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burnt offering

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noun
  1. an offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to a deity.
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Origin of burnt offering

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for burnt offering

Historical Examples

  • In all the ecstasy of her burnt-offering and sacrifice, Selina stood alone.

    Dream Days

    Kenneth Grahame

  • Then Abraham took the wood for the burnt-offering and laid it on Isaac, his son.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • Isaac said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?"

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • He offered upon that altar a thousand animals as a burnt-offering.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • It is to this, the daily burnt-offering, that this supplementary law of chap.


British Dictionary definitions for burnt offering

burnt offering

noun
  1. a sacrificial offering burnt, usually on an altar, to honour, propitiate, or supplicate a deity
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