What did the appearance of Jesus mean to Simeon and to Anna? What, according to verses 30-32, was to be the scope of His work?
1. Verses 21-34. After the circumcision of the Child two rites had to be performed: first, His presentation to God (verses 22, 23: cf. Ex. 13:2); second, the sacrifice of purification for the mother (verse 24; Cf. Lv.12:2-8).
2. Verse 25. 'Looking for the consolation of Israel':i.e., for the coming of the Messiah. Cf. verse 38 and 24:21.
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