How Long After the Nativity Was the Presentation?
How old was Jesus at the presentation in the temple?
According to Mosaic Law, a woman who has given birth to a boy is unable to enter the temple or touch anything holy for forty days. At the end of the forty d, ys she is to offer a year-old lamb or two turtledoves or two pigeons as an offering. Luke (2:22-24) mentions this sacrifice, so this event would have taken place when Jesus was either forty days old or shortly thereafter.