In this five part series, we use research from the ancient Near East and the Hebrew language to show how the ancient Israelite receiving the Torah would have understood the purposes and functions of the sacrificial system as well as how sin and forgiveness were perceived. If you have ever felt that there was a much deeper meaning to animal sacrifices than we are traditionally taught or if you’ve ever wondered why Ezekiel prophecies of a restoration of the temple and sacrificial system upon Yeshua’s return, this series is for you. And by understanding these underlying principles, we will gain a better and fuller understanding of the atoning work of Messiah Yeshua.
- The Roadmap to Salvation
- Are we saved by grace or saved by works? If we are saved by grace, why do we have to keep the Torah?
- Sin & Forgiveness in Ancient Israel
- How was sin understood in Biblical times? Did you know that there are different levels of sin and that there are separate requirements for each?
- Yeshua Our Kinsman Redeemer
- We know that Yeshua died to redeem us and give us everlasting life, but have you ever wondered what gave him the LEGAL right to do so?
- Blood Manipulation in Ancient Israel
- Have you ever wondered why the blood was never put on the sinner when he/she is bringing a sacrifice? Why was the blood instead wiped on the altar?
- Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Israel
- In this final part, we will tie everything together and get into the core of what the sacrificial system was truly about.
YHWH spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the people of Israel, saying: When anyone sins unintentionally in any of YHWH's commandments about things not to be done, and does any one of them: If it is the anointed priest who sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, he shall offer for the sin that he has committed a bull of the herd without blemish as a sin offering to YHWH.