What does Blood mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
αἷμα blood. / blood shed 40
αἵματος blood. / blood shed 28
αἵματι blood. / blood shed 18
הַדָּ֔ם blood. 15
הַדָּם֙ blood. 9
דַּ֥ם blood. 8
דָּ֣ם blood. 8
הַדָּ֖ם blood. 8
דָּ֑ם blood. 8
מִדַּ֣ם blood. 7
דָּֽם blood. 6
מִדַּ֤ם blood. 6
דַּֽם־ blood. 5
הַדָּ֑ם blood. 5
דַּם־ blood. 5
דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם blood. 5
דְּמֵ֣י blood. 5
הַדָּ֛ם blood. 5
וְדַם־ blood. 4
וְדָ֣ם blood. 4
דָּמ֛וֹ blood. 4
דָּמ֔וֹ blood. 4
וְדָמ֖וֹ blood. 4
דַּ֣ם blood. 3
דָּ֖ם blood. 3
הַדָּ֗ם blood. 3
דָ֑ם blood. 3
בְּדַם֙ blood. 3
הַדָּ֣ם blood. 3
הַדָּ֜ם blood. 3
דָּמ֖וֹ blood. 3
לְדָ֑ם blood. 3
הַדָּֽם blood. 3
αἷμά blood. / blood shed 3
דְּמֵ֥י blood. 3
דָּמָם֙ blood. 3
דָּם֙ blood. 3
דָּמ֣וֹ blood. 3
מִדָּמָהּ֙ blood. 2
דָּמָ֣הּ blood. 2
בַּדָּ֔ם blood. 2
דָם֙ blood. 2
מִדָּֽם blood. 2
דָּמְךָ֖ blood. 2
דָּ֛ם blood. 2
הַדָּם֮ blood. 2
וְדָ֖ם blood. 2
דָּמֶ֑יהָ blood. 2
בַּדָּ֣ם blood. 2
הַדָּ֨ם blood. 2
דָּמָ֔הּ blood. 2
מִדָּ֔ם blood. 2
לְדָֽם blood. 2
הַדָּ֥ם blood. 2
מִדְּמֵ֤י blood. 2
דָּמ֥וֹ blood. 2
וָדָ֔ם blood. 2
דַֽם־ blood. 2
בַּדָּ֑ם blood. 2
αἵματί blood. / blood shed 2
דָּמָ֣ם blood. 2
לְדַ֣ם blood. 1
הַדָּ֤ם blood. 1
בִּדְמֵ֣י blood. 1
וְדָמָ֗ם blood. 1
דָם־ blood. 1
דָמ֔וֹ blood. 1
דָּמ֗וֹ blood. 1
בַדָּ֔ם blood. 1
דָמִ֑י blood. 1
וְדָמִי֙ blood. 1
מִדָּמָ֑ם blood. 1
בְדָמִ֑ים blood. 1
דָ֣ם blood. 1
דַּ֛ם blood. 1
דָּמָ֜הּ blood. 1
מִדָּמָ֜הּ blood. 1
וּמִדַּ֣ם blood. 1
בְּדָמִי֮ blood. 1
בְּפַ֧ר 1
נִצְחָם֙ juice. 1
וְהַגִּרֵם֮ to pour 1
וַתַּגֵּ֥ר to pour 1
וּמָֽלְאוּ֙ to fill 1
וַיִּזְרְק֤וּ to scatter 1
בְּדַם־ blood. 1
דָמָ֜יו blood. 1
דָּ֭מִים blood. 1
דָמָ֨ם ׀ blood. 1
לְ֭דָם blood. 1
בְּ֫דָ֥ם blood. 1
בְּדַ֣ם blood. 1
וְדַ֖ם blood. 1
מִדָּ֑ם blood. 1
דָּמָ֥יו blood. 1
בַּדָּמִֽים blood. 1
דָ֪ם blood. 1
דָּם־ blood. 1
לְדָמָ֣ם blood. 1
בְּדַ֥ם blood. 1
לַדָּם֙ blood. 1
הַדָּם֒ blood. 1
מִדָּמָ֖הּ blood. 1
דָּמָ֞ם blood. 1
לְדָמִ֣ים blood. 1
מִדָּמ֔וֹ blood. 1
דַּ֧ם blood. 1
דָּמֶ֔יהָ blood. 1
הַדָּ֞ם blood. 1
מִדָּמָֽם blood. 1
דָם֒ blood. 1
דָ֔ם blood. 1
דָּמִ֣ים blood. 1
לְדָ֖ם blood. 1
מִדַּ֞ם blood. 1
αἱμορροοῦσα to suffer from a flow of blood 1
מִדָּמוֹ֙ blood. 1
דַם־ blood. 1
הֲדַ֣ם blood. 1
דָּ֤ם blood. 1
וְהַדָּ֔ם blood. 1
דָּמוֹ֙ blood. 1
מִדְּמֵ֖י blood. 1
בְּדַ֖ם blood. 1
הֲדַ֤ם blood. 1
בַּדָּ֖ם blood. 1
(דָּמְךָ֖) blood. 1
דָּמִ֖ים blood. 1
מִדָּמָ֧הּ blood. 1
וּדְמֵ֛י blood. 1
דְּמֵ֣י ׀ blood. 1
כַּדָּֽם blood. 1
וְדָמִ֥ים blood. 1
דָּ֨ם blood. 1
דְּמֵֽי־ blood. 1
בְּדָ֖ם blood. 1
דָּמ֜וֹ blood. 1
דְמֵיהֶם֙ blood. 1
בִּדְמֵי֙ blood. 1
דָּֽמִי֙ blood. 1
בְּדָ֣ם blood. 1
דָּמִ֛ים blood. 1
בְּדָ֔ם blood. 1
דָּמִ֥ים blood. 1
הַדָּ֧ם ׀ blood. 1
וְדַ֨ם blood. 1
דִּמְכֶ֤ם blood. 1
דָמ֖וֹ blood. 1
וּבְדַם־ blood. 1
בַּדָּֽם blood. 1
؟ דָּמֽוֹ blood. 1
דָּמִ֔ים blood. 1
וָדָ֖ם blood. 1
מִדָּמ֗וֹ blood. 1
וְדָ֥ם blood. 1
דָ֛ם blood. 1
לְדָ֥ם blood. 1
αἵματός blood. / blood shed 1
מִדָּמְךָ֖ blood. 1
בְּדָמָ֑יִךְ blood. 1
αἷμα) blood. / blood shed 1
וָדָם֙ blood. 1
דָּמָ֖הּ blood. 1
דָמָהּ֙ blood. 1
וְדָם֙ blood. 1
αἱμάτων blood. / blood shed 1
בְּדָמֵ֨ךְ blood. 1
דָּמֵ֥ךְ blood. 1
דָּמָ֖יו blood. 1
αἱματεκχυσίας shedding of blood. 1
וְכִדְמֵ֣י blood. 1
בְּדָמֵ֖ךְ blood. 1
דָּמַ֖יִךְ blood. 1
בְּדָמַ֣יִךְ blood. 1
הַפָּ֑ר 1

Definitions Related to Blood

G129


   1 Blood.
      1a of man or animals.
      1b refers to the seat of life.
      1c of those things that resemble Blood, grape juice.
   2 Blood shed, to be shed by violence, slay, murder.
   

H1818


   1 Blood.
      1a of wine (fig.
      ).
      

H6499


G131


   1 to suffer from a flow of Blood, to have a discharge of Blood, to lose Blood.
   

H4390


   1 to fill, be full.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to be full.
            1a1a fullness, abundance (participle).
            1a1b to be full, be accomplished, be ended.
         1a2 to consecrate, fill the hand.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be filled, be armed, be satisfied.
         1b2 to be accomplished, be ended.
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 to fill.
         1c2 to satisfy.
         1c3 to fulfil, accomplish, complete.
         1c4 to confirm.
      1d (Pual) to be filled.
      1e (Hithpael) to mass themselves against.
      

H2236


   1 to scatter, sprinkle, toss, throw, scatter abundantly, strew.
      1a (Qal) to scatter, sprinkle, toss.
      1b (Pual) to be sprinkled.
      

H5064


   1 to pour, run, flow, pour down.
      1a (Niphal).
         1a1 to be poured, be spilt.
         1a2 to pour oneself, flow, trickle.
         1a3 to vanish (fig.
         ).
         1a4 to be stretched out.
      1b (Hiphil) to pour down.
      1c (Hophal) to melt.
      

H5332


   1 juice.
      1a juice of grapes.
      1b Blood, gore (fig.
      ).
      

G130


   1 shedding of Blood.
   

Frequency of Blood (original languages)

Frequency of Blood (English)

Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Blood
As food, prohibited in Genesis 9:4 , where the use of animal food is first allowed. Compare Deuteronomy 12:23 ; Leviticus 3:17 ; 7:26 ; 17:10-14 . The injunction to abstain from blood is renewed in the decree of the council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:29 ). It has been held by some, and we think correctly, that this law of prohibition was only ceremonial and temporary; while others regard it as still binding on all. Blood was eaten by the Israelites after the battle of Gilboa (1 Samuel 14:32-34 ).
The blood of sacrifices was caught by the priest in a basin, and then sprinkled seven times on the altar; that of the passover on the doorposts and lintels of the houses (Exodus 12 ; Leviticus 4:5-7 ; 16:14-19 ). At the giving of the law (Exodus 24:8 ) the blood of the sacrifices was sprinkled on the people as well as on the altar, and thus the people were consecrated to God, or entered into covenant with him, hence the blood of the covenant (Matthew 26:28 ; Hebrews 9:19,20 ; 10:29 ; 13:20 ).
Human blood. The murderer was to be punished (Genesis 9:5 ). The blood of the murdered "crieth for vengeance" (Genesis 4:10 ). The "avenger of blood" was the nearest relative of the murdered, and he was required to avenge his death (Numbers 35:24,27 ). No satisfaction could be made for the guilt of murder (Numbers 35:31 ).
Blood used metaphorically to denote race (Acts 17:26 ), and as a symbol of slaughter (Isaiah 34:3 ). To "wash the feet in blood" means to gain a great victory (Psalm 58:10 ). Wine, from its red colour, is called "the blood of the grape" (Genesis 49:11 ). Blood and water issued from our Saviour's side when it was pierced by the Roman soldier (John 19:34 ). This has led pathologists to the conclusion that the proper cause of Christ's death was rupture of the heart. (Compare Psalm 69:20 .)
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Avenger of Blood.
See BLOOD, REFUGE, CITIES OF.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jezreel, Blood of
The murder perpetrated here by Ahab and Jehu (Hosea 1:4 ; Compare 1 Kings 18:4 ; 2 Kings 9:6-10 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Avenger of Blood
(Heb. goel, from verb gaal, "to be near of kin," "to redeem"), the nearest relative of a murdered person. It was his right and duty to slay the murderer (2 Samuel 14:7,11 ) if he found him outside of a city of refuge. In order that this law might be guarded against abuse, Moses appointed six cities of refuge (Exodus 21:13 ; Numbers 35:13 ; Deuteronomy 19:1,9 ). These were in different parts of the country, and every facility was afforded the manslayer that he might flee to the city that lay nearest him for safety. Into the city of refuge the avenger durst not follow him. This arrangement applied only to cases where the death was not premeditated. The case had to be investigated by the authorities of the city, and the wilful murderer was on no account to be spared. He was regarded as an impure and polluted person, and was delivered up to the Goel ( Deuteronomy 19:11-13 ). If the offence was merely manslaughter, then the fugitive must remain within the city till the death of the high priest (Numbers 35:25 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Avenger of Blood, the
(See BLOOD.)
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Avenging of Blood, the
(See BLOOD.)
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Blood
Forbidden to be eaten (Genesis 9:4) under the Old Testament, on the ground that "the life (soul) of the flesh (the soul which gives life to the flesh) is in the blood," and that "God gave it upon the altar to make atonement with for men's souls" (Leviticus 17:11). Translate the next clause, "for the blood maketh atonement by virtue of the soul." The blood, not in itself, but as the vehicle of the soul, atones, because the animal soul was offered to God on the altar as a. substitute for the human soul. Now that Christ's one, and only true, sacrifice has superseded animal sacrifices, the prohibition against eating blood ceases, the decree in Acts 15 being but temporary, not to offend existing Jewish prejudices needlessly. In Leviticus 3:17 the "fat" is forbidden as well as the blood. God reserved the blood to Himself, investing it with a sacramental sanctity, when allowing man animal food. Besides the atoning virtue it typically had, it brought a curse when not duly expiated, as by burial (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:13).
The blood of victims was caught by the priest in a basin, and sprinkled seven times (that of birds was squeezed out at once) on the altar, its four corners or horns, on its side above and below the line running round it, or on the mercy-seat, according to the nature of the offering; the blood of the Passover lamb on the lintel and doorposts (Exodus 12; Leviticus 4:5-7; Leviticus 16:14-19). A drain from the temple carried the blood into the brook Kedron. A land was regarded as polluted by blood shed on it, which was to be expiated only by the blood of the murderer, and not by any "satisfaction" (Genesis 4:10; Genesis 9:4-6; Hebrews 12:24; Numbers 35:31; Numbers 35:33; Psalms 106:38). The guilt of bloodshed, if the shedder was not known, fell on the city nearest by measurement, until it exculpated itself, its elders washing their hands over an expiatory sacrifice, namely, a beheaded heifer in a rough, unplowed, and unsown valley (Deuteronomy 21:1-9).
The blood and water from Jesus' side, when pierced after death, was something extraordinary; for in other corpses the blood coagulates, and the water does not flow clear. The "loud voice" just before death (Luke 23:46) shows that He did not die from mere exhaustion. The psalmist, His typical forerunner, says (Psalms 69:20), "reproach hath broken my heart." Crucifixion alone would not have killed Him in so short a time. Probably the truth is, if we may with reverence conjecture from hints in Scripture, that mental agony, when He hung under the Father's displeasure at our sins which He bore, caused rupture of the pericardium, or sac wherein the heart throbs. The extravasated blood separated into the crassamentum and serum, the blood and the water, and flowed out when the soldier's spear pierced the side.
Hence appears the propriety of Hebrews 10:19-20, "having boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He hath consecrated for us through the veil (which was 'rent' at His death), that is to say His flesh." Also, "this is My body which is broken for you" (1 Corinthians 11:24) is explained by the breaking of the heart, though it was true "a bone of Him shall not be broken" (John 19:32-27); compare also 1 John 5:6, "this is He that came by water (at His baptism by John in Jordan) and blood" (by His bloody baptism, at Calvary).
THE AVENGING OF BLOOD by the nearest kinsman of the deceased was a usage from the earliest historical times (Genesis 9:5-6; Genesis 34:30; 2 Samuel 14:7). Among the Bedouin Arabs the thar, or law of blood, comes into effect if the offer of money satisfaction be refused. So among the Anglo-Saxons the wer-gild, or money satisfaction for homicide, varying in amount according to the rank, was customary. The Mosaic law mitigated the severity of the law of private revenge for blood, by providing six cities of refuge (among the 48 Levitical cities), three on one side of Jordan, three on the other, for the involuntary homicide to flee into. The avenger, or goel (derived from a Hebrew root "pollution," implying that he was deemed polluted until the blood of his slain kinsman was expiated), was nearest of kin to the man slain, and was bound to take vengeance on the manslayer.
If the latter reached one of the six cities, (Kedesh in Naphtali, Shechem in mount Ephraim, Hebron in the hill country of Judah, W. of Jordan; Bezor in Reuben, Ramoth in Gilead (Gad), Golan in Manasseh, E. of Jordan,) he was safe until the elders of the city, and then those of his own city, decided whether it was an involuntary act. In this case he was kept safe from the avenger in the city of refuge, so long as he did not go 2,000 cubits beyond its precincts. After the high priest's death he might return home in safety (Numbers 35:25; Numbers 35:28; Joshua 20:4-6). The roads were to be kept clear, that nothing might retard the flight of the manslayer, to whom every moment was precious (Deuteronomy 19:3). Jewish tradition adds that posts inscribed "Refuge," "Refuge," were to be set up at the cross roads. All necessaries of water, etc., were in the cities.
No implements of war were allowed there. The law of retaliation in blood affected only the manslayer, and not also (as among pagan nations) his relatives (Deuteronomy 24:16). Blood revenge still prevails in Corsica. The law of blood avenging by the nearest kinsman, though incompatible with our ideas in a more civilized age and nation, is the means of preventing much bloodshed among the Arabs; and its introduction into the law of Israel, a kindred race, accords with the provisional character of the whole Mosaic system, which establishes not what is absolutely best, supposing a state of optimism, but what was best under existing circumstances. Moreover, it contained an important typical lesson, hinted at in Hebrews 6:18; Hebrews 2:14-15.
The Son of man, as He to whom the Father hath committed all judgment, is the goel or avenger of blood on guilty man, involved by Satan the "murderer from the beginning" in murderous rebellion against God. He, in another sense, is the goel or redeemer of man, as the high priest whose death sets the shut up captive free; He is also the priestly city of refuge (His priestly office being the mean of our salvation), by fleeing into which man is safe; but in this latter sense, as our High priest "ever liveth," we must not only eater the city, and moreover abide in Him, but also abide in Him forever for eternal safety (John 15:1-11). "The way" to Him is clearly pointed out by God Himself (Isaiah 30:21). "Turn you to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope" (Zechariah 9:12) Once in Christ, He can defy avenging justice (Romans 8:33-34).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Issue of Blood
KJV phrase meaning hemorrhage (Matthew 9:20 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Field of Blood
See Akeldama .
Webster's Dictionary - Blood-Boltered
(a.) Having the hair matted with clotted blood.
Webster's Dictionary - Blood
(1):
(n.) A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake.
(2):
(n.) Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.
(3):
(n.) Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; - as if the blood were the seat of emotions.
(4):
(n.) Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.
(5):
(n.) A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition.
(6):
(n.) Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed.
(7):
(n.) The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.
(8):
(v. t.) To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.
(9):
(v. t.) To heat the blood of; to exasperate.
(10):
(n.) The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial.
(11):
(n.) The fleshy nature of man.
(12):
(v. t.) To stain, smear or wet, with blood.
(13):
(n.) The juice of anything, especially if red.
(14):
(v. t.) To bleed.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Blood
has great significance in the Bible. Its meanings involve profound aspects of human life and God's desire to transform human existence. Blood is intimately associated with physical life. Blood and “life” or “living being” are closely associated. The Hebrews of Old Testament times were prohibited from eating blood. “Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh. Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water” (Deuteronomy 12:23-24 ). For agricultural people, this command stressed the value of life. Though death was ever-present, life was sacred. Life was not to be regarded cheaply.
Even when the Old Testament speaks of animal sacrifice and atonement, the sacredness of life is emphasized. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul” (Leviticus 17:11 ). Perhaps because an animal life was given up (and animals were a vital part of a person's property), this action taken before God indicated how each person is estranged from God. In giving what was of great value, the person offering the sacrifice showed that reconciliation with God involved life—the basic element of human existence. How giving up an animal life brought about redemption and reconciliation is not clear. What is clear is that atonement was costly. Only the New Testament could show how costly it was.
Flesh and Blood This phrase designates a human being . When Peter confessed that Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus told Peter, “Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven” (Joshua 20:1-962 ;Matthew 16:1;17:1 ). No human agent informed Peter; the Father Himself disclosed this truth. When “flesh and blood” is used of Jesus, it designates His whole person: “He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me and I in him” (John 6:56 ). The next verse shows that eating “blood and flesh” is powerful metaphorical language for sharing in the life that Jesus bestows—”so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me” (John 6:57 ).
When Paul used the phrase “flesh and blood” in 1 Corinthians 15:50 , he referred to sinful human existence: “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” The sinfulness of human beings disqualifies them as inheritors of God's kingdom. In Galatians 1:16 , Paul used “flesh and blood” as a synonym for human beings with whom he did not consult after his conversion. Paul said his gospel came directly from God.
In Ephesians 6:12 , Paul portrayed Christians in conflict—their wrestling is “not against flesh and blood” but with higher, demonic powers, “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Of course, Christians do meet opposition to Christ and the gospel from other human beings, but behind all human opposition is a demonic-Satanic opposition. Human beings choose to identify with moral evil. We wrestle with the demonic leaders of moral revolt.
Finally, the phrase “flesh and blood” sometimes designates human nature apart from moral evil. Jesus, like other children of His people, was a partaker “of flesh and blood” (Hebrews 2:14 ). Because He did so, He could die a unique, atoning death. He was fully human, yet more than human; He was both God and man.
After the flood, God renewed the original command that Noah and his sons be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 9:1 ). They were not to eat the flesh with its life, that means the blood (Genesis 9:4 ). Then murder is forbidden (Genesis 9:5-6 ). The reason is explained thus: “Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made he man.” (Genesis 9:6 ). Since a murderer destroys one made in God's image, murder is an attack upon God.
In Deuteronomy 21:1-9 , we read of an elaborate ceremony by elders concerning a person murdered in the fields near their city. They were to pray for the Lord's forgiveness by atonement: “Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them” (Deuteronomy 21:8 ; see Deuteronomy 21:9 ). The victim is assumed to be innocent, and the community is held responsible. A person who killed another accidentally had six cities to which he could flee and there establish his innocence (1618386571_6 ). He had to flee because the avenger of blood (the nearest of kin to the person murdered) was obligated to kill the individual who had murdered his relative (Numbers 35:1 ).
Jesus condemned the scribes and Pharisees of His day who would kill some of the “prophets, and wise men, and scribes” sent by Jesus (Matthew 23:34 ). This generation would be held accountable not only for their own sins but for “all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zecharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar” (Matthew 23:35 ; compare 2 Chronicles 24:20-21 ).
When Pilate saw that justice was being distorted at the trial of Jesus, he washed his hands symbolically and declared his own innocence: “I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it [1]” (Matthew 27:24 ). The people replied naively, “His blood be on us, and on our children” (Matthew 27:25 ).
Blood of sacrifices, blood of the covenant The great historic event of the Old Testament was the Exodus from Egypt. Central to that event was the offering of a lamb from the sheep or from the goats (Exodus 12:5 ). The blood of that lamb was put on the top and the two sides of the door frame (Exodus 12:7 ,Exodus 12:7,12:22-23 ). When the angel passed through, destroying the firstborn in Egypt, he would pass by the houses in Israel's part of Egypt that were marked in this fashion. In terms of its redemptive effects, none of the daily sacrifices made throughout the Old Testament (see Leviticus ) were as dramatic as the Passover sacrifice.
