Leviticus 15:19

Hebrew Bible

18 As for a woman whom a man goes to bed with, then has a seminal emission, they must bathe in water and be unclean until evening. 19 “‘When a woman has a discharge and her discharge is blood from her body, she is to be in her menstruation seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean until evening. 20 Anything she lies on during her menstruation will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean. 21 Anyone who touches her bed must wash his clothes, bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 22 Anyone who touches any furniture she sits on must wash his clothes, bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

1 Enoch 15:4


3 Why have you left the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and lain with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men, taken yourselves wives, and done like the children of earth, and fathered giants as your sons? 4 And though you were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and fathered children with the blood of flesh, and, like the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those also do who die and perish. 5 Therefore I have given them wives also that they might impregnate them, and beget children by them, that thus nothing might be lacking to them on earth.

 Notes and References

"... the phrase “blood of women” has another layer to it, one that has the Watchers violating their role as intercessors in a more nuanced way: Not only have the watchers polluted themselves through intercourse (verse 3; compare 7:1), they have slept with their wives during their menstrual period (verse 4; compare 10:11), which created a graver state of uncleanness according to Jewish ritual law (Leviticus 15:19–24) ..."

Heiser, Michael S. A Companion to the Book of Enoch: A Reader’s Commentary, Vol. 1 (p. 145) Defender Publishing, 2019

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