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Luke 2:22-38 As It Is Written In The Law

I have seen the Salvation of the Lord

I have seen the Salvation of the Lord

Mary, Joseph and Jesus head to Jerusalem. The family has requirements of the law that have to be fulfilled. Mary, for purification following childbirth, and both parents, have to present Jesus as a gift to the Lord.

According to the law, Mary was unclean following Jesus birth for seven days. On the eighth day Jesus was circumcised. Mary remained “in her purification” process from the eighth day until the thirty third day. She was then required to present herself and an offering at the temple in Jerusalem. The local synagogue was not acceptable for this purpose. The sacrifice she was to bring depended on her financial status. If she could afford it, she was to present a year old lamb for a burnt Read more »