Almost as dramatic as the Passover was the ceremony at the dedication of the covenant treaty at Sinai between Yahweh and His covenant people, the Israelites (Exodus 24:1-8 ). Moses took the blood of oxen and placed it in two bowls. Half of it he dashed upon the altar and half he dashed upon the people (Exodus 24:6-8 ). Moses declared “Behold the blood of the covenant which the LORD hath made (literally, cut) with you concerning [2] all these words.” The people solemnly promised to act in agreement with this covenant (Exodus 24:3 ,Exodus 24:3,24:7 ).
When Jesus inaugurated the New Covenant after His last Passover with the disciples, He declared: “This is my blood of the new testament which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28 ). Luke reads: “This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:20 ). Testament means covenant here. Jesus, the God-man, gave up His life and experienced the reality of death so that those who identify themselves with Jesus might experience His life and never taste death as He did. He died as a sin-bearer that we might live for righteousness and become healed (1 Peter 2:24 ).
Blood of Christ—meaning and effects The term “blood of Christ” designates in the New Testament the atoning death of Christ. Atonement refers to the basis and process by which estranged people become at one with God (atonement-one-ment). When we identify with Jesus, we are no longer at odds with God. The meaning of Christ's death is a great mystery. The New Testament seeks to express this meaning in two ways: (1) in the language of sacrifice, and (2) in language pertaining to the sphere of law. This sacrificial language and legal language provide helpful analogies. However, the meaning of Christ's death is far more than an enlargement of animal sacrifices or a spiritualization of legal transactions. Sometimes, both legal and sacrificial language are found together.
In the language of sacrifice we have “expiation” (removal of sins, Romans 3:25 ); “sprinkling of the blood of Jesus” (1 Peter 1:1-2 ); “redeemed by precious blood as of a lamb without spot and without blemish” (1 Peter 1:19 ); “blood of His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7 ); “blood that cleanses the conscience” (Hebrews 9:14 ); and “blood of an eternal covenant” (Hebrews 13:20 ). In legal language we have “justification” (Romans 5:9 ); “redemption” (Ephesians 1:7 ); been redeemed to God by His blood (Revelation 5:9 ). Such metaphors show that only God could provide atonement; Jesus, the God-man was both Priest and Offering, both Redeemer and the One intimately involved with the redeemed.
Blood is a symbol and indicator of apocalyptic judgment In Acts 2:17-21 , the apostle Peter quotes Joel 2:28-32 . Peter emphasized that the coming of the Spirit upon various groups was accomplished in his day. The Spirit came upon Jew and Gentile (all flesh), sons and daughters, younger men and older men, and upon men-servants and maid-servants. Peter urged his audience to respond by calling upon the name of the Lord (Acts 2:21 ). Although Peter also quoted Joel 2:30-31 ( Acts 2:19-20 ), he did not develop the apocalyptic theme of judgment when the age to come breaks forth into this age. The text of Joel that Peter quoted in Acts speaks of “wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath—blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke” (Acts 2:19 ; compare Joel 2:30 ). In the next verse (Joel 2:31 ; Acts 2:20 ), the sun is pictured turning into darkness and the moon into blood before the great day of the Lord comes. Here the term “blood” describes the physical changes both in the heavens and upon earth. Even the balance of nature will reflect God's hand of judgment as Christ takes up His reign. Nature off balance reflects the disharmony between human beings and God. The bloody red color symbolizes this.
A. Berkeley Mickelsen
Holman Bible Dictionary - Blood, Field of
See Akeldama .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Blood, Avenger of
See Avenger ; Bloodguilt ; Cities of Refuge .
Webster's Dictionary - Blood Vessel
Any vessel or canal in which blood circulates in an animal, as an artery or vein.
Webster's Dictionary - Blood-Shotten
(a.) Bloodshot.
Webster's Dictionary - Blood Money
(1):
Money obtained as the price, or at the cost, of another's life; - said of a reward for supporting a capital charge, of money obtained for betraying a fugitive or for committing murder, or of money obtained from the sale of that which will destroy the purchaser.
(2):
Money paid to the next of kin of a person who has been killed by another.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Blood
BLOOD . Among all primitive races the blood, especially of human beings, has been and is regarded with superstitious, or rather, to be just, religious awe. By the Hebrews also blood was Invested with peculiar sanctity as the seat of the soul ( nephesh ), that is of the principle of life ( Leviticus 17:11 ‘the life [1] of the flesh is in the blood’). From this fundamental conception of blood as the vehicle of life may be derived all the manifold social and religious beliefs and practices with regard to it, which play so large a part in Scripture. See Atonement, Clean and Unclean, Covenant, Food, Propitiation, Sacrifice.
A. R. S. Kennedy.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Blood, Avenger of
BLOOD, AVENGER OF . See Avenger of Blood, and Kin [1].
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Blood, Field of
BLOOD, FIELD OF . See Akeldama.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Blood, Issue of
BLOOD, ISSUE OF . See Medicine.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Issue of Blood
ISSUE OF BLOOD.—One peculiarly distressing case of this ailment is mentioned in the Gospels (Matthew 9:20 αἱμορροοῦσα, Mark 5:25, and Luke 8:43 οὗσα ἐν ῥύσει αἵματος). The description indicates a very severe and obstinate form of uterine haemorrhage possibly arising from internal growth, for the patient had suffered many things of many physicians and only grew worse for the treatment; and she had endured the complaint for twelve years. The malady was in general regarded as incurable by medical treatment, and was handed over to be dealt with by magic charms and amulets. Its painful character, apart from its enfeebling and prostrating effects, was increased by the fact that it involved a rigorous isolation from society, and was looked upon with particular horror. All female discharges, even the normal monthly occurrences, were peculiarly repugnant to the Semitic mind, and came under the cycle of custom and legislation to which the Polynesian term taboo has been applied. The terror arose from the dread of supernatural penalties and of malignant agencies which were supposed to emanate from women at such times. Supernatural powers were believed to reside in the blood of the menses, on account of which it was itself held to be efficacious as a charm. The idea may have been modified before NT times, and yet would remain at least as a vague undefined repugnance and fear (see W. R. Smith, RS [1] , Note on ‘Holiness, Uncleanness, and Taboo’). The sufferer would further be compelled to perpetual celibacy.
Among Talmudic cures of this malady we find the following: ‘Let the patient sit at the parting of the ways with a cup of wine in her hand, and let some one coming up behind startle her by calling out, Be healed of thine issue of blood.’ And, ‘Take three measures of onions, boil in wine and give the patient to drink, at the same time calling out suddenly. Be healed of thine issue.’—An interesting anticipation of certain familiar features of modern therapeutics.
That our Lord’s healing of the sufferer was regarded as memorable and attained to a considerable vogue apart from the NT record, is evidenced by the legend that the votive figure at Bâniâs, supposed to be that of Christ, was erected by this woman out of gratitude to her Deliverer, and other kindred legends.
The chief feature of the miracle was the fact that the healing was gained surreptitiously, apart from the will and initiative of Jesus. Our Lord was pressing through the crowd on His way to the house of Jairus, when the woman, moved by a great expectation of healing, drew near to touch at least the fringe of His garment (in which special sanctity resided), assured that even this slight contact would remove her trouble. Having accomplished her object, ‘immediately she felt in her body that she was healed of the plague,’ and our Lord became conscious that ‘virtue’ had gone out of Him. The idea that healing power was resident in the body of Jesus, comparable to a charge of electric energy, is not to be entertained. The casual touching of His body by any sick person would have had no such result. We must emphasize (1) the touch of faith. The whole nature of the woman had been roused to activity and hopefulness. No labour of Jesus to create and evoke this essential condition of being healed was necessary or possible. The expectation existed at full tension, and she was prepared mentally and therefore physically to receive the healing power. And (2) corresponding to this exercise of faith is a Divinely great capacity for sympathy resident in the spirit and life of Jesus. While this capacity infinitely transcends the forces of human sympathy which exist in humanity, it still may be believed to operate on the same plane and to be not alien but kindred. The possibility of sympathetic relations being in existence between ‘mind and mind,’ quite irrespective of consciousness or will on the part of both or of either, is an ascertained fact, however it may be explainable. Various theories are put forward to account for the phenomena, but meanwhile the fact must be recognized—the power of mind to affect mind by other than the channels of sense. Moreover, (3), our Lord’s own teaching must be duly weighed, that His works were due to the indwelling Divine power. The nature of Jesus was strung to sympathy with the whole complex coil of human suffering and need. At the very moment of this occurrence His heart was full of intensest sympathy with the sorrowing ruler. Such a nature then would present, quite apart from the immediate exercise of will, a fitting instrument for the Divine healing energy. The Divine power utilized and made more efficacious these already powerful sympathies and expectations; but while this is to be freely recognized, the chief emphasis is to be laid on the holy will of the unseen Father, with whom our Lord was morally and essentially one.
Literature.—The Comm., and standard works on the Miracles; Ker, Serm. 1st ser. p. 186 ff.; Maclaren, Serm. pr. in Manchester, 2nd ser. p. 294 ff. On the telepathic powers of the subliminal consciousness see the relevant sections of F. W. Myers’ Human Personality.
T. H. Wright.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Avenger of Blood
AVENGER OF BLOOD . The practice of blood-revenge has been very widely spread among societies in a certain stage of civilization, where there has been no central authority to enforce law and order, and where the certainty of retaliation has been the only guarantee for security of life. Among the Semites the custom was in full force from the earliest times, and it is still the only spring of order in Arabia. It depends for its maintenance upon the solidarity of the clan or tribe. All the members of the tribe, whatever may be the immediate parental relationship, are counted as being of one blood; a wrong done to one is a wrong done to all, to be avenged if necessary by all the offended clan upon all the clan of the offender. The phrase used by the Arabs is, ‘Our blood has been shed.’
Of the form of blood-revenge that involved the whole clan or tribe in the murder of a single individual there are still traces in the OT (Joshua 7:24 , 2 Kings 9:25 ). Naturally, however, the duty of avenging the shedding of blood fell primarily upon him who was nearest of kin to the slaughtered man. This next of kin was called the gô’çl . The word in Hebrew law was used in a wide sense for him whose duty it was to redeem the property or the person of an impoverished or enslaved relative ( Leviticus 25:26 ; Leviticus 25:47-49 , Ruth 4:1 ff.), but it came to be used specially of the man who had to perform this most tragic duty of kinship. The steady effort of Hebrew law was to limit this ancient custom so as to ensure that a blood feud should not perpetuate itself to the ruin of a whole clan, and that deliberate murder and accidental homicide should not come under the same penalty. It is possible to trace with some definiteness the progress of this sentiment by which the gô’çl was gradually transformed from being the irresponsible murderer of a possibly blameless manslayer to being practically the executioner of a carefully considered sentence passed by the community. See Kin [1].
R. Bruce Taylor.
King James Dictionary - Blood
BLOOD, n.
1. The fluid which circulates through the arteries and veins of the human body, and of other animals,which is essential to the preservation of life. This fluid is generally red. If the blood of an animal is not red, such animal is called exsanguious, or white-blooded the blood being white, or white tinged with blue. 2. Kindred relation by natural descent from a common ancestor consanguinity. God hath made of one blood, all nations of the earth. Acts 17 .
3. Royal lineage blood royal as a prince of the blood. 4. Honorable birth high extraction as a gentleman of blood. 5. Life. Shall I not require his blood at your hands? 2 Samuel 4
6. Slaughter murder, or bloodshedding. I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu. Hosea 1 .
The voice of thy brother's blood crieth to me from the ground. Genesis 4
7. Guilt, and punishment. Your blood be upon your own heads. Acts 18
8. Fleshly nature the carnal part of man as opposed to spiritual nature,or divine life. Who were born, not of flesh and blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1 .
9. Man, or human wisdom, or reason. Flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee,but my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 16
10. A sacramental symbol of the blood of Christ. This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for the remission of sins. Matthew 26
11. The death and sufferings of Christ. Being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5.3 .
12. The price of blood that which is obtained by shedding blood,and seizing goods. Wo to him that buildeth a town with blood. Habakkuk 2Acts 1
13. Temper of mind state of the passions but in this sense, accompanied with cold or warm, or other qualifying word. Thus to commit an act in cold blood, is to do it deliberately, and without sudden passion. Warm blood denotes a temper inflamed or irritated to warm or head the blood, is to excite the passions. 14. A hot spark a man of fire or spirit a rake. 15. The juice of any thing, especially if red as, "the blood of grapes." Genesis 49 Whole blood. In law, a kinsman of the whole blood is one who descends from the same couple of ancestors of the half blood, one who descends from either of them singly, by a second marriage.
BLOOD, To let blood to bleed by opening a vein.
1. To stain with blood. 2. To enter to inure to blood as a hound. 3. To heat the blood to exasperate. Unusual.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Avenger, Avenger of Blood
After the flood God gave to Noah the law that "whose sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed," Genesis 9:6 ; and to this day in the East it is considered the solemn duty of the relatives of a slain man to see that his blood is avenged. The law made a distinction between murder and man-slaughter: when a person was killed accidentally the man-slayer could run to a City of Refuge (q.v. ) and be protected. God has invested man with governmental authority to carry out this universal command, which was given long before the law by Moses, and which has never been repealed or relaxed. In the N.T. the magistrate bears not the sword in vain, for he is the minister of God for the punishment of evil-doers. Romans 13 .
Under the law of Moses it was enacted 'an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' Matthew 5:38 ; Exodus 21:24 . With the Christian it is quite different: having been dealt with in grace, he must act also in grace towards others. The word to him is "Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord." Romans 12:19 ; Revelation 6:10 ; Revelation 19:2 . Now it is the day of grace; but there is a day of vengeance coming for those that "know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Thessalonians 1:8 . The duty of a Christian in not avenging himself in no way clashes with the exercise of the government of God by magistrates, who derive their authority from Him, in repressing and punishing evil.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Blood
Genesis 4:10 (c) This is symbolical of the death of Abel by the hand of Cain, his brother. The actual blood shed by Abel and lying on the ground called loudly for the punishment of the murderer.
Exodus 12:13 (a) Here is a proof that those in the house had believed GOD's Word and had offered the proper sacrifice. The lamb and its blood are types of CHRIST and His Blood. (See1Co 5:7).
