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Leviticus 12

(12:1-8) Women are dirty and sinful after childbirth, so God prescribes rituals for their purification. (And baby girls make mothers twice as sinful and dirty as baby boys do.)

(12:2, 4) "If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days ... And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days."
If a boy is born, the mother is unclean for 7 days and must be purified for 33 days.

(12:3) "In the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised."
Is circumcision required?

(12:5) "But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks ... and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days."
If a girl is born, the mother is unclean for 14 days and be purified for 66 days. (In the eyes of God, girls are twice as dirty as boys.)

(12:6)
"She shall bring a lamb ... for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or dove, for a sin offering."
Is childbearing sinful?

(12:7) "She shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood."

(12:8) "If she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons ... and she shall be clean."

12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
12:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
12:4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
12:5 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 purifying threescore and six days.
12:6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or dove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:
12:7 Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for her that hath born a male or a female.
12:8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, 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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