Burnt offering


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burnt offering etc. See under Burnt. etc.
    • Burnt offering something offered and burnt on an altar, as an atonement for sin; a sacrifice. The offerings of the Jews were a clean animal, as an ox, a calf, a goat, or a sheep; or some vegetable substance, as bread, or ears of wheat or barley. Called also burnt sacrifice.
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In literature:

I lighted a fire and I made a burnt-offering unto the gods.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
The earth offers no aspect more drear and desolate than that of a burnt prairie.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
It began with burnt-offerings.
"The King Of Beaver, and Beaver Lights" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
And Noah built an altar to Jehovah and took one of every beast and bird that was fit for sacrifice and offered burnt-offerings on the altar.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
They sang a poem, accompanied by some wind instrument, while incense was being burnt, or a sacrifice offered.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Solomon's workmen made two great pillars of brass to stand before the house, and a great brass altar for the burnt offerings.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
Others were to be offered as a burnt sacrifice in honor of the god.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it; thou delightest not in burnt offering.
"Sowing and Reaping" by Dwight Moody
His god must be an idol: burnt offerings, that sort of thing.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Bereft of incense and burnt-offerings, they sometimes take of the milk.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
The first mention of "burnt-offerings" in the Bible is the offering made by Noah after the flood.
"From Bondage to Liberty in Religion" by George T. Ashley
Rachel had to move quickly to avoid a holocaust in which a hapless bullock provided the burnt offering.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Hesiod tells us in this poem that in old days the human race had the use of fire, and in gratitude to the gods offered burnt sacrifice.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
Nothing could be better than a burnt-offering.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
They use many divinations and enchantments, and frequently offer burnt sacrifice to the evil spirit.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
However forlorn the hope of ultimate success, it was the artist's duty to offer up burnt sacrifices on the altar of the divinity.
"Lafcadio Hearn" by Nina H. Kennard
He caused ox, goose, wine to be brought; he made a burnt-offering, a drink-offering, before Isis of Koptos and Harpokrates.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
In all the ecstasy of her burnt-offering and sacrifice, Selina stood alone.
"Dream Days" by Kenneth Grahame
Thus the burnt offering expiated the sins of the people for a year.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier

In poetry:

Thus saith the Lord, "Your work is vain
Give your burnt-offerings o'er;
In dying goats, and bullocks slain,
My soul delights no more."
"Psalm 40 Part 2" by Isaac Watts
It was always an altar of burnt offering
His own black blood poured out like a sheet of flame over
his fecundating herd
As he gave himself forth.
"St. Luke" by D H Lawrence
Nay, once it was also a fortress wall, and the weight of a
vast battery.
But now it is a burning hearthstone only,
Massive old altar of his own burnt offering.
"St. Luke" by D H Lawrence
There One who watched in Salem once beside the Treasury,
And reckoned up the riches of the widow's penury,
Received the offering of him who counted not the cost,
But burnt his soul and body in a living holocaust.
"Brevi Tempore Magnum Perfecit Opus" by Digby Mackworth Dolben

In news:

The not-so deep freeze and burnt offerings.
Culture- ART FEATURE- Torch songs: Dona Ruff's burnt offerings.
Burnt Offering and Song 2nd Chronicles 29:27.