Leviticus 20:9 (a) Here is pictured the fact that GOD will fasten upon the guilty person his guilt and his punishment. The lawbreaker shall receive the due reward of his deeds. (See also Leviticus 20:13 and Leviticus 20:27; Ezekiel 18:13; Ezekiel 33:5).
Deuteronomy 17:8 (a) The words used here refer to relatives who are quarreling among themselves. Those of the same blood are brought before the judgment seat for the adjustment of their difficulties. (See2Ch 19:10).
Job 16:18 (a) Job is making a call for a great inventory of his own life. He is inviting an investigation of his own character. He is really asserting that he has lived a righteous life.
Psalm 58:10 (b) This is a description of the joy of GOD's people when the wicked are conquered and the enemy is under the feet of the Lord. (See also Psalm 68:23).
Isaiah 1:15 (a) Probably this is a figure which describes the guilt of these people in murdering their fellowmen and murdering their children for idol worship.
Ezekiel 16:6 (a) This probably refers to the early days of Israel's history in the time of Abraham followed by the times of Isaac and Jacob. The nation was formed with difficulty and trouble which is compared to the birth of a baby whereby blood is shed.
Joel 2:31 (c) It is not clearly understood whether the moon will actually become red, or whether men because of strained eyes see the moon as red, or whether the tumult of earth's sorrows changes man's vision. Evidently it refers to a time of great and miraculous happenings because of the powerful operation of the Spirit of GOD in human affairs. (See also Revelation 6:12; Revelation 8:8; Revelation 16:3).
Matthew 16:17 (a) This represents human reasonings, philosophies and deductions or conclusions. Nothing within the human heart or mind ever reveals anything of GOD or of the Deity of CHRIST.
John 1:13 (a) This is a definite statement that no one becomes a child of GOD because of his parents, or through any blood stream. Salvation or Christianity is not passed down to the children through the blood stream of the father or the mother. Each child and each relative must experience the will and the power of GOD in his own personal case in order to become a child of GOD. This relationship only comes about through personal faith in JESUS CHRIST.
John 6:54 (a) The blood in this case is a type or a picture of the life and death of CHRIST and the Person of CHRIST appropriated by the believer for salvation. It represents the receiving by faith of the sacrifice of CHRIST for forgiveness and cleansing. It is a figure of speech which we commonly use when one expresses his love for another by saying, "I could eat you up." Sometimes the expression is used, "I lapped it up as a cat laps milk." The thought is the same. The believer embraces by faith with no question or doubt the value of the person of CHRIST and the efficacy of His work for our souls. See also1Co 11:25-26.
Acts 17:26 (a) This blood is a type or a symbol of the universal character of human beings as distinguished from all animal life. All human beings are made of the same kind of blood. It is different from animal blood, but it is always human blood. This links all human beings together as a separate group from all the animal creation and proves the fallacy and the false character of the hypothesis of "evolution."
Acts 20:26 (a) The word in this case is used to represent the fact that Paul would not be held responsible for the death, the second death, of any of those whom he had contacted in his travels and preaching. The appearance of blood indicates death. Paul so preached CHRIST and the Gospel that none of those who heard His Word need never die in their sins and be sent to the Lake of Fire, which is the second death. Paul felt that he had completely cleared himself of all responsibility in connection with the salvation of those people.
1 John 1:7 (a) The blood here represents the sacrifice of CHRIST at Calvary with all the saving power connected with it. When we believe in and trust the Lord JESUS CHRIST, GOD and CHRIST apply His sacrifice to our record of sins, and to ourselves in order to blot out all these sins and iniquities. GOD has made a "blood bank." Any person who believes in and accepts the Lord JESUS CHRIST may and does receive the benefits of that precious blood.
Revelation 14:20 (c) This is a picture of the complete victory of the Lord JESUS over all His enemies and the vindication as well as the culmination of the wrath of GOD against all His opponents.
Revelation 17:6 (b) This blood represents the death of multitudes who have been slain by this wicked church under the guise of serving GOD. That evil monster, the apostate church, was and is responsible for the death of many thousands of true believers who were burned at the stake, tortured in cages, torn by the rack, and otherwise killed by extremely cruel means. This church reveled in this carnage, and still rejoices in every opportunity to injure and destroy true believers in the Lord JESUS CHRIST. (See also Revelation 18:24).
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Blood, Avenger of
See AVENGER.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Blood
The blood of man is claimed by God; for the 'life is in the blood;' 'the blood is the life.' It therefore must not be eaten; if not offered in sacrifice it must be 'poured upon the earth as water.' "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." The blood also maketh atonement for the soul: it must be poured out upon the altar. Genesis 9:4-6 ; Leviticus 17:10-14 ; Deuteronomy 12:23-25 ; Acts 15:29 . In the O.T. dispensation everything in the tabernacle, the priests and their dresses were purged and sanctified by blood, everything being sprinkled with blood, including the book of the law and the people. Hebrews 9:18,21 . This was typical of the blood of the Lord Jesus, which has accomplished everything for the Christian: with His blood He 'purchased' us, Acts 20:28 ; 'justified' us, Romans 5:9 ; 'redeemed,' Ephesians 1:7 ; 'sanctified,' Hebrews 13:12 ; 'cleanseth us from all sin,' 1 John 1:7 ; etc.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Blood
Dâm (דָּם, Strong's #1818), “blood.” This is a common Semitic word with cognates in all the Semitic languages. Biblical Hebrew attests it about 360 times and in all periods.Dâm is used to denote the “blood” of animals, birds, and men (never of fish). In Gen. 9:4, “blood” is synonymous with “life”: “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” The high value of life as a gift of God led to the prohibition against eating “blood”: “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood” (Lev. 3:17). Only infrequently does this word mean “blood-red,” a color: “And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side as red as blood” (2 Kings 3:22). In two passages, dâm represents “wine”: “He washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes” (Gen. 49:11; cf. Deut. 32:14).
Dâm bears several nuances. First, it can mean “blood shed by violence”: “So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein …” (Num. 35:33). Thus it can mean “death”: “So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee” (Ezek. 5:17).
Next, dâm may connote an act by which a human life is taken, or blood is shed: “If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood [1] …” (Deut. 17:8). To “shed blood” is to commit murder: “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed …” (Gen. 9:6). The second occurrence here means that the murderer shall suffer capital punishment. In other places, the phrase “to shed blood” refers to a non-ritualistic slaughter of an animal: “What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb … in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp, and bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the Lord before the tabernacle of the Lord; blood [2] shall be imputed unto that man” (Lev. 17:3-4).
In judicial language, “to stand against one’s blood” means to stand before a court and against the accused as a plaintiff, witness, or judge: “Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood [3] of thy neighbor …” (Lev. 19:16). The phrase, “his blood be on his head,” signifies that the guilt and punishment for a violent act shall be on the perpetrator: “For everyone that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood [2] shall be upon him” (Lev. 20:9). This phrase bears the added overtone that those who execute the punishment by killing the guilty party are not guilty of murder. So here “blood” means responsibility for one’s dead: “And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him” (Josh. 2:19).
Animal blood could take the place of a sinner’s blood in atoning (covering) for sin: “For it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul” (Lev. 17:11). Adam’s sin merited death and brought death on all his posterity (Rom. 5:12); so the offering of an animal in substitution not only typified the payment of that penalty, but it symbolized that the perfect offering would bring life for Adam and all others represented by the sacrifice (Heb. 10:4). The animal sacrifice prefigured and typologically represented the blood of Christ, who made the great and only effective substitutionary atonement, and whose offering was the only offering that gained life for those whom He represented. The shedding of His “blood” seals the covenant of life between God and man (Matt. 26:28).
Whyte's Dictionary of Bible Characters - the Woman With the Issue of Blood
OUR Lord was on His way to raise the ruler's little daughter from the dead. Now, this woman who overtook Him on the way was not actually dead like the ruler's little daughter, but she often wished she was, for she was worse than dead. She had tried everything for her deadly disease. There was not a physician far nor near that she had not consulted as to whether he could cure her. She had spent all her living upon physicians, till, today, she is beside herself with downright despair. And so am I. I am not dead, but I often wish I were. For I, too, am all my life sick to death. And I have tried everything. Every preacher, every author, every discipline, every medicine of the soul. And I am worse tonight than ever I was. I am in a strait betwixt two. I love my work more than ever. I love my family more than ever. No man ever loved his family more than Martin Luther did, but all the time he told his hearers who had head enough and heart enough to understand him, that he had no real joy in his children because of his sin. And I, for one, am exactly like Luther in that.
But to return to the text. "And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered but rather worse-when she heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched the hem of His garment. For she said within herself, If I may but touch His clothes I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her plague." Well, blood is blood; and blood is bad enough; but blood at its worst is not sin. Sin is Sin. Sin has no fellow. Sin has no second, unless it is death and hell. Sin tries Christ Himself to His utmost, as this woman's bloody issue tried and found wanting all the best physicians in all the cities round about. Christ could cure a twelve year old issue of blood incidentally, and just by the way, as we say; ere ever He was aware He had healed that woman of her blood, but not for all her remaining life of her sin. All her days, you may depend upon it, she was nothing better of her sin, but rather worse. None of the three evangelists tell it, but it is as true as if they had all told it in the same words. She followed Him about with her sin wherever He went. She went up to Jerusalem after Him with her sin. She was one of the women who were beholding afar off when He died on the tree for her sin. She often went out all her days to the Garden of Gethsemane, and lay all night on her face because of her sin. And sometimes at a passover season, and such like, she felt in herself as if she was going to be healed this time; but, before the sun set, she was worse with her secret sinfulness than ever. And, till her innermost soul ran pure sin day and night, and would not be staunched of heaven or earth. And all that is our own very exact case to a scriptural parable. Long after we have sold all to win Christ; long after He has begun at times to shed abroad all that He has promised to shed abroad in our heart; long after that we will still be nothing better, but infinitely far worse. One stolen touch was sufficient for an issue of blood; but a long and close lifetime of absolute clasp of Christ will not heal us of our sin. Oh, the malice of sin! Oh, the height, and the depth, and the hold, and the absolute incurableness, of sin! Only, with all that we must not despair. We must not go back. We must not give over. Even if it is incurable, let us not say so. It is; but let us not say it even within ourselves. Let us be like this bleeding woman. Tonight, put out your hand and touch Christ. Never mind the gaping crowd pressing behind and before on Him and on you. They are nothing to you, and you are nobody to them. Never mind what they do, or do not do. They are not bleeding to death like you, and they are no rule to you. They did not come up here tonight on your errand. You are as good as dead, and this may be your last chance of Christ. Make a grasp at Him. Make a great grasp, however unceremonious and desperate, at the hem of His garment. Actually stretch out your hand where you now sit, and the stretch of your hand will sacramentally help your heart. Never mind the people in the same seat staring at you, and thinking you are mad. So you are, and you need not sit and look as if you were not. Never mind that you have not all your days till tonight so much as once touched Christ by faith. This woman had suffered enough to drive her beside herself for twelve years before she ever thought of the hem of His garment, and she went home that night healed of her plague. Press through, and grasp tight, and hold fast till you hear Him say, 'Somebody is detaining me.' And till you go home laughing in your guilty heart at your new-found peace and strength and joy. What a power you have, O sinner, and what an opportunity! "Somebody hath touched Me; for I perceive that virtue has gone out of Me."
And then, if you succeed in touching Him tonight, you must not do that once for all, and never again. You must touch Him every day; and if you will not call me extravagant, and carried away, I will say-Do the same thing every hour and every moment of the week. One thing all the week is needful. And that is to keep that hem firm in your hand. Even when you feel completely disenchanted of this scripture and this night and this house; even when you feel shame as you look back at your intensity tonight; even when you feel that this woman, and Christ, and this church, and the present preacher are all a piece of the same entire dream-still grope after His garment. Believe in Him and in His garment. Keep believing and keep praying when no one knows. Lift up your heart to Him even in the press of business, and among the cumber of the house, and week-day and all. And He will let down into your hand the hem of His High Priestly garment, all tingling with bells, and all laden with pomegranates, and all shining with strength and with beauty. And when again your evil heart runs with envy, and anger, and pride, and ill-will, and unkindness, and all the rest of the bad blood of hell,-all that the more grasp you at Him and at His garment. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard, that went down to the skirts of his garment: His grace and His Salvation, that is. Here love runs down, and here joy in your neighbour's joy, and here sweetness of temper, and here humility of mind, and here goodwill, and here attraction to people, and here brotherly kindness, and all the rest of that holy oil.
