sin offering

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 Feb. 2024.

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