Leviticus 22:27

Overview - Leviticus 22
The priests in their uncleanness must abstain from the holy things.
How they shall be cleansed.
10 Who of the priest's house may eat of the holy things.
17 The sacrifices must be without blemish.
26 The age of the sacrifice.
29 The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.
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Leviticus 22:27  (King James Version)
When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

seven days
It was necessary for the mother's health that the young one should suck so long; and prior to this time, the process of nutrition in a young animal can scarcely be considered as completely formed. Besides this, it may justly be asserted, that the flesh of very young animals is comparatively innutritive. There is something brutish in eating the young of beast or fowl, before the hair and hoofs are perfect in the one, and feathers and claws in the other; and before this period, their flesh is not good for food, consequently they were not fit for sacrifice, which is termed the bread or food of God, (ver
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