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Matthew Henry Explains this passage with the following in his Commentary: Some make the slain bird to typify Christ dying for our sins, and the living bird Christ rising again for our justification. The dipping of the living bird in the blood of the slain bird intimated that the merit of Christ's death was that which made his resurrection effectual for ...


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This lamentation/complaint against Israel's wickedness and their practices of sacrifice is interesting because it is not only found in Isaiah 66 (the last chapter) but also in Isaiah 1: 3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. 4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, ...


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According to this article, there are local churches in Israel that still practice animal sacrifice. It says: Although slaughter for sacrifice contradicts a basic belief of Christianity, it is practiced by local Catholics, Greek Orthodox and other Christians at the ruined Byzantine church of Saint George in the village of Taybeh, 20 miles from Jerusalem. ...


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Hebrews 10:1 (KJV) For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. I think you can say from Hebrews 10 that the Old Testament sacrifices were a picture of Christ's sacrifice more than that his death ...


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One interpretation is that Cain's offering was not selective but Abel's offering was of the best ("fat portions") of the special ("firstlings"). Under this interpretation, Abel considered God well worthy of special honor (which tends to be associated with love), while Cain may have viewed the sacrifice more as something to be done, an expected action that ...


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I think Philippians chapter 2 shares some good light on this: 5 ...Christ Jesus, 6 Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God a treasure to be grasped, 7 But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men; 8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto ...


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Premise We cannot conclusively say that Adam and Eve performed the any sacrifices, but the evidence is very heavy that they did and it was ordained by God and likely that He instructed them in it or even did the first one Himself. It is definitely clear that sacrifice was instituted very early. Abel and Cain apparently performed sacrifices, Abel ...


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According to several sermons I've heard, the first animal sacrifice was recorded in Genesis 3:21 (KJV). Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. He used the skin of some animal to cover their nakedness. One source for such a teaching is at Sermoncentral.com. The First Sacrifice is recorded in ...


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This is an odd passage, since, as you noted, he would certainly have known his household. Also, the Law of Moses strictly forbade human sacrifice, particularly the sacrifice of one's own children, categorizing it as an abomination before the Lord, so such an offering would never have been acceptable to God anyway. It's interesting to note that the mourning ...


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You are conflating, I think, the manner and location of the shedding of the blood with the fact of the shedding of the blood. Put simply, Jesus was the perfect spotless Lamb of God whose blood is shed for the remission of sins; there was no requirement that his blood be shed on the Jewish altar. Consider the archetype of this sacrifice in God's command to ...


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The history of the proper locations for offering sacrifices under the Old Testament is like this. First before Moses sacrifices could be made anywhere. Then once the tabernacle was built, Moses received the command of the Lord that sacrifices could only be brought to the “entrance of the tent of meeting” per Lev 17: 2 “Speak to Aaron and his sons ...


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There were two main meanings to this. The first was as a symbol of Christ, whose blood makes it possible for everyone to have their sins forgiven. The second is as a sacrifice in the more traditional sense: willingly giving up something important and valuable. And when your animals are both your livelihood and the food on your family's table, giving the ...


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I don't think Pascal intended the Wager to be pulled from Pensées and used as an independent, discrete argument for God. But don't take my word for it, here's what the man says himself: Let us now speak according to natural lights. If there is a God, He is infinitely incomprehensible, since, having neither parts nor limits, He has no affinity to ...


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The Armenian Orthodox Church has practiced animal sacrifice since its inception in 301 AD and still does until this day. It is referred to as Matagh and performed outside of the church on holy days such as Easter or to ask for forgiveness. The practice was instituted by St. Gregory the Illuminator in his efforts to convert pagans, so it is an example of ...


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Also keep in mind that, In 586 BC, the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and Solomon's Temple. There is no record of what became of the Ark. [source] So most likely in Jesus' day the ark was not in the temple. Revelations 11:19 Then, in heaven, the Temple of God was opened and the Ark of his covenant could be seen inside the Temple I'm not trying ...


