Sacrifices were a regular part of life in ancient Israel. People offered them not only at regular annual festivals (Lev 16; 23), but also throughout the year in response to sin (Lev 4-5) or for answered prayer (Ps 66:13-16). As a result, almost every OT book mentions sacrifice.
In this lesson, we will be introduced to the main types of animal sacrifices and their functions. In particular, the concepts of atonement and blood will be highlighted, which ultimately point to the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ onthe cross.