The healing of His seamless dressIs by our beds of pain;We touch Him in life's throng and press,And we are whole again.Now, why was it, did you ever think, that when our Lord healed so thoroughly this woman's sick body, He did not in an equally immediate, and in an equally thorough way, heal her far more sick soul? Why did He stop short at her blood? Why did He not work a far better cure on her sin? Was it because she was not sick of sin? Was it because she had not come, with all those twelve years, to know the plague of her own heart? Or was it because He did not come the first time to this world with a full salvation? Or was it, and is it, because sin is such a mystery of iniquity that it takes not only both His first and His second comings to heal our souls of sin; but long time, and great labour, and great pain, and great faith, and great prayer on our part also, before even His Divine power can perform and pronounce a perfect cure? Yes, that is it. Be sure that it is. Even if this woman had come on a very much better errand than she did come; and with a far better kind of faith and love; even had she come as David and Paul and Luther came all their days; she would only have gone home to a more horrible pit in her own heart than ever, and to a more corrupt and abominable and burdensome body of death than ever, and to a loneliness that the happiest home in Canaan could not have comforted; to a lifelong death indeed, of which her twelve years' issue of blood was but a far off and feeble emblem. Did you ever read Richard Baxter's Reasons why the Rest that remains for the people of God is never entered on and enjoyed here? What a splendid debate that seraphic preacher holds with all those saints of God whose hearts are broken continually with an unalleviable pain and with an insatiable hunger after holiness. What depths, both in God and man, Baxter sounds on that great subject, and what heights he scales! O my brethren, be pleaded with to read almost exclusively the books that are pertinent to your sinful and immortal souls-such as The Saint's Rest. Listen to the great saints as they come together to tell and to hear from one another what God has done for their souls. And O, as many of you as are torn to pieces every day with the torture of sin, as well as covered with inward shame at the degradation and pollution of sin, keep yourselves in life by hope. You are saved by hope. Keep every day numbering your days, and forecasting that Great Day on which Christ shall come to you and shall make you perfect as He and His Father are perfect. Give reins to your imagination and think,-all sin for ever gone! Think of that! All sin gone clean out of your sinful heart for ever! I cannot believe it possible. All things are possible to me but that. I, for one, will not be the same man, if ever that crowning work of Omnipotence is wrought in me. I will not know myself, that it is myself. Now, nothing but sin and misery; and then, nothing but love, and holiness, and unspeakable blessedness. This horrible and loathsome incubus, myself, for ever cast off, and for ever cast down into the depths of hell, never to come up again. And I set free from myself for ever, and admitted to the New Jerusalem to walk with Christ and with His saints, in all the holiness and all the beauty of the Divine Nature! "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned. What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? These are they which came out of great tribulation. And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes. And there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said to me: These things are true and faithful."
Webster's Dictionary - Dragon's Blood
Alt. of Dragon's tail
Webster's Dictionary - Half Blood
(1):
(n.) A person so related to another.
(2):
(n.) A person whose father and mother are of different races; a half-breed.
(3):
The relation between persons born of the same father or of the same mother, but not of both; as, a brother or sister of the half blood. See Blood, n., 2 and 4.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ascent of Blood
ASCENT OF BLOOD ( Joshua 15:7 , RV [1] ‘ascent of Adummim’). The steep road from Jericho to Jerusalem, so called, according to Jerome, from the deeds of the brigands who infested t (cf. Luke 10:30 ); but see Adummim.
David Smith.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Blood
1. Meaning of the term.-Among its simplest designations, ‘blood’ represents the blood which flows From wounds in the body (Acts 22:20); the extremity of human endurance of evil (Hebrews 12:4). The phrase ‘flesh and blood’ signifies the lower sensuous nature (1 Corinthians 15:50; cf. Matthew 16:17); any one whatever (Galatians 1:16); the substantial basis of human life (Hebrews 9:12-14,); and human power antagonistic to the gospel (Ephesians 6:12). Thus ‘blood’ may symbolize any aspect of human life inferior to that of the ‘spirit.’
2. Origin.-The meaning of the term is derived from OT usage, as in St. Peter’s reference to the portents of the Day of the Lord, quoting Joel’s words, ‘blood … the moon [1] blood’ (Acts 2:19-20; cf. Joel 2:30-31). The same usage together with dependence on the story of the plagues in Egypt appears in Rev. (Revelation 6:12; Revelation 8:7; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 11:6; Revelation 16:3-4). Blood thus represents the greatness, awfulness, and finality of the Divine judgment, by which either a wicked condition is simply brought to an end (cf. also Revelation 19:13), or a temporary dispensation gives place to the last age of human earthly existence in the fulfilment of God’s purpose.
3. Usage.-(1) The word is related to Jewish ordinances. Among the prohibitions put forth by the council at Jerusalem was one enjoining abstinence from blood (Acts 15:20-29; Acts 21:25; cf. Leviticus 3:17). The reason for the edict was doubtless that assigned for the earlier restriction, that ‘the life of all flesh is in the blood’ (Leviticus 17:14). (2) Blood further symbolizes the life violently taken (Acts 1:19; Acts 22:20, Exodus 24:6-8 Revelation 16:5), for which the murderer is responsible (Acts 5:28, Revelation 17:6; Revelation 18:24), and liable to the just judgment of God (Revelation 6:10; Revelation 19:2), perhaps, in poetic justice, a punishment like the crime (cf. Revelation 14:20). It may also signify the unpitying violence with which men treat their fellows (Romans 3:15). (3) In his denunciation that blood shall be upon one’s own head, St. Paul meant that the Corinthians who had refused belief in the gospel were both responsible for their rejection and exposed to God’s judgment against them (Acts 18:6; cf. Acts 5:26, 2 Samuel 1:16, Matthew 27:25). In like manner one might be ‘guilty of the … blood of Christ’ (1 Corinthians 11:27). (4) Blood represents the life of men capable of redemption, for which any herald of the gospel is responsible and of which he may be found guilty if he fails in his duty as a preacher of Christ (Acts 20:26). (5) It signifies the life given up for an atonement, both as presented to God and as having reconciling virtue for men (Hebrews 9:7; Hebrews 10:4; Hebrews 10:18-22; Hebrews 13:11 f.; Hebrews 13:20 f.).
4. The term used in connexion with the work of Christ.-The most important uses of the word centre in the work of Christ. In the Epistle to the Romans the reference to blood involves its relation on the one hand to the sacrificial-offering, on the other hand to the sin-offering, wherein it appears that the sacrificial is the sin-offering. In other letters of St. Paul the references to blood are incidental and determined by the particular feature of redemption in the mind of the Apostle at the moment. In the Epistle to the Hebrews the meaning of the word is derived from the analogy of the OT Scriptures, which in a very inadequate manner prefigured the offering which Christ made of Himself. Revelation is dominated by the OT usage of the word and is in a large degree influenced by prophetic language, although the common note of redemption through the blood of Christ is heard here also. As related to the work of Christ, then, the apostolic teaching concerning blood involves the following specific features: (a) It is connected with sacrifices, as that of the Day of Atonement (Romans 3:25, Hebrews 9:7 ff.), by means of which the relation of men to God, and indeed of God to men (cf. Romans 5:10), broken by sin, is restored by the death of Christ. According to the Epistle to the Hebrews, while the animal sacrifices as such were irrational, destitute of personal consent, intermittent, incapable of purifying, spiritual efficacy (Hebrews 10:4), this lack was more than set off by the blood of Christ, (b) As in the Old Dispensation all persons ministering at the altar, utensils of service and worship, and means of approach to God were cleansed with blood as a medium of purification (cf., however, Leviticus 5:11 ff.), so the blood of Christ signifies that all that which pertains to salvation in the heavenly sanctuary into which both He and His followers enter has been for ever purified in His blood (Hebrews 9:22 ff.). It is as if the author of the Hebrews conceived of sin as having penetrated and defiled even the unseen heavenly world, which therefore needed to be set free from contamination and made holy in the same way as things belonging to the earthly tabernacle. (c) It is the sign and pledge of Christ’s free surrender of Himself to His atoning death (Revelation 8:6 Revelation 1:5), and symbolizes the experience through which Jesus must pass on His way to perfected communion with God and the final stage of His mediatorial agency (Hebrews 10:19; Hebrews 13:12, 1 John 5:6-8; cf. 1 Corinthians 15:28, Revelation 19:13). (d) The blood is also the means for the ratification of the New Covenant (1 Corinthians 11:25, Hebrews 9:15-20; Hebrews 10:29; Hebrews 13:20; cf. Matthew 26:28, Romans 3:15,). It could not but be that a ceremony, the meaning of which was so deeply embedded in the religions experience of the race, and which was so well fitted to symbolize the solemn consecration to mutual obligations, should find its significance completely expressed in the blood of Christ through which God would reunite Himself in even more spiritual bonds to the lives of Christ’s followers. (e) the blood is represented as the purchase price of deliverance from sin (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, 1 Peter 1:19, Revelation 5:9; cf. Hebrews 9:22). The vivid imagery of this word receives nowhere a closer definition; its force lies in its suggestion of one aspect of the experience of the man who passes from the consciousness of the bondage of sin to the joyful freedom of forgiveness. (f) Hence the word is associated with forgiveness of sins. As a sacrificial offering Christ was at the same time a sin-offering (Romans 3:25; Romans 5:9, Hebrews 9:12), and as such His offering has expiatory efficacy. (g) By His blood as our High Priest He enters into the presence of God on our behalf (Hebrews 9:12-24; Hebrews 10:19), there both perfectly realizing fellowship with God for Himself and carrying forward His mediatorial work. (h) The blood has efficacy in the actual life of believers, disclosing its energy in their progressive personal sanctification (Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:19; Hebrews 12:24, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 John 1:7, Revelation 1:5; Revelation 7:14), and in the power which it confers on thorn to overcome that which resists the Christian aim from without (Revelation 12:11). (i) Blood is also a symbol of the inner fellowship of believers with one another and with God-the reference is social (1 Corinthians 10:16, Hebrews 13:12).
Looking back over this subject as a whole, it is evident that the apostolic writers do not let their attention rest on blood as such, but only on blood as it is a vehicle and symbol of life. For the blood represents the life, even if this is taken by violence. Christ’s blood freely given, with the sole aim of recovering men in sin to fellowship with God and to their Divine destination as children of God. The efficacy of the life of Christ thus given is continuous from the unseen world and in the purpose of God. Thus the blood which flowed once for all is not of transitory worth, but is endowed with the energy perpetually to create new redemptive personal and social values-it is eternal.
Literature.-B. F. Westcott, The Epistle of St. John, 1883, ‘Additional note on i. 7:1,’ p. 34ff., also The Epistle to the Hebrews, 1889, note ‘On the Use at the term “Blood” in the Epistle,’ p. 293f.; W. Sanday and A. C. Headlam, The Epistle to the Romans 5 (International Critical Commentary , 1902), p. 91ff.
C. A. Beckwith.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Blood And Water
BLOOD AND WATER (John 19:31-37).—When the soldier, whom tradition names Longinus,* [1]. Cf. ‘Aug.’ Manual. xxiii: ‘Longinus aperuit mihi latus Christi lancea, et ego intravi et ibi requiesco securus.’ The name is probably derived from λόγχη, ‘spear.’] to make sure that He was really dead, drove his spear into the side of Jesus on the cross (see Crucifixion), a strange thing happened. On being withdrawn the spear was followed by a gush of blood and water. It was a singular phenomenon. The Fathers regarded it as a miracle,† [2] but St. John does not venture on an opinion. He neither attempts to account for it nor pronounces it a miracle, but contents himself with solemnly asseverating that he had witnessed it, and could vouch for its actual occurrence. He felt the wonder of it to the last (cf. 1 John 5:6-8).
Medical science has confirmed his testimony, and furnished an explanation which at once defines the phenomenon as a perfectly natural occurrence, and reveals somewhat of the awfulness of our Lord’s Passion. During His dread and mysterious dereliction on the cross (see Dereliction) His heart swelled until it burst, and the blood was ‘effused into the distended sac of the pericardium, and afterwards separated, as is usual with extravasated blood, into these two parts, viz. (1) crassamentum or red clot, and (2) watery serum.’ When the distended sac was pierced from beneath, it discharged ‘its sanguineous contents in the form of red clots of blood and a stream of watery serum, exactly corresponding to the description given by the sacred narrative, “and forthwith came there out blood and water.” ’‡ [3] Jesus died literally of a broken heart—of ‘agony of mind, producing rupture of the heart.’
It was a favourite idea with the Fathers that the Water and the Blood were symbolic of the Sacraments. St. Augustine, following the v.l. ἤνοιξε for ἔνυξε in v. 34, comments (in Joan Ev. Tract. cxx. § 2): ‘Vigilanti verbo Evangelista usus est, ut non diceret, Latus ejus percussit, aut vulneravit, aut quid alind; sed, aperuit: ut illis quodammodo vitae ostium panderetur, unde Sacramenta Ecclesiae manaverunt, sine quibus ad vitam quae vera vita est, non intratur.’ Cf. Chrysost. in Joan. lxxxiv: οὐχ ἁπλῶς οὐδὲ ὠς ἔτυχεν αὖται ἐξῆλθον αἱ πηγαὶ, άλλʼ ἑπειδὴ ἐξ ἀμφοτέρων ἠ ἐκκλησία συνέστηκε. καὶ ἴσασιν οἱ μυσταγωγούμενοι, διʼ ὕδατος μὲν ἀναγεννώμενοι διʼ αἵματος δὲ καὶ σαρκὸς τρεφόμενοι. ἀρχὴν λαμβἁνει τὰ μυστήρια, ἴνʼ ὅταν προσίῃς τῷ φρικτῷ ποτηρίῳ, ὠς ἀπʼ αὐτῆς πίνων τῆς πλευρᾶς οὔτω προσίῃς.
Literature.—Besides the Comm. consult S. J. Andrews, Life of Our Lord upon the Earth, 566–569.
David Smith.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Field of Blood
See Akeldama.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Blood
Blood. The blood of an animal is declared to be "the life" of it. Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:11. And hence God may be said to have reserved it to himself; it was not to be eaten; it was that by which sacrificial atonement was made; all the cleansings of the law being by the shedding and sprinkling of blood. Hebrews 9:18-22. In this respect it had a typical meaning. The blood-shedding of the Mosaic victims prefigured that greater and more efficacious blood-shedding, when Christ gave his life for mankind, Matthew 20:28; 1 John 3:16; so that his blood "cleanseth from all sin." 1 John 1:7. Further, when blood was shed wantonly, a curse was incurred. The blood of a bird or animal was to be poured upon the ground and covered up, Leviticus 17:13; and the blood of a man cried for vengeance against the murderer. Genesis 4:10-11. Hence the command to Noah that a murderer must be put to death, Genesis 9:6, a command sanctioned in the Mosaic legislation, Numbers 35:30-31; Numbers 35:33, a command which it would be hard to prove not intended to be binding as an universal law upon the world. And, if any one was slain, and the slayer could not be found, the nearest city was to make an atonement. Deuteronomy 21:1-9. In the earlier law it is written, "Surely your blood of your lives will I require... At the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Genesis 9:5-6. In the Lord's Supper we are reminded of Christ's giving his life for us. He said: "This cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you." Luke 22:20; Mark 14:24. Our ascription of praise is: "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood." See Sacrifice.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Blood
Beside its proper sense, the fluid of the veins of men and animals, the term in Scripture is used,
1. For life. "God will require the blood of a man," he will punish murder in what manner soever committed. "His blood be upon us," let the guilt of his death be imputed to us. "The voice of thy brother's blood crieth;" the murder committed on him crieth for vengeance. "The avenger of blood;"
he who is to avenge the death of his relative, Numbers 35:24 ; Numbers 35:27 .
2. Blood means relationship, or consanguinity.
3. Flesh and blood are placed in opposition to a superior nature: "Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven,"
Matthew 16:17 .
4. They are also opposed to the glorified body; "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God," 1 Corinthians 15:50 .
5. They are opposed also to evil spirits: "We wrestle not against flesh and blood," against visible enemies composed of flesh and blood, "but against principalities and powers," &c, Ephesians 6:12 .
