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burnt offering

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

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


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

burnt offering

n (Rel) → Brandopfer nt; (hum: = food) → angebranntes Essen
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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?
Therefore the angry gods abominate Our litanies and our burnt offerings; Therefore no birds trill out a happy note, Gorged with the carnival of human gore.
"Perhaps I should have done this thing long ago." 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. Tell them also to bring me some clear spring water."
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And to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, "You are not far from the Kingdom of God." And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
"Carrie," "Burnt Offerings" and "Alice, Sweet Alice" also were released that year.
Bird offerings, too, come in two varieties: sin offerings, whose meat is set aside for consumption by the priests, and burnt offerings, which are burned whole on the altar.
It is now the opportunity that 'each one must give as we had decided in our heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, and bring our burnt offerings and sacrifices, our tithes and special gifts, what we have vowed to give and our freewill offerings, and the firstborn of our herds and flocks.' (2 Corinthians 9:7, Deuteronomy 12:6)
Indeed, workers are being sacrificed as burnt offerings at the altar of profit!
Many readers are inclined to consign the practices of burnt offerings, grain offerings, tithes, and first fruits to the historical dustbin alongside Levitical prohibitions against eating shrimp.