The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLeviticus 15:16
And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him…
in lawful cohabitation, nor voluntarily, but involuntarily, as Aben
Ezra observes; not through any disorder, which came by an accident, or
in any criminal way, but through a dream, or any lustful imagination;
what is commonly called nocturnal pollution F3;
then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the
and so the Egyptian priests, when it happened that they were
defiled by a dream, they immediately purified themselves in a laver F4
so the Jewish priests did when the like happened to them asleep in the
temple F5; see (Deuteronomy 23:10,11) .
F3 "----& noctem flumine purgas." Pers. Satyr. 2.
F4 Chaeremon. apud Porphyr. de Abstinentia, l. 4. c. 7.
F5 Misn. Tamid. c. 1. sect. 1.