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Two Sacrifices for Childbirth

Why Does the Bible Require New Mothers to Atone after Childbirth? — Leviticus 12-13 says that when a woman gives birth, she is impure for several weeks, after which she must offer two distinct sacrifices: an “olah,” or burnt offering, and a “ḥatat,” or sin offering. This article offers some different views on the text. How might a Lutheran perspective inform this practice dealing with spiritual reflection on our human situation and with atonement?

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