[b-hebrew] Yom Kippur

Patrina patrina at bestmail.us
Mon Aug 23 08:14:44 EDT 2004

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 09:24:31 +0200, "Jonathan D. Safren"
<yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il> said:
>  HH: One problem that arises with prayer and
> > repentance replacing the sacrifices is that
> > prayer and repentance already existed when there
> > were sacrifices, and God still considered the
> > sacrifices necessary.
> From biblical through Second Temple through talmudic until modern times,
> both Jews and Christians have tended to ignore, or interpret according to
> their beliefs, the fact that both Amos (5:25) and Jeremiah (7:22-23)
> categorically reject sacrifice as a Canaanite influence and something not
> commanded by God. They both prefer observing his berit and observing the
> moral code.

Micah also addressed this.  Micah 6:6-7 is very pertinent to the issue
of sacrificing a firtborn child as atonement for sin.  

Patrina Nuske Small
Adelaide, South Australia
  patrina at bestmail.us

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