The Meaning of Sacrifice
Sacrifice in the Bible
Sacrifice was instituted at the initial rupture of relationship between humanity and God ()
Sacrifice runs throughout the narrative of the Old Testament
The sacrifices of the Old Testament were symbolical and typical. An outward observance without any real inward meaning is only a ceremony. But a rite which has a present spiritual meaning is a symbol; and if, besides, it also points to a future reality, conveying at the same time, by anticipation, the blessing that is yet to appear, it is a type.