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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.
The Christian New Testament sheds some light. The sin which Adam committed in the Garden of Eden had resulted in his separation from God's life. That is, Adam was condemned to death (Gen 2:16-17). His immediate separation from God resulted in spiritual death, i.e., his access to the tree of (eternal) life was terminated according to Genesis 3:22-23. So ...
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