6. Wine is called the pure blood of the grape: "Judah shall wash his garments in the blood of the grape," Genesis 49:11 ; Deuteronomy 32:14 .
7. The priests were established by God to judge between blood and blood; that is, in criminal matters, and where the life of man is at stake;—to determine whether the murder be casual, or voluntary; whether a crime deserve death, or admit of remission, &c.
8. In its most eminent sense blood is used for the sacrificial death of Christ; whose blood or death is the price of our salvation. His blood has "purchased the church," Acts 20:28 . "We are justified by his blood,"
Romans 5:9 "We have redemption through his blood," Ephesians 1:7 , &c. See ATONEMENT .
That singular and emphatic prohibition of blood for food from the earliest times, which we find in the Holy Scriptures, deserves particular attention. God expressly forbade the eating of blood alone, or of blood mixed with the flesh of animals, as when any creature was suffocated, or strangled, or killed without drawing its blood from the carcass. For when the grant of animal food was made to Noah, in those comprehensive words, "Even as the green herb have I given you all things," it was added, "but flesh with the life thereof, namely, its blood, ye shall not eat" Genesis 9:4 . And when the law was given to the children of Israel, we find the prohibition against the eating of blood still more explicitly enforced, both upon Jews and Gentiles, in the following words, "Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people: for the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul,"
Leviticus 17:10-11 . And to cut off all possibility of mistake upon this particular point, it is added: "Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood; and whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof and cover it with dust, for it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof; therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof; whosoever eateth it shall be cut off," Leviticus 17:12-14 . This restraint, than which nothing can be more express, was also, under the new covenant, enjoined upon believing Gentiles, as "a burden" which "it seemed necessary to the Holy Spirit to impose upon them," Acts 15:28-29 . For this prohibition no moral reason seems capable of being offered; nor does it clearly appear that blood is an unwholesome aliment, which some think was the physical reason of its being inhibited; and if, in fact, blood is deleterious as food, there seems no greater reason why this should be pointed out by special revelation to man, to guard him against injury, than many other unwholesome ailments. There is little force in the remark, that the eating of blood produces a ferocious disposition; for those nations that eat strangled things, or blood cooked with other ailments, do not exhibit more ferocity than others. The true reason was, no doubt, a sacrificial one. When animals were granted to Noah for food, the blood was reserved; and when the same law was reenacted among the Israelites, the original prohibition is repeated, with an explanation which at once shows the original ground upon which it rested: "I have given it upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls." From this "additional reason," as it has been called, it has been argued, that the doctrine of the atoning power of blood was new, and was, then, for the first time, announced by Moses, or the same cause for the prohibition would have been assigned to Noah. To this we may reply,
1. That unless the same reason be supposed as the ground of the prohibition of blood to Noah, as that given by Moses to the Jews, no reason at all can be conceived for this restraint being put upon the appetite of mankind from Noah to Moses; and yet we have a prohibition of a most solemn kind, which in itself could have no reason, enjoined without any external reason being either given or conceivable.
2. That it is a mistake to suppose that the declaration of Moses to the Jews, that God had "given them the blood for an atonement," is an "additional reason" for the interdict, not to be found in the original prohibition to Noah. The whole passage occurs in Leviticus 17; and the great reason there given of the prohibition of blood is, that it is "the life;" and what follows respecting "atonement," is exegetical of this reason;—the life is in the blood, and the blood or life is given as an atonement. Now, by turning to the original prohibition in Genesis, we find that precisely the same reason is given: "But the flesh with the blood, which is the life thereof, shall ye not eat." The reason, then, being the same, the question is, whether the exegesis added by Moses must not necessarily be understood in the general reason given for the restraint to Noah. Blood is prohibited because it is the life; and Moses adds, that it is "the blood," or life, "which makes atonement." Let any one attempt to discover any reason for the prohibition of blood to Noah, in the mere circumstance that it is "the life," and he will find it impossible. It is no reason at all, moral or instituted, except that as it was LIFE SUBSTITUTED FOR LIFE, the life of the animal in sacrifice for the life of man, and that, therefore, blood had a sacred appropriation. The manner, too, in which Moses introduces the subject, is indicative that, though he was renewing a prohibition, he was not publishing a new doctrine; he does not teach his people that God had then given, or appointed, blood to make atonement; but he prohibits them from eating it, because he had already made this appointment, without reference to time, and as a subject with which they were familiar. Because the blood was the life, it was sprinkled upon, and poured out at, the altar: and we have in the sacrifice of the paschal lamb, and the sprinkling of its blood, a sufficient proof that, before the giving of the law, not only was blood not eaten, but was appropriated to a sacred sacrificial purpose. Nor was this confined to the Jews; it was customary with the Romans and Greeks, who, in like manner, poured out and sprinkled the blood of victims at their altars; a rite derived, probably, from the Egyptians, who deduced it, not from Moses, but from the sons of Noah. The notion, indeed, that the blood of the victims was peculiarly sacred to the gods, is impressed upon all ancient Pagan mythology.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Avenger of Blood
He who prosecuted the man-slayer under the law was called the avenger of blood, and had a right to slay the person, if he found him without a city of refuge. See GOEL .
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Blood
A — 1: αἷμα (Strong's #129 — Noun Masculine — haima — hah'ee-mah ) (hence Eng., prefix haem,), besides its natural meaning, stands, (a) in conjunction with sarx, "flesh," "flesh and blood," Matthew 16:17 ; 1 Corinthians 15:50 ; Galatians 1:16 ; the original has the opposite order, blood and flesh, in Ephesians 6:12 ; Hebrews 2:14 ; this phrase signifies, by synecdoche, "man, human beings." It stresses the limitations of humanity; the two are essential elements in man's physical being; "the life of the flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 ; (b) for human generation, John 1:13 ; (c) for "blood" shed by violence, e.g., Matthew 23:35 ; Revelation 17:6 ; (d) for the "blood" of sacrificial victims, e.g., Hebrews 9:7 ; of the "blood" of Christ, which betokens His death by the shedding of His "blood" in expiatory sacrifice; to drink His "blood" is to appropriate the saving effects of His expiatory death, John 6:53 . As "the life of the flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 , and was forfeited by sin, life eternal can be imparted only by the expiation made, in the giving up of the life by the sinless Savior.
A — 2: αἱματεκχυσία (Strong's #130 — Noun Feminine — haimatekchusia — hahee-mat-ek-khoo-see'-ah ) denotes "shedding of blood," Hebrews 9:22 (haima, "blood," ekchuno, "to pour out, shed").
B — 1: αἱμορροέω (Strong's #131 — Verb — haimorrhoeo — hahee-mor-hreh'-o ) from haima, "blood," rheo, "to flow" (Eng., "hemorrhage"), signifies "to suffer from a flow of blood," Matthew 9:20 .
Notes: (1) In Mark 5:25 ; Luke 8:43 , different constructions are used, the translations respectively being "having a flowing of blood" and "being in (i.e., with) a flowing of blood."
(2) In Acts 17:26 (RV, "of one;" AV, "of one blood"), the most authentic mss. do not contain the noun haima, "blood." So with the phrase "through His blood," in Colossians 1:14 .
(3) For "bloody flux" in Acts 28:8 , AV, see DYSENTERY (RV).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood (Ruma)
A branch of the congregation founded at Gurtweil, Baden in 1857 under the direction of Father Herman Kessler. In America Mother Clementine, mistress of novices, established in 1876 a novitiate in the diocese of Bishop Baltes (Ruma, Illinois). This branch includes academies, hospitals, an orphanage, a working girls' home, and mission schools, in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, and in the dioceses of Belleville, Concordia, El Paso, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Saint Joseph, Springfield, and Wichita. The general mother-house is at Rome, the provincial mother-house at Ruma.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood
A cloistered contemplative order, founded at Saint Hyacinthe, Canada in 1861 by Aurelie Caouette, in religion Mother Catherine-Gurelie of the Precious Blood, with the cooperation of Monsignor Joseph La Rocque. The sisters maintain perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and conduct retreats. The institute subsists on alms and the dowries of choir sisters. Each convent has its own novitiate and is independent in government, but new foundations are made from the mother-house at Saint Hyacinthe. The order has houses in Canada, the United States, Cuba, Italy, and China.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Scapular of the Precious Blood
Badge of the Confraternity of the Precious Blood. Priests who can receive the faithful into the Confraternity of the Precious Blood have also the faculty of blessing and investing these with this red scapular (or a red girdle). No special indulgences are connected with the wearing of this scapular, and the wearing of it is left optional to the members of the confraternity. It is red, and one part usuallly bears a picture of the chalice with the Precious Blood adored by angels; the other segment which hangs at the back is simply a smaller portion of red cloth.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (o'Fallon)
Established in 1875 in Saint Charles County, Missouri on completion of Saint Mary's Institute as the mother-house and novitiate for members expelled from Germany by the Kulturkampf and their sisters in America. It was incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri in 1878. In 1910 their Rule was revised. The institute has parochial schools and an academy in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis and the dioceses of Lincoln, Omaha, Springfield, and Saint Joseph. The mother-house is still at O'Fallon.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood (Gurtwe
Founded in 1857 under the direction of Father Herman Kessler at Gurtweil, Germany, to care for destitute children and to train religious teachers. Schools and academies were subsequently opened and in 1870 a number of the sisters came to America and were established in what was then the Diocese of Alton, Illinois and later in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. From the Alton community the O'Fallon and Ruma branches were founded. The sisters have 10 houses, including schools and one home for the aged in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis and the dioceses of Harrisburg and Fort Wayne. The mother-house is at Columbia, Pennsylvania.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Precious Blood (Maria Stein)
Founded in Grisons, Switzerland in 1833 by Maria Anna Brunner and her son, Father Francis de Sales Brunner, with Rule based on that of Saint Benedict; revised in 1886. Through the congregation of Priests of the Precious Blood, to which they were affiliated, the sisters were enabled to make a permanent foundation in America at New Riegel, Ohio, and in 1886 they became an independent community. They have been identified as the "Maria Stein" community of Sisters of the Precious Blood from the location, for some years, of their mother-house at Maria Stein, Ohio. The present mother-house is at Salem Heights, Dayton, Ohio. The sisters conduct schools (boarding and day), a sanitarium, orphanages, and a home for the aged, in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and the dioceses of Cleveland, Fort Wayne, Kansas City, Monterey-Fresno, Saint Joseph, Toledo, and Tucson.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Blood
The life of all animals was regarded as especially in the blood, which was a sacred and essential part of the sacrifices offered to God, Hebrews 9:22 . It was solemnly sprinkled upon the altar and the mercy seat, "for it is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul," Leviticus 17:1-16 the life of the victim for the life of the sinner. It was therefore most sacredly associated with the blood of the Lamb of God which "cleanseth us from all sin," Ephesians 1:7 1 John 1:7 . Hence the strict prohibition renewed in Acts 15:29 . In direct opposition to this are the heathen customs of drinking the blood of animals and even of men- of eating raw flesh, with the blood, and even fresh cut from the living animal, 1 Samuel 14:32 Psalm 16:4 Ezekiel 33:25 .
Besides the ordinary meaning of the word blood, it often signifies the guilt of murder, 2 Samuel 3:28 Acts 27:25 ; also relationship or consanguinity. "Flesh and blood" are placed in contrast with a spiritual nature, Matthew 16:17 , the glorified body, 1 Corinthians 15:50 , and evil spirits, Ephesians 6:12 . The cause "between blood and blood," Deuteronomy 17:8 , was one where life was depending on the judgment rendered.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Blood-Avenger
The sacredness of human life, and the justice of punishing a murderer by death, are grounded on the fact that man was made in the image of God, Genesis 9:6 . With justice, the passion for revenge often conspired to secure the death of the criminal. Among the Arabs, the nearest male relative of a murdered person was to pursue the homicide until by force or craft he put him to death. The law of Moses expressly forbade the acceptance of any ransom for a life thus forfeited, Numbers 35:31 ; but it interfered between an accused person and his pursuer, by providing a sanctuary-at the altar of God and in the cities of refuge-where the accused might be safe until it was proved that he had committed the act, willfully or accidentally, Joshua 20:6,9 . In the former case, he was at once given up to his pursuer for death, Exodus 1:14 ; 1 Kings 2:29,34 . In the latter case, he might dwell with safety in the city of refuge; but should he go elsewhere before the death of the high priest, he was liable to be slain by the avenger of blood, Numbers 35:25-28 .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Blood, Revenger of
He who avenged the blood of one who had been killed. The nearest relative of the deceased became the authorized avenger of blood. (Numbers 35:19 ) The law of retaliation was not to extend beyond the immediate offender. (24:16; 2 Kings 14:6 ; 2 Chronicles 25:4 ; Jeremiah 31:29,30 ; Ezekiel 18:20 )
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Blood
To blood is ascribed in Scripture the mysterious sacredness which belongs to life, and God reserved it to himself when allowing man the dominion over and the use of the lower animals for food. Thus reserved, it acquires a double power: (1) that of sacrificial atonement; and (2) that of becoming a curse when wantonly shed, unless duly expiated. (Genesis 9:4 ; Leviticus 7:26 ; 17:11-13 )
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Blood
1. Meaning of the term.-Among its simplest designations, ‘blood’ represents the blood which flows From wounds in the body (Acts 22:20); the extremity of human endurance of evil (Hebrews 12:4). The phrase ‘flesh and blood’ signifies the lower sensuous nature (1 Corinthians 15:50; cf. Matthew 16:17); any one whatever (Galatians 1:16); the substantial basis of human life (Hebrews 2:14); and human power antagonistic to the gospel (Ephesians 6:12). Thus ‘blood’ may symbolize any aspect of human life inferior to that of the ‘spirit.’
2. Origin.-The meaning of the term is derived from OT usage, as in St. Peter’s reference to the portents of the Day of the Lord, quoting Joel’s words, ‘blood … the moon [1] blood’ (Acts 2:19-20; cf. Joel 2:30-31). The same usage together with dependence on the story of the plagues in Egypt appears in Rev. (Revelation 6:12; Revelation 8:7; Revelation 8:6; Revelation 11:6; Revelation 16:3-4). Blood thus represents the greatness, awfulness, and finality of the Divine judgment, by which either a wicked condition is simply brought to an end (cf. also Revelation 19:13), or a temporary dispensation gives place to the last age of human earthly existence in the fulfilment of God’s purpose.
