Updated: Aug 20, 2018
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?
V34-35. What was to be the effect of Jesus’ coming on different classes of
people? What would be the cause of men’s falling and rising? Cf. 1 Pet. 2:6–8.
v21–24. After the circumcision of a child, two rites had to be performed: 1) his presentation to God (v22, 23; cf. Exod. 13:2); 2) the sacrifice of purification for the mother (v 24; cf. Lev. 12:2–8).
v25. ‘Waiting for the consolation of Israel’: i.e., for the coming of the Messiah. Cf. v38 and 24:21.