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Such a belief is clearly expressed in both Genesis and Leviticus. Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. Leviticus 17:11-14 11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an ...


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I have questioned this for a while. Many believe that the coats of skin represent a sacrifice done by God for Adam and Eve's sin. Nelson's New Illustrated bible Dictionary makes a statement concerning this that has brought a question up to me about it. I shall type the quote and give reference to the page now: This is located on page 1109 under the topic of ...


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We have Scripture by which we can test these revelations. “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord. “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? (Jeremiah 23:28-29) God calls ...


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I find that with blood all things are made clean. In the temple everything including the people were sprinkled with blood. In Egypt, blood was placed upon the door posts to divert the death angel. The clothing of Adam and Eve supplied by God were skins and the offering of Abel was the fat thereof which came form his lambs. It is without a doubt that the most ...


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Simple, there was no blood. You see, without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin. (Heb 9:21). Do you know what the first sacrifice was? It was actually an animal. It was performed by God himself who clothed (covered) Adam and Eve with it's skin after they sinned. God showed and taught Adam and Eve about the sacrifice. I have no doubt ...


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The sacrifice of Jesus was many things. It was a personal atonement for our sins, bringing salvation. But it is much, much more than only that. It was a propitiation. God's wrath was/is hot upon the human race, his sacrifice was a shedding of innocent blood to put away that wrath. It was for us, but it was directed toward God. God required innocent blood, ...


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It seems that God, Himself began the practice. Before the fall, there was no mention of sacrifice, or sin. However, after sin (i.e. the fall), came the sacrifice. In the story of Cain and Abel, it is very interesting the God was pleased with one over the other: Genesis 4 3:6 "In the course of time Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the ...


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The question, as stated, presents an misunderstood view of the economy of salvation. And although it is ultimately a mystery, we can say a fair amount about sin and salvation that makes Christ's sacrifice more reasonable sounding, and the possibility of "self-salvation" far less reasonable sounding. In essence, God created humans to be like God, humans ...


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To me the most convincing argument against Jephthah putting her daughter to death is the fact that she lamented her virginity, not an imminent death. Jephthah may have had an opportunity to redeem his daughter as per the rules laid out in Leviticus 27. But he didn't do it, making him essentially respect the vow even while it wasn't easy. There's an entire ...


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As you correctly pointed out, it would have been against God's will for Jephthah to sacrifice his daughter. (Deuteronomy 12:31) Yet the account shows that God approved of his vow. This is seen in that God’s spirit was acting upon Jephthah when he made his vow. (Judges 11:29) Right after Jephthah made the vow, God blessed his endeavor. (Judges 11:32) The ...


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There is no Scripture; which I can find, which sheds any light on this, However ther are several commentaries which do give an explanation, however we have no way of knowing where they found their information. I have quoted them here for your consideration: Barnes Whose blood Pilate had mingled ... - That is, while they were sacrificing at Jerusalem, ...


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From a Catholic perspective: The primary standard translation of the Bible used by Catholics in the United States is the New American Bible, Revised Edition, which is available on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The translation of Matt. 24:15 reads: “When you see the desolating abomination spoken of through Daniel the ...


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In the words of Jesus: Matthew 22:29 KJV Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. Here are some of the Scriptures you apparently do not know; Exodus 29:10 and 11 And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before ...


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"If you correctly identify the characters"; by characters I suppose you mean actors rather than Hebrew letters, since your argument appears to be that Jehovah (i.e. YHWH) and Elohim (which you spell Alueim) are two different beings, and further according to your theory it was Elohim and not Jehovah who spoke to Abraham. That this is clearly not the case is ...


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Verse 32 says, "This is the Instruction concerning those who have an infection of skin disease but who cannot afford the normal means of purification." So verse 32 makes it clear, all that talk of purification is to get rid of the leprosy, even if verse 3 is unclear. Even if the crucifixion of Christ made these rituals unnecessary, what was the point of ...



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