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Midwifery and the Bible Part III: Exodus 1:15-21

Part III: Exodus 1:15-21   Copyright © 2001 by Larry G. Overton All rights reserved.   Exodus 1:15-21 15 Now the king of Egypt spoke to the midwives of the Hebrews, one of whom was called Shiphrah and the other called Puah. 16 And he said, “When you assist the Hebrew women in childbirth, and see them upon the birthstool [literally, the two stones], if it is a son, then you shall kill him. But if it is a daughter,…

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Midwifery and the Bible Part II: Genesis 38: 27-30

Part II: Genesis 38: 27-30 Copyright © 2001 by Larry G. Overton and Beth Overton All rights reserved.       27 And it happened in the time of her giving birth, that, behold, twins were in her womb. 28 And so it was, while she was giving birth, one put out a hand. And the midwife, taking hold of it, tied a scarlet thread upon his hand, saying, “This one came out first.” 29 And it happened, as he…

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Midwifery and the Bible Part I: Genesis 35: 16-18

Part I: Genesis 35:16-18 Copyright © 2001 by Larry G. Overton and Beth Overton All rights reserved. As most of you may already know, in addition to being the editor and publisher of this newsletter, I am also a midwife, documented by the Texas Department of Health under the Licensure Bureau. A little more than three years ago, I wrote a research paper entitled “The History of Midwifery in America.” However, aside from a few brief references on the very…

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Breastfeeding and the Bible

Copyright © 2001 by Larry G. Overton All rights reserved.   I recently received an email that contained just one line, one simple question: “Is there anything in the Bible that relates to breastfeeding?” The question was an interesting one, for several reasons. For one thing, I find any study of the Scriptures interesting. It is also interesting because of some family background that pertains to breastfeeding. If you’ve read the “Who We Are” page on my web site, then…

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