Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3?
"But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year."- Hebrews 10:3.
Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3? Yes Paul, was alluding to the annual sacrifices for atonement of the people of Israel.Leviticus 16:34
Under the Mosaic Law, sacrifices were made, on the annual Day of Atonement, in order to effect reconciliation with God despite the sins of individuals and of the whole nation. Those sacrifices pointed to Jesus’ sacrifice, which completely atoned for mankind’s sins once for all time, giving people the opportunity to be reconciled with God.
Leviticus 16:29-34 (NASB)
An Annual Atonement
29 “This shall be a permanent statute for you: in the seventh month,
on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble your souls and not do
any work, whether the native, or the alien who sojourns among you; 30
for it is on this day that [s]atonement shall be made for you to
cleanse you; you will be clean from all your sins before the Lord. 31
It is to be a sabbath of solemn rest for you, that you may humble your
souls; it is a permanent statute. 32 So the priest who is anointed and
[t]ordained to serve as priest in his father’s place shall make
atonement: he shall thus put on the linen garments, the holy
33 "And make atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make
atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar. He shall also
make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.
34 Now you shall have this as a permanent statute, to make atonement
for the sons of Israel for all their sins once every year.” And just
as the Lord had commanded Moses, so he did."