12:1-8. Child-Bearing.

J  L  1-5. Ordinances.
    L  6-8. Offerings.

12:1-5. Ordinances.

L  l  1,2-. Man child.
     m  -2,3. Separation (7 days).
      n  4. Continuance (33 days).
    l  5-. Maid child.
     m  -5-. Separation (14 days).
      n  -5. Continuance (66 days).

1490 B.C.

Leviticus 12)

1: And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
2: "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child:

then she shall be unclean seven days (see v.5); according to the days (cp. 15:19) of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
3: And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. (See note on "leprosy" 13:2.)

4: And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying thirty three days (half the period of a maid-child. See v.5. 7 + [3 x 11] = 40 = spiritual perfection plus Divine perfection times disorganization = Divine order applied to earthly things. Hence the number of probation.); she shall touch no hallowed thing (see Ex.3:5), nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.

5: But if she bear a maid child,

then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation:

and she shall continue in the blood of her purification (i.e. pure blood as distinct from the other) sixty six days. (Double that of a man child. See v.4. 14 + 66 = 80. This ordinance was not on account of any disparity between the sexes, but was in order to regulate them, so that birth-rate of females might not be too great in excess, as it otherwise would have been, and is, where this ordinance is not known or observed.)

6-8. Offerings.

6: And when the days of her purification are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring (as Mary did - Luke 2:22-24) a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the entrance of the tent of the assembly, to the priest:
7: Who shall offer it before the Lord, and the priest shall make an atonement for her (see Ex. 29:33); and she shall be cleansed from the issue(= fount) of her blood. This is the law for her that has born a male or a female.
8: And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles (see Luke 2:22,24, and cp. 2 Cor. 8:9), or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.' "

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