burnt offering


burnt offering
A sacrifice to the God of Israel in which a whole animal [[➝ animals]], except for the hide, which was spared for the priests, was burnt on the altar. It was supposed that Yahweh enjoyed the smell, which was pungent (Lev. 1) and bestowed his favours in return. The animal was always male (Num. 29:2–38).

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  • Burnt offering — Offering Of fer*ing, n. 1. The act of an offerer; a proffering. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is offered, esp. in divine service; that which is presented as an expiation or atonement for sin, or as a free gift; a sacrifice; an oblation; as, sin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burnt offering — Burnt Burnt, p. p. & a. Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun. [1913 Webster] {Burnt ear}, a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain. See {Smut}. {Burnt offering},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burnt offering — n. an animal, food, etc. burned at an altar as an offering or sacrifice to a god …   English World dictionary

  • burnt offering — noun count something that is burned on an ALTAR and offered to God …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Burnt offering —    Hebrew olah; i.e., ascending, the whole being consumed by fire, and regarded as ascending to God while being consumed. Part of every offering was burnt in the sacred fire, but this was wholly burnt, a whole burnt offering. It was the most… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • burnt offering — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms burnt offering : singular burnt offering plural burnt offerings 1) something that is burnt on an altar and offered to God 2) humorous food that someone has burnt by mistake …   English dictionary

  • burnt offering — /bɜnt ˈɒfərɪŋ/ (say bernt ofuhring) noun 1. an offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to a deity. 2. a flawed gift or presentation: *Even with a good cast – including James Mason, Ian Gilmour and Wendy Hughes – this really is a burnt offering …   Australian English dictionary

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  • burnt offering — burnt′ of′fering n. an offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to a deity • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • burnt offering — offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to god …   English contemporary dictionary


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