- an offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to a deity.
Origin of burnt offering
Related Words for burnt offeringodor, aroma, scent, perfume, balm, bouquet, essence, punk, redolence, flame, fuel, spice, frankincense, myrrh
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Historical Examples of 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.
So also the burnt-offering was still, by Divine ordinance, to be the most common.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