Family Worship In Solomon's Temple

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Family worship at the temple included the rite of circumcision and various sacrifices and offerings for tithe, personal vows, sin, and sickness.

From time to time every family visited the temple in Jerusalem. Eight days after a baby boy was born he was circumcised to mark his membership in Israel. Then a month or two later the baby's mother went to the temple to offer sacrifice (Lev. 12; cf. Luke 2:22-24).

Animals were sacrificed in the lambing and calving season. The first lamb or calf born...


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