One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in traditional or ancient Judaism) an offering made as an atonement for sin.
sacrifice, oblation, burnt offering, peace offering, thank-offering, immolation, libation, first fruits, tribute, dedicationView synonyms
- ‘Maccoby contends that, where the sin-offering is concerned, the atonement relates more easily to the sin of the offerer, rather than the defilement of the altar.’
- ‘There was a ram for a burnt offering, and two young goats for a sin-offering.’
- ‘Twice over in the law of the sin-offering, God said to Israel, ‘the sin-offering is most holy’.’
- ‘Jacob cried aloud, putting both hands on the goat: ‘A sin-offering unto the Lord.’’
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