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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Origin and Etymology of sin offering
probably translation of German sündopfer, translation of Hebrew ḥaṭṭā'th
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