FLOW OF BLOOD.
Luke 8:43-44 (NIV)
"And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve
years,[a] but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and
touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped."
Luke 8:43 (NRSV)
43" Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for
twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians,[a]
no one could cure her."
Luke 8:43 New Life Version (NLV)
A woman had been sick for twelve years with a flow of blood. (*She
had spent all the money she had on doctors.) But she could not be
healed by anyone. "
From the renderings above of the verse it appears
that the woman perhaps suffered irregular menstruation or
menstruation longer that usual. Under the Law she would be considered
unclean during the period of her discharge. Leviticus 15:25 reads;
Leviticus 15:25 (NIV)
“‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other
than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues beyond her
period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as
in the days of her period."