burnt offering

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Origin of burnt offering

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Related Words for burnt offering

odor, aroma, scent, perfume, balm, bouquet, essence, punk, redolence, flame, fuel, spice, frankincense, myrrh

Examples from the Web for burnt offering

Historical Examples of burnt offering

  • 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

  • So also the burnt-offering was still, by Divine ordinance, to be the most common.


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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