offering, burnt

The most usual type of OT sacrifice (Lev. 1), when blood of an animal was poured on the altar by a high priest (Lev. 3:5). The purpose was to win the favour of God.

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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

  • 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

  • offering — noun 1 (C) a book, play, piece of music etc that someone has written recently: the latest offering from Nancy Griffith 2 something that is given to God or given as a present to please someone see also: burnt offering burnt 2 (2), peace offering …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • burnt offering — an offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to a deity. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • Burnt Offering — was a punk fanzine based in and around Northampton, England, from 1979 to 1980.Fact|date=October 2007 In keeping with the DIY style of the time, Burnt Offering s house style was a mixture of badly typed articles, ransom note effect lettering and… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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 offering.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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