3. Usage.-(1) The word is related to Jewish ordinances. Among the prohibitions put forth by the council at Jerusalem was one enjoining abstinence from blood (Acts 15:20-29; Acts 21:25; cf. Leviticus 3:17). The reason for the edict was doubtless that assigned for the earlier restriction, that ‘the life of all flesh is in the blood’ (Leviticus 17:14). (2) Blood further symbolizes the life violently taken (Acts 1:19; Acts 22:20, Romans 3:15, Revelation 16:5), for which the murderer is responsible (Acts 5:28, Revelation 17:6; Revelation 18:24), and liable to the just judgment of God (Revelation 6:10; Revelation 19:2), perhaps, in poetic justice, a punishment like the crime (cf. Revelation 14:20). It may also signify the unpitying violence with which men treat their fellows (Romans 3:15). (3) In his denunciation that blood shall be upon one’s own head, St. Paul meant that the Corinthians who had refused belief in the gospel were both responsible for their rejection and exposed to God’s judgment against them (Acts 18:6; cf. Acts 5:26, 2 Samuel 1:16, Matthew 27:25). In like manner one might be ‘guilty of the … blood of Christ’ (1 Corinthians 11:27). (4) Blood represents the life of men capable of redemption, for which any herald of the gospel is responsible and of which he may be found guilty if he fails in his duty as a preacher of Christ (Acts 20:26). (5) It signifies the life given up for an atonement, both as presented to God and as having reconciling virtue for men (Hebrews 9:7; Hebrews 10:4; Hebrews 10:18-22; Hebrews 13:11 f.; Exodus 24:6-8 f.).
4. The term used in connexion with the work of Christ.-The most important uses of the word centre in the work of Christ. In the Epistle to the Romans the reference to blood involves its relation on the one hand to the sacrificial-offering, on the other hand to the sin-offering, wherein it appears that the sacrificial is the sin-offering. In other letters of St. Paul the references to blood are incidental and determined by the particular feature of redemption in the mind of the Apostle at the moment. In the Epistle to the Hebrews the meaning of the word is derived from the analogy of the OT Scriptures, which in a very inadequate manner prefigured the offering which Christ made of Himself. Revelation is dominated by the OT usage of the word and is in a large degree influenced by prophetic language, although the common note of redemption through the blood of Christ is heard here also. As related to the work of Christ, then, the apostolic teaching concerning blood involves the following specific features: (a) It is connected with sacrifices, as that of the Day of Atonement (Romans 3:25, Hebrews 9:7 ff.), by means of which the relation of men to God, and indeed of God to men (cf. Romans 5:10), broken by sin, is restored by the death of Christ. According to the Epistle to the Hebrews, while the animal sacrifices as such were irrational, destitute of personal consent, intermittent, incapable of purifying, spiritual efficacy (Hebrews 10:4), this lack was more than set off by the blood of Christ, (b) As in the Old Dispensation all persons ministering at the altar, utensils of service and worship, and means of approach to God were cleansed with blood as a medium of purification (cf., however, Leviticus 5:11 ff.), so the blood of Christ signifies that all that which pertains to salvation in the heavenly sanctuary into which both He and His followers enter has been for ever purified in His blood (Hebrews 9:22 ff.). It is as if the author of the Hebrews conceived of sin as having penetrated and defiled even the unseen heavenly world, which therefore needed to be set free from contamination and made holy in the same way as things belonging to the earthly tabernacle. (c) It is the sign and pledge of Christ’s free surrender of Himself to His atoning death (Hebrews 9:12-14, Revelation 1:5), and symbolizes the experience through which Jesus must pass on His way to perfected communion with God and the final stage of His mediatorial agency (Hebrews 10:19; Hebrews 13:12, 1 John 5:6-8; cf. 1 Corinthians 15:28, Revelation 19:13). (d) The blood is also the means for the ratification of the New Covenant (1 Corinthians 11:25, Hebrews 9:15-20; Hebrews 10:29; Hebrews 13:20; cf. Matthew 26:28, Hebrews 13:20). It could not but be that a ceremony, the meaning of which was so deeply embedded in the religions experience of the race, and which was so well fitted to symbolize the solemn consecration to mutual obligations, should find its significance completely expressed in the blood of Christ through which God would reunite Himself in even more spiritual bonds to the lives of Christ’s followers. (e) the blood is represented as the purchase price of deliverance from sin (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, 1 Peter 1:19, Revelation 5:9; cf. Hebrews 9:22). The vivid imagery of this word receives nowhere a closer definition; its force lies in its suggestion of one aspect of the experience of the man who passes from the consciousness of the bondage of sin to the joyful freedom of forgiveness. (f) Hence the word is associated with forgiveness of sins. As a sacrificial offering Christ was at the same time a sin-offering (Romans 3:25; Romans 5:9, Hebrews 9:12), and as such His offering has expiatory efficacy. (g) By His blood as our High Priest He enters into the presence of God on our behalf (Hebrews 9:12-24; Hebrews 10:19), there both perfectly realizing fellowship with God for Himself and carrying forward His mediatorial work. (h) The blood has efficacy in the actual life of believers, disclosing its energy in their progressive personal sanctification (Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:19; Hebrews 12:24, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 John 1:7, Revelation 1:5; Revelation 7:14), and in the power which it confers on thorn to overcome that which resists the Christian aim from without (Revelation 12:11). (i) Blood is also a symbol of the inner fellowship of believers with one another and with God-the reference is social (1 Corinthians 10:16, Hebrews 13:12).
Looking back over this subject as a whole, it is evident that the apostolic writers do not let their attention rest on blood as such, but only on blood as it is a vehicle and symbol of life. For the blood represents the life, even if this is taken by violence. Christ’s blood freely given, with the sole aim of recovering men in sin to fellowship with God and to their Divine destination as children of God. The efficacy of the life of Christ thus given is continuous from the unseen world and in the purpose of God. Thus the blood which flowed once for all is not of transitory worth, but is endowed with the energy perpetually to create new redemptive personal and social values-it is eternal.
Literature.-B. F. Westcott, The Epistle of St. John, 1883, ‘Additional note on i. 7:1,’ p. 34ff., also The Epistle to the Hebrews, 1889, note ‘On the Use at the term “Blood” in the Epistle,’ p. 293f.; W. Sanday and A. C. Headlam, The Epistle to the Romans 5 (International Critical Commentary , 1902), p. 91ff.
C. A. Beckwith.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Price of Blood
PRICE OF BLOOD (τιμὴ αἴματος, Matthew 27:6).—An expression used by the priests of the Temple in reference to the money Judas Iscariot had received for the betrayal of his Master. The thirty pieces of silver were the price of a traitor’s service, and so ultimately the price of a man’s head; and though the priests were willing to take advantage of the dastardly deed by putting the betrayed Man to death, they still regarded with feelings of disgust and abhorrence the money paid for His betrayal. It had been soiled by the hands of a traitor, and associated with blood-guiltiness of a kind that they had no desire to share. They would neither accept it for themselves, when Judas offered to restore it, nor, when flung down in the sanctuary, did they regard it as fit for the holy uses of the Temple. An appropriate use was found for it in the purchase of ground outside the walls for the burial of strangers to Jerusalem. (For the story of Judas’ end, and the divergent account in Acts 1:18-19, see Akeldama, Judas Iscariot).
The reasoning of the Temple priests here has been usually condemned as a piece of pious hypocrisy, implying a display of honourable diffidence that stands in suspicious contrast with their previous dealings with the traitor. If the money was soiled, who was responsible, if not those who had taken it (perhaps directly from the Temple-treasury) and sent it on its dastardly mission? Why should they, who had paid the price of blood, scruple about taking it back? ‘If it was sinful to put back the price of blood in the sacred treasury, how was it any more permissible to take it out?’ (Calvin, NT Com.). This is rather a one-sided judgment. It is true, their manifestation of scrupulous feeling was somewhat belated: it would have become them better to have no dealings whatever with Judas. But we may still give them the credit for the wish to be as little as possible involved in the crime of treachery. In point of fact, people will make use of a traitor who have no love for traitors. In this case the compact made with Judas was very much more dishonourable on his side than on theirs; for they were sworn enemies of Christ, he a professed friend. The priests might believe the money was well spent on their part, though ill gotten on his. The curse of treachery was now associated with it, and would help to intensify their loathing when they spoke of it as the price of blood. It was unhallowed gain; and they could use it only for some purpose less sacred than those connected with the Temple, and in which they themselves had no profit. We may compare with this scruple of the priests the similar feeling manifested by David in a contrasted case (2 Samuel 23:14-17). When the three mighty men at the risk of their lives brought the king a draught of water from the well of Bethlehem, he scrupled to drink it, because it was so closely associated with the blood of the men who had risked their lives to procure it. It had been procured at the price of blood, and he could not use it in the common way. It was hallowed by the sacrifice associated with it, just as the blood-money in Judas’ hands was tainted and defiled by a betrayal equivalent to murder.
Literature.—See under Judas Iscariot, but esp. Ker, Serm. i. 293.
J. Dick Fleming.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Blood
The special significance of blood in the Bible is that it commonly signifies death; not death through natural causes, but death through killing or violence. In the language of the Bible, anyone responsible for the death of another has upon him the blood of the dead person, and the one who executes the guilty avenges the blood of the dead person (Numbers 35:19; 1 Kings 2:32-33; 1 Kings 2:37; Matthew 27:4; Matthew 27:24-25; Acts 5:28; Leviticus 17:10-148; Revelation 17:6). Likewise those who lay down their lives for others are, so to speak, offering their own blood (2 Samuel 23:15-17; Romans 5:6-9).
The life of the flesh
Blood has this special significance because ‘the life of the flesh is in the blood’ (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:11; Deuteronomy 12:23). However, the Bible’s emphasis is not on blood circulating through the body, but on shed blood; not on blood’s chemical properties, but on its symbolic significance. Since blood in the body represents life, shed blood represents life poured out; that is, death.
One of the principles on which Israelite law was based was that all physical life belonged to God and was therefore precious in his sight. This was particularly so in the case of human life, because men and women are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26). Any person who killed another without God’s approval was considered no longer worthy to enjoy God’s gift of life and had to be executed. In this case the executioner was not guilty of wrongdoing, because he was acting with God’s approval. He was carrying out God’s judgment (Genesis 9:5-6). Therefore, until a murderer was punished, the blood of the murdered person cried out for justice (Genesis 4:10; Numbers 35:33; Deuteronomy 19:11-13).
Animal life also belonged to God. God allowed the flesh of animals to be a source of food for human beings, but in the law he set out for Israel, those who took an animal’s life had to acknowledge God as the rightful owner of that life. They took the animal’s life only by God’s permission. Therefore, they poured out the animal’s blood (representing the life that had been taken) either on the altar or on the ground. This was an expression of sacrificial thanks to God for benefits received at the cost of the animal’s life. Any drinking of the blood was strictly forbidden (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:3-7; 1618386571_68; Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 12:15-16; Deuteronomy 12:20-28).
The blood of atonement
Because of this connection between shed blood and life laid down, God gave the blood of sacrificial animals to his people as a way of atonement. Their sin made them guilty before God, and the penalty was death. But God in his mercy provided a way for repentant sinners to come to him and have their sins forgiven, while at the same time the penalty for their sin was carried out. An animal was killed in their place. People received forgiveness through the animal’s blood; that is, through the animal’s death on their behalf (Leviticus 17:11; see ATONEMENT; SACRIFICE).
This symbolic significance of blood was clearly illustrated at the time of the Passover in Egypt. The sprinkling of the blood around the door was a sign that an animal had died in the place of the person who was under judgment. The firstborn was saved through the death of an innocent substitute (Exodus 12:13).
The blood of Christ
Human beings live in a body of flesh that is kept alive by the blood that circulates through it. Therefore, when Jesus became a human being he took upon himself the nature of ‘flesh and blood’ (Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 5:7; cf. Matthew 16:17; Galatians 1:16; Ephesians 6:12). All humankind was, because of sin, under the penalty of death; but when Jesus Christ died on the cross in the sinner’s place, he made salvation possible. He broke the power of sin through his own blood (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:7; Titus 2:14; Revelation 1:5; Revelation 5:9).
In the New Testament the expressions ‘blood of the cross’, ‘blood of Christ’ and ‘death of Christ’ are often used interchangeably (Romans 5:7-9; Ephesians 2:13; Ephesians 2:16; Colossians 1:20; Colossians 1:22). To have life through Christ’s blood means to have life through his death. There is no suggestion of using Christ’s blood in any way that might be likened to the modern practice of a blood transfusion. Christ did not give his blood in the sense of a blood donor who helps overcome some lack in another person. He gave his blood through dying to bear the penalty of sin (Romans 3:24-25; Colossians 1:14; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 1:7). Those who ‘share in Christ’s blood’ share in the benefits of his death through receiving forgiveness of sins and eternal life (John 6:54-58; 1 Corinthians 10:16).
The book of Revelation uses the symbolism of Christ’s blood in relation to the presence in heaven of those killed for the sake of Christ. Yet their fitness to appear in God’s presence is because of Christ’s sacrifice, not theirs. They are cleansed through Christ’s blood. This does not mean that they are washed in blood in the sense that clothes are washed in water, but that they are cleansed from sin through Christ’s atoning death (Revelation 7:14; cf. 1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 1:7).
Under the Old Testament system people’s access to God was limited. Once a year, on the Day of Atonement, the high priest, and he alone, could enter the Most Holy Place, the symbol of God’s presence. Even then, he could enter the divine presence only by taking with him the blood of a sacrificial animal and sprinkling it on and in front of the mercy seat. This blood was a sign of a life laid down in atonement for sin, so that the barrier to God’s presence through sin might be removed (Leviticus 16; Hebrews 9:7; Hebrews 9:25; for details of the ritual see DAY OF ATONEMENT).
But Christ, the great high priest, entered the heavenly presence of God, not with his blood but through his blood. He entered by means of his death. Christ has no need to carry out blood rituals in heaven, for he has already put away sin by the sacrifice of himself (Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:24-26). Just as he entered God’s holy presence through his blood, so his people can have boldness to enter by the same blood. They claim for themselves the benefits of his death (Hebrews 10:19).

