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Questions about the offerings commanded in the bible and performed in the temple. There were several types of offerings, some fully consumed on the altar and some not. In addition to certain animals, grain and incense were offered.

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What is the significance of the bovine sacrificial animal being referred to as ' heifer ' in the OT?

Old Testament refers to cow, especially that meant as a sacrificial offering as ' heifer'. A heifer is a cow in the making in that it has not borne a calf. Did God want his people to spare cows with ...
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What was the significance of 'horns' of the sacrificial altar in Exodus 30?

We read in Hebrews 10:1-4: The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after ...
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Why did God use attributes for Isaac?

We read in Gen 22:2 how Abraham is tested : Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I ...
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Were Abiram and Segub the sons of Ahab or Hiel? Are their deaths accidental or intentional?

”And Ahab made an Asherah. Ahab did more to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its ...
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Cow sacrifice over bull at anointing ceremony

1 Sh'mu'el 16v2, God tells the prophet to take a female cow specifically for the sacrifice that was going to take place at David's anointing. Any reason why it had to be a "female cow" ...
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How could Jesus, as one man, suffer the death penalty of multiple people? [closed]

In Genesis 2:17 God tells Adam: ”but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”‬‬ Because of Adam’s sin this rebellious ...
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What Does "and of Their Fat" Specifically Mean in Abel's Sacrifice to God?

In Gen. 4:3-5 (D-R), we read: And it came to pass after many days, that Cain offered, of the fruits of the earth, gifts to the Lord. Abel also offered of the firstlings of his flock, and of their ...
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May it be Inferred that the Sacrifices of Cain and Abel Occurred on a Sabbath?

We read in Gen. 4:3-5 (D-R): 3 And it came to pass after many days, that Cain offered, of the fruits of the earth, gifts to the Lord. 4 Abel also offered of the firstlings of his flock, and of their ...
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Do these passages Dt. 12 , Jer. 7 and Judges 11 hint that human sacrifice was offered to the LORD more often than we like to think?

We ordinarily think of human sacrifice in the Bible as being offered to Baal, Moloch, Chemosh or other Canaanite deities. But in the following verses we have a) a warning not to worship God in a ...
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Does Deuteronomy 33:19 show that sacrifices were allowed outside of the place of the Tabernacle?

18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents. 19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for ...
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Leviticus 16:16 - Does Uncleanesses + Transgressions(Rebellions) = Total Sin?

Thus he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleannesses of the people of Israel and because of their transgressions, all their sins. And so he shall do for the tent of meeting, ...
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Why did Mary and Joseph offer "turtle doves" in Luke 2:24?

this question was asked earlier, but I haven't the "reputation" to be allowed to post on the thread. Josephus wrote that Jesus #2, ~30 years after the crucifixion of Jesus #1, was crucified ...
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Does offering a firstborn male child to God strip him of the sovereignty and thus inheritance of land?

My question refers to the totality of biblical domain as I suspect this rule/law was in effect even before Abraham. If it indeed existed it would be a corollary of to the rule of the first born ...
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What exactly was Saul's sin that caused God to reject him and punish him?

I see similar questions have already been asked about this passage but there was a lack of definite answer, some see it as a series of mistakes. I have been trying to understand the exact nature of ...
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Did King Josiah engage in Human Sacrifice? (2 Kings 23)

"The altar which was at Bethel, the high place built by Jeroboam, son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin—this same altar and high place he tore down and burned, grinding the high place to powder ...
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Job 1:4-5: Why does Job not discipline his sinning sons instead of bailing them out all the time?

4 And his sons visiting one another prepared a banquet every day, taking with them also their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 And when the days of the banquet were completed, Job sent and ...
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Was the sacrifice of Hebrews 9:7 preventative?

Hebrews 9 compares the annual sacrifice of the high priest (v. 7) to the greater, one-time sacrifice of Jesus (vv. 11-14). In verse 7, the writer states (NKJV, emphasis mine): But into the second ...
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What is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 9:7

What is the meaning of "decided" in your heart, if decisions are made in the mind!? 2 Cor 9:7 - Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or ...
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In 1 John 2:2 Propiation is translated from hilasmos. Does this word have any connection in meaning to hilasterion as in Romans 3:25?

In Rom 3:25 hilasterion seems to have a connection to the lid or cover of the ark of the covenant and some reference mercy seat to this word as Strongs concordance #2435. Does this word have reference ...
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Did Abraham separate with Sarah after sending away Ishmael?

The last time Sarah is with Abraham is when she sent away Ishmael.It is said this grieved Abraham so much Genesis 21:10-11 ESV So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the ...
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Did ancient peoples transition from killing their first born children to symbolically offering them?

In the Old Testament, there are a couple of verses in which the Israelites are forbidden from killing their own children as part of a religious sacrifice (not too surprising, I hope). Do not give ...
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What happened to gods share of the virgin girls in Numbers 31

In the book of Numbers, a great many bulls, goats rams etc... are killed and burned as sacrifices to God. However, in the Book of Numbers (chaoter 31; verses 25 through 42) some human women are also ...
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Genesis 22:19 - where is Isaac?

Genesis 22 describes the famous binding of Isaac narrative. During the beginning of the event, Abraham and Isaac’s ascent to the mountain is described: “Early in the morning Abraham got up and ...
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Can 'face of his father' refer to human sacrifice in Gen. 11:28?

Gen. 11:28 says that Haran died in the face (פְּנֵ֖י) of his father. I'm wondering if this is a euphemism for human sacrifice, that Haran was a sacrifice to gods sort of the way Isaac was later ...
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In Leviticus 16 was there a sign that atonement had been successful or not?

