[b-hebrew] Lev 1:9 - Burnt Offering

Kevin Riley klriley at alphalink.com.au
Fri Oct 19 04:05:32 EDT 2007


Bruce
 
I think Jewish members may have trouble with your understanding of the sin
offerings.  It certainly isn't explicit in the Hebrew text.  Perhaps we
could look at the meaning of 'olah without bringing in any Christian
theology?
 
Kevin Riley
 
-------Original Message------- 
 
From: Bruce Prince 
Date: 19/10/2007 5:54:14 PM 
 
Dear Folks 
 
I was recently interested to read that "burnt offering" (Heb:'olah) has more

An implication of ascent rather than a sacrifice that is simplyburnt/roasted

Over flame. 
 
This is supported, among other things, by the smoke, which ascends, and 
Meets the approval of God. Also, as the sin offering pointed to the ultimate

Sacrifice of the Son of God, it can perhaps be seen that the act wasn't 
Completed until he had ascended to God the Father. 
 
I'm wondering if you, who are Hebrew linguists, could comment on this 
Please? 
 
Cheers 
 
Bruce Prince 
Australia 
 



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