Posted by Kathy F. on June 29, 1997 at 13:42:06:
In reply to Re: Confinement ends at ? posted by Caroline on June 29, 1997 at 10:25:34
] Perhaps it was when the baby was baptized?
] ] Kathy
] No, that has always been called Baptism, as far as I know!This was somwthing to do with the woman being "unclean" after childbirth, I think.
A holdover from old Jewish custom? (In the New Testament, there is some mention of Mary's days of purification.)
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