In this chapter of the day of atonement we are only told about the process of how Aaron should go about perfoming this ritual for himself and the Israelites Leviticus 16:11 NASB “Then Aaron shall ...
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Leviticus 16 - Does the casting of the lots mean that the two goats are actually one sacrifice?

Relevant verses: Leviticus 16:7-10 7 Then he shall take the two goats and set them before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 8 And Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats, one lot for ...
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Does Hebrews 9:24-26 imply mankind was sinning since the beginning of the world?

Hebrews 9:24-26 has the following explanation of Jesus' once-for-all death (NKJV, emphasis mine): For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into ...
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Is the ram mentioned in Leviticus 16 the same as the one in Numbers 29?

Leviticus 16:3 NASB Aaron shall enter the Holy Place with this: with a [d]bull as a [e]sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering. Numbers 29:2 NASB And you shall offer a burnt offering as a ...
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Hebrew meaning of "between evenings"

I'm trying to understand a phrase in Exodus 29:39 and Numbers 28:4. The phrase is "בין הערבים." This seems to literally mean "between evenings." It is present here in the ...
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For what purpose did Jacob prepare his entire family to sacrifice at Beth-el, and in the way he did (Genesis 35:2-4)?

In Genesis 35:2-4, we read (KJV): Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: And let us ...
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( Job 1:5 ) Job seems to be offering sacrifices for his children's "probable/possible" sin and cursing of God in a legalistic/perfunctory manner

In Job 1:4-5 , it mentions that Job's children would often have feasts in order to celebrate. Job 1:1-8 1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, ...
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Was laying of hand upon the sacrifice essential for atonement in Leviticus 1:4?

Leviticus 1:4 KJV And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. It is said the offender shall lay his hand upon the head ...
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Literal or "spiritual metaphor" interpretation of "children being passed through fire"

One of the things I've been looking deeply into recently is the spiritual metaphors in the Bible. Where specific acts are associated with spiritual equivalents. Often times it's difficult to tell what ...
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Sacrifice of Christ and that of the Animals

In Leviticus 4:35 we read: 35 They shall remove all the fat, just as the fat is removed from the lamb of the fellowship offering, and the priest shall burn it on the altar on top of the food ...
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Why couldn't newborn animals be offered with their parents?

According to Leviticus 22:28: Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill both her and her young on the same day. Why couldn't animals be offered together with their parents on the same day?
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How come newborn animals could only be sacrificed on the eighth day?

According to Leviticus 22:27, this was the rule for offering newborn animals: “When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother; and from the eighth day and thereafter ...
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What does "I desire Mercy, not Sacrifice" Mean? [duplicate]

Jesus said to go figure out what "I desire mercy, not sacrifice" means, and didn't explain it himself. So, what does this mean? Matthew 9:13, NASB - But go and learn what this means: ‘I ...
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Is Baptism by Fire, signify cleansing of Saints for a glorified body?

Fire symbolizes testing and judgment Question is raised as per the following verses: Please do enlighten me Matthew 3:11 - “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming ...
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Is Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac also a prefiguration of the law for redeeming firstborn sons from God?

Every firstborn son belongs to God and must be redeemed. This law is repeated several times in the Pentateuch. For example: Ex 13:11-13: 11 “This is what you must do when the Lord fulfills the ...
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Why did David not just make a sacrifice for his sins ? (Psalm 25:11,18) Why did he seek pardon directly from God?

In Psalm 25 (A Psalm of David) David expresses trust in God (v1), he requests the Lord to shew him, to teach him (v4), to lead him (v5) and to remember him (v6). Then he asks the Lord not to remember ...
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Was there a specific place outside the camp were the red heifer was slaughtered in Numbers 19:1-3?

Numbers 19:1-3 NASB 19 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 “This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an ...
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Why does blood have to be shed for purification and forgiveness of sins? Hebrews 9:22

I'm trying to make sense and reach a deeper understanding of the concept of blood shedding for the atonement of sins. I'm particularly interested in the why aspect of it. Hebrews 9 is an intriguing ...
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Are the "Lord's offerings" the one's given during sacrifice?

In Deuteronomy 18:1 (NASB) “The Levitical priests, the whole tribe of Levi, shall not have a portion or inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the Lord’s offerings by fire and His property. Are the ...
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What sacrificial animals would be detestable to the Egyptians?

In Exodus 8:26 (NIV) But Moses said, "That would not be right. The sacrifices we offer the LORD our God would be detestable to the Egyptians. And if we offer sacrifices that are detestable in ...
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What was Molech?

In Leviticus 18:21 (NASB) You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord. In Leviticus 20:2 (NASB) “You shall also say to ...
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Why were some people allowed to build altars and sacrifice at places other than the Tabernacle?

In Leviticus 17:3-5, Moses commanded that all sacrifices were to be done at the tabernacle of God. This command was vehemently enforced when the nation thought the eastern tribes had built a second ...
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Are we made holy or consecrated by the sacrifice of Jesus? What is the difference?

In Hebrews 10:10, it says we are ἁγιάζω (hagiazō) through the offering of the body of Christ. Hagiazō here is ussually translated as holy, but holy is ἁγίας (hagias). From here I find ἁγιάζω is from ...
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Does Hebrews 10:4 contradict Jesus regarding Sacrificial Atonement?

Hebrews 10:4 states: "It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." - This is the thrust of the entire New Covenant. However, in Matthew 26:28, Jesus states: "...
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What is the deal with offering an animal for sin offering - seems mostly male, but some female instructions exist. see Lev 4:28

Lev 4:28 if his sin which he has committed is made known to him, then he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without defect, for his sin which he has committed Is there a principle here ...
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GENESIS 4:3-4 - What type of offering? [closed]

There were various offerings throughout the Old Testament. In the book of Job, we see burnt offerings to cover ‘sins’. During the wilderness, these were defined. But, what type of offering were Cain ...
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