William Tyndale Was Burned at the Stake by the Authorities for His "Crime" of Translating the Bible to understandable English

Burnt Offerings

by Wayne Blank

The Bible term burnt offering is based upon the original Hebrew word pronounced oh-law, meaning ascending, as in going upward in smoke (the word holocaust is based on the same original Hebrew term, a word which in the twentieth century has taken on a much different, and far more horrible meaning). Burnt offerings symbolized the total dedication of the offering unto God (completely consumed by fire so that it was available for nothing else), and the ascending (the rising smoke) of the offering to God in heaven.

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