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Head of families first offered burnt offerings to God:
  Genesis 8:20 (Noah)   |   Genesis 22:2-8, 13 (Abraham and Isaac)   |   Job 1:5 (Job for children)   |   Job 42:8 (Job for friends)  

Moses' request to Pharoah:
  Exodus 10:25 (permission requested and denied)  

Jethro, priest of Midian:
  Exodus 18:12 (sacrifice was eaten by Jethro, Moses, Aaron, elders)  

On altar of earth:
  Exodus 20:24 (instructions)   |   Exodus 24:5 (by young Israelite men)  

Law of Moses: burnt offerings
  Instructions given:
  Exodus 27:24 (how to build the altar)
  Exodus 29:25 (how to consecrate priests)
  Exodus 29:42 (for continuous generations)
  Exodus 30:9 (not put on incense altar)
  Exodus 30:28 (how to consecrate priests with)
  Exodus 31:9 (altar to be built with tabernacle)
  Exodus 32:6 (against instructions; with calf idol)
  Exodus 35:16 (building instructions)

  Instructions followed:
  Exodus 38:1 (ALTAR BUILT)

  Exodus 40:6 (where to place altar)
  Exodus 40:10 (correct way to anoint altar)

  Instructions followed:
  Exodus 40:16 (ALTAR ANOINTED)

  Instructions given:
  Leviticus 1:1-17 (correct way to offer burnt offerings for the people)
  Leviticus 3:1-5 (fellowship offering to be placed on top of burnt offering)
  Leviticus 4 (some blood from each sin offering to be poured at base of burnt offering altar)
  Leviticus 5 (burnt offering required with sin offering)
  Leviticus 6:8ff (burnt offering regulations)
  Leviticus 6:25 (sin offering sacrifice slaughtered where burnt offering is slaughtered)
  Leviticus 7:2 (guilt offering sacrifice slaughtered where burnt offering is slaughtered)
  Leviticus 7:8 (priest who offers burnt offering for anyone keeps the hide)

  Instructions followed:

  Instructions not followed:
  Leviticus 10 (Fatal error with censers and incense)


BURNT OFFERING [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

Hebrew Olah ; I.e., "ascending," the whole being consumed by fire, and regarded as ascending to God while being consumed.

Part of every offering was burnt in the sacred fire, but this was wholly burnt, a "whole burnt offering." It was the most frequent form of sacrifice, and apparently the only one mentioned in the book of Genesis. Such were the sacrifices offered by Abel (Genesis 4:3,4, here called Minhah ; I.e., "a gift"), Noah (Genesis 8:20), Abraham (Genesis 22:2,7,8,13), and by the Hebrews in Egypt (Exodus 10:25).

The law of Moses afterwards prescribed the occasions and the manner in which burnt sacrifices were to be offered. There were

* "the continual burnt offering" (Exodus 29:38-42; Leviticus 6:9-13),

* "the burnt offering of every sabbath," which was double the daily one (Numbers 28:9,10),

* "the burnt offering of every month" (28:11-15),

* the offerings at the Passover (19-23),

* at Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16),

* the feast of Trumpets (23:23-25),

* and on the day of Atonement (Leviticus 16).

On other occasions special sacrifices were offered, as

* at the consecration of Aaron (Exodus 29)
* and the dedication of the temple (1 Kings 8:5,62-64).

Free-will burnt offerings were also permitted (Leviticus 1:13), and were offered at the accession of Solomon to the throne (1 Chronicles 29:21), and at the reformation brought about by Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:: 3135-35).

These offerings signified the complete dedication of the offerers unto God. This is referred to in Romans 12:1. (See ALTAR, SACRIFICE.)

BURNT OFFERING [Smith's Bible Dictionary]

The word is applied to the offering which was wholly consumed by fire on the altar, and the whole of which, except the refuse ashes "ascended" in the smoke to God. The meaning of the whole burnt offering was that which is the original idea of all sacrifice, the offering by the sacrificer of himself, soul and body, to God--the submission of his will to the will of the Lord. The ceremonies of the burnt offering are given in detail in the book of Leviticus. [SACRIFICE]

BURNT OFFERING [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

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BURNT OFFERING [Thompson Chain Reference]

    * Exodus 29:18
    * Leviticus 6:9
    * Leviticus 8:18
    * Leviticus 9:2
    * Numbers 28:3
    * Numbers 29:6
    * Joshua 8:31
    * 1 Samuel 6:15
    * 1 Samuel 7:9
    * 2 Samuel 24:25
    * 1 Kings 3:4
    * 1 Chronicles 16:40
    * 2 Chronicles 13:11
    * Ezra 3:3

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