Burnt-offering

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Burnt-offering something offered and burned upon an altar as a sacrifice—amongst the Hebrews, apparently offerings of dedication and to some extent of expiation
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S.; the weak verb bœrnan, bœrnde, bœrned, has been confused with beornan, byrnan, barn, bornen; cf. Ger. brennen, to burn.

Usage

In literature:

Would he have us stop offering up burnt-offerings?
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
But it was about the wave-offering, and the sin-offering, and the burnt-offering.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
The victims were slain, the sin-offering burnt.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
A burnt offering to the gods!
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
This time her own petticoat was used as a burnt offering.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
I made a burnt offering of the whole lot to outraged Nature.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Guinea-pig, a burnt offering, 222; used in the discovery of the diphtheria antitoxin, 229-231.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
The liver is burnt on the fire as an offering to the deity and the head and body of the animal are then eaten.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Protection was offered to all the villages that submitted; those that did not do so would be burnt.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
Burnt-offerings of old required it.
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield
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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.
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