History Of Sin Offering

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Sin Offering- Sin is an offense of the law of God. Someone who had done wrong or broke God’s commandments was guilty of having sinned. In order for someone to be free from sin, they must bring an offering that was seen as being an innocent victim. This victim must die for the sins of the sinner. If the sinner was a priest, he would have to bring a bullock, an expensive animal, as a sin-offering, but if he was one of the common people, he could bring a kid or a lamb. The value of the animal to be offered was determined by the position held by the transgressor.
Burnt Offering- The burnt offerings originated at the gates of the Garden of Eden and extended to the cross. This offering was said to “never lose its significance as long as mankind
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The drink-offering was wine and was poured out before the Lord. Wine is used for the same reason that it was used in the celebration of the Lord’s supper, as an emblem of the life of Christ, who “poured out His soul unto death,” to redeem a lost race. This offering was made as “an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the Lord.” The pouring out of the drink-offering was an emblem of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit.
Meat Offering- There were two types of offerings “with and without blood”. Meat offerings were those offerings without blood. Meat as used in the Bible refers to food. This offering consisted of flour, oil, and frankincense. Sometimes the flour was baked into unleavened cakes, or wafers, for the offering. The bread of the offering was never to be made with leaven or honey and was always made with salt. This offering was spoken of as “a thing most holy of the offerings of the Lord made by
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Offering of the Red Heifer- This was a sacrifice that was offered to purify the uncleanness of anyone who had touched the dead. The heifer was to be red, without one spot, thus in a special manner typifying the blood of Christ. It was to be without blemish, representing one “who knew no sin.” This was a very imposing ceremony. The heifer was not taken to the temple, like most other offerings, but to a rough valley without the camp, that had never been cultivated or sown. The priest, clothed in the pure white garment of the priesthood, led the heifer, and was accompanied by the elders of the city and the Levites.
Peace Offering- The peace-offering was also different from all the other offerings. It was the only offering, except the Passover, in which the people could eat of the flesh. Unlike the Passover, it was not confined to only one day of the year, but could be celebrated at any time. The animals for peace-offerings were chosen from the herd or the flock. They were to be without blemish. The peace offerings were made in token of thanksgiving, to confirm a vow or contract, and as voluntary
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