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Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch explains the sin-offering of the new mother, and similarly that of the nazirite, as a sort of prophylactic offering: At the moment the woman (or the formar nazirite) re-enters ordinary human interactions, she brings this offering to symbolize her commitment to refrain from sin.
From a Christian perspective prophets after the return from the Babylonian exile are often citing visions about the days of Messiah. However there is no evidence that ancient rabbinic sources understood Zechariah 5 as referring to the end times. Therefore, it seems purely a Christian view that equates this chapter to those times. Under that view, the woman ...
This prophecy concerns the problems encountered in rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is closely connected with the story in Ezra 4. The wicked woman in the "eiphah" measure (bushel or barrel) represents one or more of the enemies of Israel, primarily the Samaritans and the Edomites, who harassed the builders after being excluded from the rebuilding ...
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