The Forms and Meaning of Ancient Judahite Sacrificial System: A Discussion Based on Leviticus 1-7

Yaw Adu-Gyamfi

Issue: Vol.6  No.8  November 2020 Issue  Article 2 pp. 354-363
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.2020112  |   Published online 6th November 2020.
© 2020 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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Sacrifices are performed in almost every human society of which ancient Israel is not exempted.Since sacrifices do not take place anywhere and anyhow, the article describes sacred places and objects in ancient Israelite society.This article looks at the forms of the sacrifices and their meaning as described in Leviticus 1-7. It helps one to understand the purposes of performing these sacrifices.This article also shows the roles of both the priest and the offerors in performing sacrifices. The article, in addition, seeks to explain the role of blood in the ancient Israelite sacrificial system.The article demonstrates that sacrifice was a means of restoring a broken relationship between YHWH and his people caused by their sins.

Keywords: forms and meaning, ancient Israel, sacrificial system, Leviticus 1-7

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Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, PhD (Sheffield, UK); Senior Lecturer, Ghana Baptist University College –Ghana. He is also a Research Fellow at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Adu-Gyamfi, Y. “The Forms and Meaning of Ancient Judahite  Sacrificial System: A Discussion Based on Leviticus 1-7” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies, 6 no.8 (2020): 354- 363  https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.2020112

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