sin offering

noun

Definition of sin offering

: a sacrifice for sin : something offered as an expiation for sin specifically : an animal sacrifice in ancient Jewish religious ceremony in which the blood is smeared on the altar, the choice and fat parts are burned there, and the remainder is burned outside the sanctuary

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History and Etymology for sin offering

probably translation of German sündopfer, translation of Hebrew ḥaṭṭā'th

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“Sin offering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sin%20offering. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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