He split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.
"You were to be made a burnt offering to the spirits of the lakes," said Henry.
Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
You must get a ram for a burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons must lay their hands upon the head of the ram.
We will offer a sacrifice of burnt offering of a sweet savor.
Then Isaac said: "Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"
Jephtha vowed to make his daughter a burnt offering, and fulfilled his vow.
Thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a 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 frequent form of sacrifice, and apparently the only one mentioned in the book of Genesis. Such were the sacrifices offered by Abel (Gen. 4:3, 4, here called _minhah_; i.e., "a gift"), Noah (Gen. 8:20), Abraham (Gen. 22:2, 7, 8, 13), and by the Hebrews in Egypt (Ex. 10:25). The law of Moses afterwards prescribed the occasions and the manner in which burnt sacrifices were to be offered. There were "the continual burnt offering" (Ex. 29:38-42; Lev. 6:9-13), "the burnt offering of every sabbath," which was double the daily one (Num. 28:9, 10), "the burnt offering of every month" (28:11-15), the offerings at the Passover (19-23), at Pentecost (Lev. 23:16), the feast of Trumpets (23:23-25), and on the day of Atonement (Lev. 16). On other occasions special sacrifices were offered, as at the consecration of Aaron (Ex. 29) and the dedication of the temple (1 Kings 8:5, 62-64). Free-will burnt offerings were also permitted (Lev. 1:13), and were offered at the accession of Solomon to the throne (1 Chr. 29:21), and at the reformation brought about by Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29: 31-35). These offerings signified the complete dedication of the offerers unto God. This is referred to in Rom. 12:1. (See ALTAR ØT0000185, SACRIFICE.)