- an offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to a deity.
Origin of burnt offering
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for burnt offering
In all the ecstasy of her burnt-offering and sacrifice, Selina stood alone.Dream Days
Then Abraham took the wood for the burnt-offering and laid it on Isaac, his son.
Isaac said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?"
He offered upon that altar a thousand animals as a burnt-offering.
It is to this, the daily burnt-offering, that this supplementary law of chap.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Leviticus
S H Kellogg
- a sacrificial offering burnt, usually on an altar, to honour, propitiate, or supplicate a deity
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