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Sacrifice
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sacrifice in the New Testament
Sacrifice in the New Testament An overview of Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and Christian understandings of sacrifice.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sacrifice and Sacrificial Offerings
SACRIFICE AND SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS. This entry consists of two articles: the first surveys the Israelite practices of sacrificial offerings as outlined in the OT, and the second focuses upon how those sacrificial practices were understood and adapted in the NT writings.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Offerings and Sacrifices
Offerings and Sacrifices. Major ritual expressions of religious life with accompanying rites, such as libations, effusions, and sacred meals. The ideology expressed in Israel’s ritual complex made its religion unique in the ancient Near East. The concepts of OT ritual also underlie NT theology with regard
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Offerings and Sacrifices
OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES Major ritual expressions of religious life with accompanying rites, such as libations, effusions, and sacred meals. The ideology expressed in Israel’s ritual complex made its religion unique in the ancient Near East. The concepts of OT ritual also underlie NT theology with regard
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sacrifice
sacrifice. The offering of animal sacrifices was central to worship in Israel until the end of the Second Temple period. Sacrifices were also a constituent part of most other religions in Canaan and the ancient Near East. Israel differed from many in its prohibition of human sacrifice (Deut. 18:10; 2
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sacrifices
SACRIFICESTerms and ProceduresThe basic Heb. terms in the OT for the sacrificial offerings are: (1) minḥá, “gift” (2 Chr 32:23), “present” (Jdg 6:18), “offering” (Gen 4:3–5; Num 5:15–26), “sacrifice” (1 Kgs 18:29, 36), the gift presented to the deity; (2) qorbān, “offering” (Lev 1:2; etc.), that
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sacrifices and Offerings
Sacrifices and OfferingsThe phenomenon of sacrifice cannot be appreciated apart from the mythic notion that the temple serves as the very house of God. In order to concretize the fact of this physical or sacramental encounter, biblical law took special care to outline the responsibilities that accompanied
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sacrifices and Offerings
Sacrifices and Offerings (Heb. qorbān; Gk. thysía, prosphorá).† The presentation of animals and plant foods to deities, generally by destruction, as a part of worship. Sacrifice was practiced in almost all ancient religions, including that of Israel and the Jews down into the first century A.D.,
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Sacrifice
Sacrifice, offeringIn the world into which Christianity was born animal sacrifice was almost universally the central feature of worship. The religions of antiquity had marked differences from one another, but the offering of sacrifice to the deity, or gods/goddesses, featured in every cultus. The Christians
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Sacrifice
SACRIFICE A ritual action of worship that is near-universally attested in ancient religions. So ubiquitous is sacrifice to the history of human culture that Christian theology considers it a precept of the natural law (e.g., Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae II–II, q.85, a.1). Biblical religion
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Sacrifice
SACRIFICE AND TEMPLE SERVICEPrior to the destruction of the temple in a.d. 70, the temple, its services and its priesthood lay at the heart of any identifiable “common” Jewish vision of Israel’s life rightly ordered before God. Even Jews who lived at some distance from Jerusalem and its temple would
Key passages
Ge 4:3–5

And in the course of time Cain brought an offering from the fruit of the ground to Yahweh, and Abel also brought an offering from the choicest firstlings of his flock. And Yahweh looked with favor to Abel and to his offering, but to Cain and to his offering he did not look with favor. And …

Le 4:1–3

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the Israelites, saying, ‘If a person sins by an unintentional wrong from any of Yahweh’s commands that should not be violated, and he violates any of them— if the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, …

1 Sa 15:20–23

Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have listened to the voice of Yahweh, and I have gone on the way that Yahweh sent me! I brought Agag the king of Amalek, and the Amalekites I have utterly destroyed. The troops took from the plunder, sheep and cattle, the best of the things devoted to destruction, …

Mt 26:28

for this is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Mk 12:32–33

And the scribe said to him, “That is true, Teacher. You have said correctly that he is one and there is no other except him. And to love him from your whole heart and from your whole understanding and from your whole strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself, is much more than …

Ro 12:1

Therefore I exhort you, brothers, through the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service.

Heb 7:27

who does not need every day like the former high priests to offer up sacrifices for his own sins and then for the sins of the people, because he did this once for all when he offered up himself.

