle. But in case there is no disposition to sleep, I am changed into three forms. Whenever men come to be enamoured of women, I metamorphose myself into a comely female; and I take hold of the

men in their sleep, and play with them. And after a while I again take to my wings, and hide me to the

heavenly regions. I also appear as a lion, and I am

commanded by all the demons. I am offspring of the archangel Uriel, the power of Alahayim."

These attacks are due to one's errors, so it is an admonition to repent and correct what ever one is doing wrong according to the law, and fruits of the Spirit, because if we do good, no evil shall touch us and that Demon will not have consent to defile us. Hence it lets us know when we have some growing to do if the evil spirits have consent to attack us because we have done something amiss in the sight of Alahayim.

Tob 12:7 

It is good to keep close the secret of a king, but it is honourable to reveal the works of Alahayim. Do that which is good, and no evil shall touch you. 

Ecc 8:5 

Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. 

So obedience to the Faith of Yache will deliver from the uncleanness that chanceth by night in one's sleep.