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 ?
"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."
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.
In the end, the burnt offering of a staffer's character is not enough.
Irene Lang, 68, was recovering from heart surgery when she was handed a burnt offering which was supposed to be an omelette.
a bullet flew from his gun, smoke rose up as burnt offering.
Repeated twice daily but to be practised all the time."Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God is one God and you shall worship the Lord your God with all your heart soul, and strength"(Mark 12.29-30 and Deuteronomy 6.4-9) Then Jesus volunteered the second great command."The second is this, you shall love your neighbour as yourself"(Mark 12,31).The scribe responded to Jesus."To follow these two commandments is far better than all our burnt offering and sacrifices"(Mark12,33).The scribe received Jesus'approval: "You are not far from the kingdom of God"(Mark 12.34).
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.''