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.
A burnt offering
has been made to vanity, this hardened palm has earned something better than blisters, and I'm sure the sewing done by these pricked fingers will last a long time, so much good will went into the stitches.
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?
25-23) the Lord bids Gideon tear down his father's altar to Baal, rip up his father's Asherah (a wooden stake with the image of a Canaanite goddess), and then slaughter his father's bull (very valuable, of course) as a burnt offering
on a pyre made from the Asherah; a bold and worthy exploit for an Israelite.
For the daily sacrifices, Ezekiel assigns a different meal-to-animal ratio: for the burnt offering
of one lamb, a sixth of an ephah of flour is required together with a third of a hin of oil.
In some images, the smoke of a burnt offering
of the fruits or vegetables from Cain floats along the ground while the smoke from the burnt offering
of a small animal rises to the heavens.
So if California burns, you send your high priest (in a carbon-belching Air Force One, but never mind) to the bone-dry land to offer up, on behalf of the repentant congregation, a $1 billion burnt offering
called a "climate resilience fund.
Morrison deals with the law and sacrifice as a burnt offering
, and in this we also see the temporal logic of Morrison's modernist apocalyptic.
Or the shapeless body fragments of "Blue Flash," sprawled like a burnt offering
on a white expanse of snow or sea foam, topped with an undersized head and oversized nose, and menaced by a flame-like blue brushstroke.
And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering
in the stead of his son.
In the course of "The Burning's" redemptive action, the white sisters make Delilah's child, their nephew, a burnt offering
, but it is Delilah who gives life to the ritual by carrying the offering toward the future.