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Verses of Leviticus 12

8

Leviticus 12:8 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(8) And if she be not able.—As a merciful provision for those who were too poor to bring a lamb, the law permits them to bring a turtle-dove or a pigeon for a burnt offering, provided only it is the same kind of bird as the one brought for a sin offering; that is, they must either be both turtle-doves or both pigeons, and not one turtle-dove and one pigeon. Turtle-doves and pigeons were plentiful and cheap in Palestine (see Lev. 1:14). It was therefore the poor woman’s sacrifice which the mother of our Lord offered, when, in accordance with this commutation, she offered a pair of turtle-doves or two young pigeons, on presenting herself for purification at the Temple with the child Jesus, on the expiration of the prescribed term of uncleanness (Luk. 2:24), and the priest, after sprinkling her with the blood of the humble sacrifice, declared her cleansed.

Verses of Leviticus 12

8

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 12:8 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 12:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 12:8 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 12:8 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 12:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 12:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 12:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 12:8 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 12:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 12:8 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 12:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 12:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 12:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)