See also
Ge 3:1–4:15; Ge 8:20–9:17; Ge 15:1–21; Ge 22:1–19; Ge 31:43–55; Ge 35:1–15; Ge 37:12–36; Ex 3:1–22; Ex 5:1–21; Ex 8:1–15; Ex 8:20–32; Ex 10:21–29; Ex 12:1–28; Ex 18:1–27; Ex 20:22–26; Ex 22:16–31; Ex 23:14–19; Ex 24:1–8; Ex 29:1–30:16; Ex 32:1–35; Ex 34:10–28; Le 1:1–17; Le 3:1–5:13; Le 6:8–7:21; Le 7:28–9:24; Le 10:8–20; Le 12:1–8; Le 14:1–17:16; Le 19:1–8; Le 19:19–37; Le 21:1–24; Le 22:17–33; Le 23:9–22; Le 23:33–44; Le 27:1–34; Nu 6:1–21; Nu 7:1–89; Nu 8:5–26; Nu 15:1–29; Nu 18:8–20; Nu 19:1–22; Nu 22:22–24:14; Nu 28:1–29:40; Dt 12:1–28; Dt 15:19–16:8; Dt 16:18–17:13; Dt 18:1–14; Dt 27:1–10; Dt 31:30–32:38; Dt 33:1–29; Jos 8:30–35; Jdg 2:1–6; Jdg 6:11–27; Jdg 11:29–40; Jdg 13:1–25; Jdg 16:23–31; Jdg 20:18–36; Jdg 21:1–25; 1 Sa 1:1–7; 1 Sa 1:19–28; 1 Sa 2:12–21; 1 Sa 6:1–19; 1 Sa 7:2–17; 1 Sa 9:1–10:16; 1 Sa 11:1–15; 1 Sa 13:1–15; 1 Sa 15:10–16:13; 2 Sa 6:1–23; 2 Sa 15:1–12; 2 Sa 24:18–25; 1 Ki 1:1–27; 1 Ki 3:1–15; 1 Ki 8:1–13; 1 Ki 8:62–66; 1 Ki 9:15–10:13; 1 Ki 11:1–13; 1 Ki 12:25–13:10; 1 Ki 18:20–40; 1 Ki 19:19–21; 2 Ki 5:1–19; 2 Ki 10:18–31; 2 Ki 12:1–16; 2 Ki 14:1–22; 2 Ki 15:1–7; 2 Ki 15:32–16:20; 2 Ki 17:5–41; 2 Ki 21:1–18; 1 Ch 6:49–53; 1 Ch 11:10–21; 1 Ch 15:1–16:43; 1 Ch 21:1–30; 1 Ch 23:1–32; 1 Ch 29:21–25; 2 Ch 1:1–12; 2 Ch 2:1–18; 2 Ch 5:2–6:2; 2 Ch 7:1–9:12; 2 Ch 11:13–17; 2 Ch 13:1–14:1; 2 Ch 15:1–19; 2 Ch 23:12–24:14; 2 Ch 28:1–4; 2 Ch 29:20–31:21; 2 Ch 33:10–17; 2 Ch 33:21–25; 2 Ch 35:1–19; Ezr 3:1–7; Ezr 6:1–22; Ezr 8:31–36; Ne 10:28–39; Ne 12:27–43; Job 1:1–5; Job 42:1–17; Ps 4:1–8; Ps 5:1–12; Ps 20:1–9; Ps 27:1–14; Ps 40:1–17; Ps 50:1–23; Ps 51:1–19; Ps 54:1–7; Ps 66:1–20; Ps 69:1–36; Ps 106:24–107:22; Ps 116:1–19; Ps 118:1–29; Ps 141:1–10; Pr 15:8; Pr 21:3; Pr 21:27; Ec 5:1–7; Ec 8:10–9:12; Is 1:2–20; Is 19:18–25; Is 34:1–17; Is 43:22–28; Is 52:13–53:12; Is 56:1–8; Is 65:1–16; Is 66:1–4; Je 6:1–7:27; Je 11:1–17; Je 14:1–18; Je 17:19–27; Je 33:1–18; Je 44:1–30; Je 48:34–47; Eze 20:1–44; Eze 39:17–20; Eze 40:38–43; Eze 42:1–14; Eze 43:18–27; Eze 44:4–31; Eze 45:9–46:15; Eze 46:19–24; Da 9:20–27; Da 11:29–39; Da 12:1–13; Ho 4:11–19; Ho 6:4–7:10; Ho 8:1–9:17; Ho 11:1–13:16; Am 3:9–4:5; Am 5:16–27; Jon 1:10–2:10; Mic 6:1–8; Zep 1:2–18; Zec 14:16–21; Mal 1:6–14; Mal 2:10–3:7; Mt 4:18–22; Mt 5:21–26; Mt 8:18–22; Mt 9:10–13; Mt 10:34–39; Mt 12:1–8; Mt 16:24–26; Mt 19:16–30; Mt 20:20–28; Mt 26:26–29; Mk 8:34–38; Mk 9:49–50; Mk 10:17–22; Mk 10:28–31; Mk 10:35–45; Mk 12:28–34; Mk 12:38–44; Mk 14:12–16; Mk 14:22–25; Lk 2:21–24; Lk 5:1–11; Lk 5:27–28; Lk 9:23–26; Lk 9:57–62; Lk 13:1–9; Lk 14:25–35; Lk 17:20–37; Lk 18:18–30; Lk 22:7–13; Lk 22:19–20; Jn 1:29–42; Jn 10:1–21; Jn 12:21–26; Jn 15:12–17; Ac 2:40–47; Ac 4:32–37; Ac 7:37–43; Ac 7:54–60; Ac 14:8–18; Ac 20:17–38; Ro 3:21–26; Ro 5:6–11; Ro 12:1–2; 1 Co 5:1–8; 1 Co 9:1–18; 1 Co 10:14–11:1; 1 Co 13:1–13; 2 Co 8:1–7; 2 Co 11:22–33; 2 Co 12:14–21; Eph 1:3–14; Eph 2:11–13; Eph 5:1–7; Php 2:5–18; Php 3:1–11; Php 4:10–20; 2 Ti 4:6–8; Heb 5:1–4; Heb 7:20–8:6; Heb 9:6–10:39; Heb 11:4–7; Heb 11:17–29; Heb 13:7–17; 1 Pe 1:1–2; 1 Pe 1:13–21; 1 Pe 2:4–10; 1 Jn 3:16–23; Re 1:4–8; Re 5:1–14; Re 6:9–11; Re 7:9–17; Re 12:7–12; Re 13:1–10;