Why Did God Want Burnt Offerings?

As a tribute to God, a burnt offering was entirely burnt on the altar.

A sacrifice (short for sacrifice of well-being) was partly burnt and most of it eaten in communion at a sacrificial meal.

What is the purpose of the altar of burnt offering?

The burning of the incense was symbolic of the prayer of the people rising up to God (Psalm 141:2; Revelation 5:8; 8:3-4). The offering of incense had to take place after the sacrifice, because only after the atonement could communion with God take place.

What does the grain offering represent?

A meal offering, grain offering, or gift offering (Hebrew: מנחה‎, minkhah), is a type of Biblical sacrifice, specifically a sacrifice that did not include sacrificial animals. In older English it is sometimes called an oblation, from Latin.

What was the purpose of animal sacrifice in the Old Testament?

Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing and offering of an animal usually as part of a religious ritual or to appease or maintain favour with a deity.

What is a drink offering according to the Bible?

The drink offering (Hebrew ְנֶסֶך, nesekh) was a form of libation forming one of the sacrifices and offerings of the Law of Moses.