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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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