Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit
ThatGirl143

I'm doing research for sacrifice in the Bible, and I can't figure out if there was or wasn't human sacrifice. And can you give me examples?

and if there was human sacrifice in the Bible when was the first and last human sacrifice?please give me the verses for proof of your answers. I prefer if you answered these questions based on Christian knowledge.

Report as

The only one I'm aware of is the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and he allowed that himself. He was the final Passover.

Helpful (5) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (3)
Report as
ThatGirl143
Thanks
Report as
To remove our sins/ not to just cover or pass over! Right?
Report as
Yes. As far as the East is from the West. It's unnecessary to observe Passover now because he paid the price and our sin is completely removed forever.
Report as
Add a comment...

There weren't human sacrifices. When a Jew sinned in the Old Testament, they sacrificed a sheep, ram, or bull so that their sins may be forgiven. Since Jesus was the lamb as its said, our sins were forgiven forever, no more animal sacrifices. So he died for our sins, which is why people say the Blood of the Lamb washed our sins away.

Helpful (3) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (4)
Report as
ThatGirl143
So basically you are saying that no humans were rightly or wrongly killed in the name of God or Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit? and no human sacrifices were done for God, when God didn't approve of it?
Report as
Yes
Report as
ThatGirl143
Thanks
Report as
No, the purpose if sacrifice was not to atone for sins, but to cleanse the alter from the ritual uncleanliness of sinners. Your misconception of the purpose of sacrifice in Judaism is just a repetition of the misunderstanding of Paul's.
Report as
Add a comment...

I have asked my daughter this question. She is a devout Christian. The only human sacrifice mentioned in the Bible to her knowledge, was only an attempt.
God asked Abraham to sacrifice Issac as a test of his faith...Abraham had Issac tied for sacrifice and God stepped in and said no...ultimately they sacrificed a ram

Helpful (3) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
ThatGirl143
Thank you, that cleared it all up.
Report as
Absolutely correct. God never wanted Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, only to be willing to. In essence God wanted to see that Abraham was willing to make the same sacrifice to Him that He was prepared to make for mankind: giving up his own son.
Report as
Add a comment...

God sacrificed his only son Jesus (the most prevalent character of the bible and your christian beliefs) for human sin! Probably the greatest of human sacrificies ever recorded. Did you try reading the bible for your research?

Helpful (3) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
ThatGirl143
Well, I've read the Bible before but that was a couple years ago, I was 11. I didn't really pace myself and didn't absorb information. Now I'm trying to figure out certain parts of the Bible and was looking into sacrifice since I couldn't really grip the topic well from just reading the Bible. Since I know sacrifice is throughout the Old Testament; I wanted to see if I could get this answer off of people who had their religion straight, before I read the full Old Testament.
Report as
ThatGirl143
Thanks for the answer :)
Report as
Add a comment...

What do you think jesus is?

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

There were numerous accounts of human sacrifice in the Bible, but they were only mentioned as criticism of practices the Bible was against. For example, 2 Kings 16:3 mentions that Ahaz sacrificed his son to the Molech, a practice specifically prohibited in Deuteronomy 18:10, and 2 Kings 21:6 tells the same about Menashe. See also Jeremiah 7:31. The entire story of the binding of Isaac is an allegory to the sublimation of human sacrifice and its substitution by animal sacrifice. I wouldn't mention him here, but some people mentioned Jesus in this context. Jesus was not sacrificed. He was executed by the Romans for his crimes against Caesar, which is how God punished him for his sins.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

One could argue that every human was 'sacrificed'. Equality for all scapegoats.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

The pagan cultures around Gods people did indulge in human sacrifice, including sacrificing their own children. This is one of many reasons for the Levitical laws that held Gods people separate from the cultures around them. Gods people sacrificed goats, sheep, cattle and doves.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

"When you arrive in the Promised Land you must be very careful lest you be corrupted by the horrible customs of the nations now living there. For example, any Israeli who presents his child to be burned to death as a sacrifice to heathen gods, must be killed." (Deuteronomy 18:9-10) Living Bible. Magic, spellbinding, spiritism, and sacrifice of their children by fire were among the Canaanites detestable practices. Excavations in Palestine have uncovered piles of ashes and remains of infant skeletons in piles of ashes and remains of infant skeletons in cemeteries around heathen alters, pointing to the widespread practice of this cruel abomination. (Archaeology and the Old Testament, 1964, p379). If you check out the rest of those scriptures in Deuteronomy, Magic, spellbinding, spiritism, were detestable practices including Incest, sodomy, and bestiality which were part of the way of the land of Canaan that made the land
unclean. Today, people are still practicing pagan things, everything but burning their children. Gave you little more then you asked for.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer