There are 7427 blatant absurdities in the bible. Many biblical books were deemed so stupid that 1800 imbeciles decided to ban them from the approved bible, in 325AD. This is the Protevangelion, by James the Lesser, cousin and brother of Jesus.
1 Joachim abides the first day in his house, but sacrifices on the morrow. 2 consults the plate on the priest’s forehead. 3 And is without sin. 6 Anna brings forth a daughter, 9 whom she calls Mary.
AND Joachim abode the first day in his house, but on the morrow he brought his offerings and said,
2 If the Lord be propitious to me let the plate which is on the priest’s forehead make it manifest.
3 And he consulted the plate which the priest wore, and saw it, and behold sin was not found in him.
4 And Joachim said, Now I know that the Lord is propitious to me, and hath taken away all my sins.
5 And he went down from the temple of the Lord justified, and he went to his own house.
6 And when nine months were fulfilled to Anna, she brought forth, and said to the midwife, What have I brought forth?
7 And she told her, a girl.
8 Then Anna said, the Lord hath this day magnified my soul; and she laid her in bed.
9 And when the days of her purification were accomplished, she gave suck to the child, and called her name Mary.
Joachim finally gets the hint: stay busy in the house, with the wife. The next day, “behold sin was not found in him.” What kind of test was administered to detect sins? Whatever it is, we need to get it to work again.
Fast forward 9 months after that day spent in the house, little Mary is born. What kind of food was fed to baby Mary for the first 2 weeks of purification?
Really lovely story.