This is another GREAT chart to show what the sacrifices were, what the elements of each type were, and what the purpose was. The was from my last year’s bible study and it helped me keep the different sacrifices organized in my mind.
|OLD TESTAMENT SACRIFICES|
|Burnt Offering||Bull, Ram, male bird (dove or young pigeon for the poor)||VOLUNTARY Act of worship; atonement for unintentional sin in general. Expression of devotion, commitment and complete surrender|
|Grain Offering||Grain, Fine flour, olive oil, incense, baked breads, SALT, NO YEAST. This accompanies burnt offering and fellowship offering along with drink offering||VOLUNTARY Act of worship; recognition of God’s provision; devotion to God.|
| Fellowship Offering
|ANY animal without defect from herd of flock||VOLUNTARY Act of Worship; thanksgiving and fellowship, included a communal meal
|MANDATORY Atonement for specific unintentional sin; confession of sin; forgiveness of sin; cleansing of defilement|
|Guilt Offering||Ram of Lamb||MANDATORY Atonement for unintentional sin requiring restitution; cleansing from defilement; make restitution, pay 20% fine.|