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7316 blood, and OT sacrifices

7316 blood, and OT sacrifices

The pouring out of animals’blood in sacrifice was God’s provision, under the old covenant, for the atonement of sin.

God’s provision of blood sacrifice to establish the old covenant

Ex 24:4-8 See also Heb 9:18-20

God’s provision of blood sacrifices within the old covenant

Blood sacrifices and the priesthood Ex 29:10-21 pp Lev 8:14-24; Lev 9:8-14; Lev 16:1-14

Blood sacrifices and various offerings Lev 1:1-17 the burnt offering, to gain favour or express devotion; Lev 3:1-17 the fellowship, or peace, offering, to express gratitude; Lev 4:1-35 the sin offering, to gain forgiveness; Lev 5:14-19 the guilt offering, where restitution was required; Lev 16:15-22 the Day of Atonement, for the cleansing of the nation from unintentional sin

Blood sacrifices and the Passover Ex 12:1-14 See also 2Ch 30:15-20; 2Ch 35:1-19; Ezr 6:19-21; Mk 14:12 pp Lk 22:7-8

Blood sacrifices must come from animals without defect

Lev 22:17-25 See also Ex 12:5; Lev 1:3; Lev 3:1; Lev 4:3; Lev 5:15; Nu 28:9,11; Dt 15:21; Eze 43:22-27

Blood sacrifices must not come from human beings

2Ki 23:10 See also 2Ki 17:17; 2Ki 21:1-6; Eze 20:25-26; Mic 6:7

The limited effect of blood sacrifices

They can become mere external ritual Isa 1:11-13 See also Isa 66:2-4

They are worthless without obedience to God Hos 6:6 See also 1Sa 15:22-23; Ps 40:6-8; Am 4:4-5; Am 5:21-27

They are unable to cleanse the conscience Heb 9:9-10 See also Heb 10:1-4

See also

7322burnt offering
7364fellowship offering
7370guilt offering
7435sacrifice, in OT
7444sin offering

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