Sacrifice In Israelite Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Sacrifices were a part of the tribute the Israelite worshiper offered to the God of the covenant. The Pentateuch goes into great detail concerning the altar and the sanctuary as the setting for sacrifice and the various types of sacrifices that were enacted in the worship of Israel.

Purposes of Sacrifice

In biblical times, sacrifice often accompanied the making of covenants, as in the cases of Noah (Gen. 8:2-09:17), Abram (Gen. 15:1-21), Isaac (Gen. 26:24-25), Jacob (Gen. 31:43-55; 35:6-12),...


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