Sacrifice in the Old Testament
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Sacrifice in the Old Testament its theory and practice by George Buchanan Gray

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Sacrifice -- Judaism.,
  • Judaism -- Doctrines.,
  • Fasts and feasts in the Bible.,
  • Priests, Jewish.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementby George Buchanan Gray.
LC ClassificationsBM715 .G7 1925
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 434 p. ;
Number of Pages434
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17238426M

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Offerings, Sacrifices and Worship in the Old Testament is a comprehensive study of the sacrificial offerings and worship prescribed by God in the Old Testament. The author, from an evangelical perspective, analyzes the exacting details of the various Old Testament sacrifices. Topics that are covered include: • The ritual of the sacrifices;/5(2).   By offering these sacrifices in faith, the people of the Old Testament demonstrated their faith in Christ, the superior, once-for-all sacrifice, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. The Old Testament predicted and forshadowed Jesus Christ. This was especially accomplished through the sacrificial system which God instituted through Moses. In the background of these predictions and shadows of Jesus was the practice of sacrifice-related eating. The Hebrews (and especially the authors of Scripture) were aghast at the practice of human sacrifice in the cultures around them even though some of their own rulers were sometimes guilty of it. 2 Kings says that King Ahaz.

Sacrifice. The principle of sacrifice is central and basic to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Since the Law of Moses was meant to be a schoolmaster to prepare the Israelites to receive the Holy One of Israel, sacrificial ritual was endowed with myriads of symbols pointing to Christ and important concepts relating to blood atonement, repentance. sacrificial system of the OT was a prefiguring of what we have in Christ. This is made clear in several places in Hebrews as well. We do not practice the animal sacrifices today because they are no longer. needed. In fact, God has abrogated the Old Covenant. It is no longer in. In the early story of the Bible, animal sacrifice atoned for man's sins. Though it was the sinner who deserved to be removed from the world, an animal would take their place. The animal's blood would then be sprinkled by priest in a symbolic cleansing of evil's indirect consequences throughout the community. Sacrifice in the Old Testament As already observed, the idea of sacrifice begins in the early chapters of Genesis at the dawn of history. The significance tied to the coats of skin provided for Adam and Eve (Gen. ) is not immediately evident but can be understood more fully only by .

The final section of the writer's excursus on the Old Testament sacrificial system is the most extended of the four (Heb ). In it he recalls that the Old Testament sacrifices could not remove the "conscience of sins" (). Instead, those sacrifices were "an annual reminder of sins" (). Thus, he brings his earlier argument. Leviticus Along with the bread you shall present seven one year old male lambs without defect, and a bull of the herd and two rams; they are to be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the Lord. Numbers 15 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Laws about Sacrifices. 15 The Lord told Moses 2 to give the Israelites the following laws about offering sacrifices: 3 Bulls or rams or goats [] are the animals that you may burn on the altar as sacrifices to please me. [] You may also offer sacrifices voluntarily or because you made a promise, or because they are part of your regular religious. SACRIFICE, IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, 2. V. The Mosaic Sacrificial System. 1. The Covenant Sacrifice: The fundamental function of Moses' work was to establish the covenant between Israel and God. This important transaction took place at Sinai and was accompanied by solemn sacrifices. The foundation principle was obedience, not sacrifices (Exodus ). No mention is made of these at the time, as .