Tag: old testament

Jul 2018
Old Testament

Last week, in order to deepen our understanding of the meaning of sacrifice I turned to the Old Testament culture of giving gifts to honor the excellence of a ruler (homage) and to honor God, the supreme ruler of all (sacrifice). I also touched on how, in the case of sacrifice, this language of gift giving was specified for the people of Israel in the book of Leviticus. Once we grasp the language of gift giving we can see how the destruction of the animal is in one way accidental in the......

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