burnt offering


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burnt offering

n.
A slaughtered animal or other offering burned on an altar as a religious sacrifice.

burnt offering

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a sacrificial offering burnt, usually on an altar, to honour, propitiate, or supplicate a deity

burnt′ of′fering


n.
an offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to a deity.
[1350–1400]
Translations

burnt offering

n (Rel) → Brandopfer nt; (hum: = food) → angebranntes Essen
References in classic literature ?
He was sorry the idea had not come into his mind in the days before his daughter Louise had been born and thought that surely now when he had erected a pile of burning sticks in some lonely place in the woods and had offered the body of a lamb as a burnt offering, God would appear to him and give him a message.
The rest, stay all of you where you are; tell the maids in the house to prepare an excellent dinner, and to fetch seats, and logs of wood for a burnt offering.
Father, I firmly do believe - I know - for Death, who comes for me From regions of the blest afar, Where there is nothing to deceive, Hath left his iron gate ajar, And rays of truth you cannot see Are flashing thro' Eternity -- I do believe that Eblis hath A snare in ev'ry human path - Else how, when in the holy grove I wandered of the idol, Love, Who daily scents his snowy wings With incense of burnt offerings From the most unpolluted things, Whose pleasant bowers are yet so riven Above with trelliced rays from Heaven No mote may shun - no tiniest fly The light'ning of his eagle eye - How was it that Ambition crept, Unseen, amid the revels there, Till growing bold, he laughed and leapt In the tangles of Love's very hair?
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Mori-ah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
In which case even so valuable a burnt offering as the City's architectural treasures will not have been sacrificed for nothing.
Is it gauche to wonder whether Bill and Hillary returned Guinier's wedding gift after making her into a burnt offering to Sam Nunn and the Democratic Leadership Council?
Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on [the shoulders of] his son Isaac.
But then you reach the stage when you revert back to choosing underwear for comfort, rather than sex appeal, and suddenly you're grabbing a burnt offering as you dash out of the door to work.
The account of the rededication of the temple in 1 Maccabees 4 describes a problem presented by the altar, which the Syrians had defiled with a "desolating sacrilege" (1 Macc 1:54): "They deliberated what to do about the altar of burnt offering, which had been profaned.
Keep an eye on your kitchen while your festive feast is cooking in order to avoid it turning into a burnt offering.
THE SERAPHIM ARE SAID TO PURIFY the world through fire and burnt offering.
And so the Taoiseach insists the economic flame of hope he promised at the last election hasn't become a burnt offering.