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Why were lambs and goats used as sacrifices in the Bible?


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2010-07-05 08:53:16
2010-07-05 08:53:16

Leviticus 17 v 11 says For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.

Human sacrifices were always considered an 'abomination' which God hated. This is specifically one reason why the Israelites were not to engage in the idolatrous practices of the nations whom they displaced out of Canaan. Such practices did involve child-sacrifice.

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Lambs were often used as sacrifices and Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins so that we may be saved.


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