Burnt offering
Burnt Offerings
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Burnt Offering
Burnt Offering. Form of Israelite sacrifice in which a choice animal offered to make atonement for sin was completely consumed by fire (Lv 1).See Offerings and Sacrifices.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Burnt Offering
BURNT OFFERING Form of Israelite sacrifice in which a choice animal offered to make atonement for sin was completely consumed by fire (Lv 1). See Offerings and Sacrifices.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Burnt Offering
Burnt OfferingOne of the most common forms of Israelite sacrifice (Heb. ʿôlâ, lit., “ascending”). As this kind of offering was consumed by fire, the term undoubtedly refers to the smoke which ascends from the altar. Similar offerings in Ugarit were called šrp (“consumed by fire”). Some translations
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Burnt Offering
Burnt Offering. †The commonest form of Israelite sacrifice, performed each morning and evening as well as in special observances for holy days (Num. 28–29). The Hebrew term, ˓ōlâ “ascending,” probably refers to that which rises toward God in the smoke (cf. Judg. 13:20). Although the rite was frequently
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Burnt offering
Burnt offering. The word is applied to the offering which was wholly consumed by fire on the altar, and the whole of which, except the refuse ashes, “ascended” in the smoke to God. The meaning of the whole burnt offering was that which is the original idea of all sacrifice, the offering by the sacrificer
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Burnt offering
Burnt offeringHebrew olah; i.e., “ascending,” the whole being consumed by fire, and regarded as ascending to God while being consumed. Part of every offering was burnt in the sacred fire, but this was wholly burnt, a “whole burnt offering.” It was the most frequent form of sacrifice, and apparently
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
BURNT-OFFERING is a word of rare occurrence in NT (Mk 12:33, He 10:6, 8). This is probably due to the fact that the more generic word for sacrifice (θυσία) is commonly used, since the distinctions of the Old Covenant, which was vanishing away, did not require to be perpetuated in the NT Canon. It is
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Burnt Offering
Burnt Offeringʿōlâ (Lev. 1:3–17; 6:8–13). Any Israelite could present a burnt offering. A bull (1:3–5), a sheep or goat (1:10), and a bird (1:14) were considered appropriate. The offering was made by having the offender place a hand on the animal before it was killed (1:4). After the animal was killed,
Key passages
Le 1:3–17

If his offering is a burnt offering from the cattle, then he must present an unblemished male; he must present it at the door of the tent of assembly for his acceptance before Yahweh. “ ‘He must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering and it will be accepted for him in order to …

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