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Sanguineous - ) Abounding with Blood; sanguine. ) Of or pertaining to Blood; Bloody; constituting Blood. ) Blood-red; crimson
Blood - Blood, n. If the Blood of an animal is not red, such animal is called exsanguious, or white-blooded the Blood being white, or white tinged with blue. God hath made of one Blood, all nations of the earth. Royal lineage Blood royal as a prince of the Blood. Honorable birth high extraction as a gentleman of Blood. Shall I not require his Blood at your hands? 2 Samuel 4 ...
6. Slaughter murder, or Bloodshedding. I will avenge the Blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu. ...
The voice of thy brother's Blood crieth to me from the ground. Your Blood be upon your own heads. Who were born, not of flesh and Blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Flesh and Blood hath not revealed it to thee,but my Father who is in heaven. A sacramental symbol of the Blood of Christ. This is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for the remission of sins. Being now justified by his Blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. The price of Blood that which is obtained by shedding Blood,and seizing goods. Wo to him that buildeth a town with Blood. Thus to commit an act in cold Blood, is to do it deliberately, and without sudden passion. Warm Blood denotes a temper inflamed or irritated to warm or head the Blood, is to excite the passions. The juice of any thing, especially if red as, "the Blood of grapes. " Genesis 49 Whole Blood. In law, a kinsman of the whole Blood is one who descends from the same couple of ancestors of the half Blood, one who descends from either of them singly, by a second marriage. ...
Blood, To let Blood to bleed by opening a vein. To stain with Blood. To enter to inure to Blood as a hound. To heat the Blood to exasperate
Blood - The Blood of man is claimed by God; for the 'life is in the Blood;' 'the Blood is the life. ' "Whoso sheddeth man's Blood, by man shall his Blood be shed. " The Blood also maketh atonement for the soul: it must be poured out upon the altar. dispensation everything in the tabernacle, the priests and their dresses were purged and sanctified by Blood, everything being sprinkled with Blood, including the book of the law and the people. This was typical of the Blood of the Lord Jesus, which has accomplished everything for the Christian: with His Blood He 'purchased' us, Acts 20:28 ; 'justified' us, Romans 5:9 ; 'redeemed,' Ephesians 1:7 ; 'sanctified,' Hebrews 13:12 ; 'cleanseth us from all sin,' 1 John 1:7 ; etc
Blood - , prefix haem,), besides its natural meaning, stands, (a) in conjunction with sarx, "flesh," "flesh and Blood," Matthew 16:17 ; 1 Corinthians 15:50 ; Galatians 1:16 ; the original has the opposite order, Blood and flesh, in Ephesians 6:12 ; Hebrews 2:14 ; this phrase signifies, by synecdoche, "man, human beings. " It stresses the limitations of humanity; the two are essential elements in man's physical being; "the life of the flesh is in the Blood," Leviticus 17:11 ; (b) for human generation, John 1:13 ; (c) for "blood" shed by violence, e. , Matthew 23:35 ; Revelation 17:6 ; (d) for the "blood" of sacrificial victims, e. , Hebrews 9:7 ; of the "blood" of Christ, which betokens His death by the shedding of His "blood" in expiatory sacrifice; to drink His "blood" is to appropriate the saving effects of His expiatory death, John 6:53 . As "the life of the flesh is in the Blood," Leviticus 17:11 , and was forfeited by sin, life eternal can be imparted only by the expiation made, in the giving up of the life by the sinless Savior. ...
A — 2: αἱματεκχυσία (Strong's #130 — Noun Feminine — haimatekchusia — hahee-mat-ek-khoo-see'-ah ) denotes "shedding of Blood," Hebrews 9:22 (haima, "blood," ekchuno, "to pour out, shed"). ...
B — 1: αἱμορροέω (Strong's #131 — Verb — haimorrhoeo — hahee-mor-hreh'-o ) from haima, "blood," rheo, "to flow" (Eng. , "hemorrhage"), signifies "to suffer from a flow of Blood," Matthew 9:20 . ...
Notes: (1) In Mark 5:25 ; Luke 8:43 , different constructions are used, the translations respectively being "having a flowing of Blood" and "being in (i. , with) a flowing of Blood. " ...
(2) In Acts 17:26 (RV, "of one;" AV, "of one Blood"), the most authentic mss. do not contain the noun haima, "blood. " So with the phrase "through His Blood," in Colossians 1:14 . ...
(3) For "bloody flux" in Acts 28:8 , AV, see DYSENTERY (RV)
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(a. ) Having pure Blood, or a large admixture or pure Blood; of approved breed; of the best stock
Hematosis - ) The arterialization of the Blood in the lungs; the formation of Blood in general; haematogenesis. ) Sanguification; the conversion of chyle into Blood
Bleed - ) To lose, as Blood; to emit or let drop, as sap. ) To issue forth, or drop, as Blood from an incision. ) To let Blood from; to take or draw Blood from, as by opening a vein. ) To withdraw Blood from the body; to let Blood; as, Dr. ) To emit Blood; to lose Blood; to run with Blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose. ) To lose or shed one's Blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence
Tox/Mia - ) Blood poisoning. See under Blood
Sanguine - ) Blood color; red. ) Characterized by abundance and active circulation of Blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament. ) Having the color of Blood; red. ) Anything of a Blood-red color, as cloth. ) Bloodstone. ) To stain with Blood; to impart the color of Blood to; to ensanguine
Diapedesis - ) The passage of the corpuscular elements of the Blood from the Blood vessels into the surrounding tissues, without rupture of the walls of the Blood vessels
Haematoblast - ) One of the very minute, disk-shaped bodies found in Blood with the ordinary red corpuscles and white corpuscles; a third kind of Blood corpuscle, supposed by some to be an early stage in the development of the red corpuscles; - called also Blood plaque, and Blood plate
Hemal - ) Relating to the Blood or Blood vessels; pertaining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the heart and great Blood vessels; - opposed to neural
Manslayer - (See CITIES OF REFUGE; Blood; Blood, AVENGING OF
Vasoconstrictor - ) Causing constriction of the Blood vessels; as, the vasoconstrictor nerves, stimulation of which causes constriction of the Blood vessels to which they go. ) A substance which causes constriction of the Blood vessels. Such substances are used in medicine to raise Blood pressure
Hemorrhage - ) Any discharge of Blood from the Blood vessels
Hemoglobin - ) The normal coloring matter of the red Blood corpuscles of vertebrate animals. In arterial Blood, it is always combined with oxygen, and is then called oxyhemoglobin. See Blood crystal, under Blood
Blood, Avenger of - Blood, AVENGER OF . See Avenger of Blood, and Kin [1]
Sib - ) A Blood relation. ) Related by Blood; akin
Blood - Dâm (דָּם, Strong's #1818), “blood. Dâm is used to denote the “blood” of animals, birds, and men (never of fish). 17:3-49 “blood” is synonymous with “life”: “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the Blood thereof, shall ye not eat. ” The high value of life as a gift of God led to the prohibition against eating “blood”: “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor Blood” ( Blood” (2 Kings 3:22). In two passages, dâm represents “wine”: “He washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the Blood of grapes” ( Blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the Blood that is shed therein …” ( Blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee” ( Blood is shed: “If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between Blood and Blood [1] …” ( Blood” is to commit murder: “Whoso sheddeth man’s Blood, by man shall his Blood be shed …” ( Blood” refers to a non-ritualistic slaughter of an animal: “What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb … in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp, and bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the Lord before the tabernacle of the Lord; Blood [2] shall be imputed unto that man” (1618386571_40). ...
In judicial language, “to stand against one’s Blood” means to stand before a court and against the accused as a plaintiff, witness, or judge: “Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the Blood [2] shall be upon him” ( Blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his Blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him” ( Blood could take the place of a sinner’s Blood in atoning (covering) for sin: “For it is the Blood that maketh an atonement for the soul” ( Blood of Christ, who made the great and only effective substitutionary atonement, and whose offering was the only offering that gained life for those whom He represented. The shedding of His “blood” seals the covenant of life between God and man ( Haemal - ) Pertaining to the Blood or Blood vessels; also, ventral
Sprinkling - This mode of applying Blood as a witness of death was ...
1. when all the firstborn in Egypt were to be smitten, the Israelites were told to 'strike,' that is 'sprinkle,' the side posts and lintels of their doors with the Blood of a lamb, and Jehovah said, "When I see the Blood I will pass over you. Aaron and his sons were sprinkled with Blood. Moses "sprinkled with Blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry, and almost all things are by the law purged with Blood. In the burnt offering, the Blood was sprinkled round about upon the altar; in the sin offering the Blood was sprinkled seven times before the Lord before the vail of the sanctuary; and on the day of atonement the Blood was sprinkled upon the mercy-seat eastward, and before the mercy-seat seven times. The believer is redeemed, purified, and sanctified by the precious Blood of Christ, and is ever before God 'perfected' according to the preciousness of that Blood. The covenant was sealed, and the people bound to it, by Blood
Bloody - ) Attended with, or involving, Bloodshed; sanguinary; esp. , marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a Bloody battle. ) Containing or resembling Blood; of the nature of Blood; as, Bloody excretions; Bloody sweat. ) Smeared or stained with Blood; as, Bloody hands; a Bloody handkerchief. ) Given, or tending, to the shedding of Blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel. ) To stain with Blood
Hemastatics - ) Laws relating to the equilibrium of the Blood in the Blood vessels
c.pp.s. - = Congregatio Pretiosissimi Sanguinis; Fathers of the Most Precious Blood; Society of the Precious Blood ...
Haematolysis - ) Dissolution of the red Blood corpuscles with diminished coagulability of the Blood; haemolysis
Bloodguiltiness - Blood'GUILTINESS, n. Blood and guilt. The guilt or crime of shedding Blood
Lobulimeter - ) An instrument for measuring the number of red Blood corpuscles in the Blood
Hematin - ) A bluish black, amorphous substance containing iron and obtained from Blood. It exists the red Blood corpuscles united with globulin, and the form of hemoglobin or oxyhemoglobin gives to the Blood its red color
Blood - Blood. The Blood of an animal is declared to be "the life" of it. And hence God may be said to have reserved it to himself; it was not to be eaten; it was that by which sacrificial atonement was made; all the cleansings of the law being by the shedding and sprinkling of Blood. The Blood-shedding of the Mosaic victims prefigured that greater and more efficacious Blood-shedding, when Christ gave his life for mankind, Matthew 20:28; 1 John 3:16; so that his Blood "cleanseth from all sin. Further, when Blood was shed wantonly, a curse was incurred. The Blood of a bird or animal was to be poured upon the ground and covered up, Leviticus 17:13; and the Blood of a man cried for vengeance against the murderer. In the earlier law it is written, "Surely your Blood of your lives will I require. Whoso sheddeth man's Blood, by man shall his Blood be shed. He said: "This cup is the New Testament in my Blood, which is shed for you. Our ascription of praise is: "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own Blood
Sanguivorous - ) Subsisting upon Blood; - said of certain Blood-sucking bats and other animals
Exsanguious - ) Destitute of true, or red, Blood, as insects. ) Destitute of Blood
Sanguification - ) The production of Blood; the conversion of the products of digestion into Blood; hematosis
Plethora - ) Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the Blood vessels; repletion; that state of the Blood vessels or of the system when the Blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperaemia; - opposed to anaemia
Bloody - Blood'Y, a. Stained with Blood. Cruel murderous given to the shedding of Blood or having a cruel, savage disposition applied to animals. Attended with Bloodshed marked by cruelty applied to things as a Bloody battle. Blood'Y, To stain with Blood
Blood - "God will require the Blood of a man," he will punish murder in what manner soever committed. "His Blood be upon us," let the guilt of his death be imputed to us. "The voice of thy brother's Blood crieth;" the murder committed on him crieth for vengeance. "The avenger of Blood;"...
he who is to avenge the death of his relative, Numbers 35:24 ; Numbers 35:27 . Blood means relationship, or consanguinity. Flesh and Blood are placed in opposition to a superior nature: "Flesh and Blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven,"...
Matthew 16:17 . They are also opposed to the glorified body; "Flesh and Blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God," 1 Corinthians 15:50 . They are opposed also to evil spirits: "We wrestle not against flesh and Blood," against visible enemies composed of flesh and Blood, "but against principalities and powers," &c, Ephesians 6:12 . Wine is called the pure Blood of the grape: "Judah shall wash his garments in the Blood of the grape," Genesis 49:11 ; Deuteronomy 32:14 . The priests were established by God to judge between Blood and Blood; that is, in criminal matters, and where the life of man is at stake;—to determine whether the murder be casual, or voluntary; whether a crime deserve death, or admit of remission, &c. In its most eminent sense Blood is used for the sacrificial death of Christ; whose Blood or death is the price of our salvation. His Blood has "purchased the church," Acts 20:28 . "We are justified by his Blood,"...
Romans 5:9 "We have redemption through his Blood," Ephesians 1:7 , &c. ...
That singular and emphatic prohibition of Blood for food from the earliest times, which we find in the Holy Scriptures, deserves particular attention. God expressly forbade the eating of Blood alone, or of Blood mixed with the flesh of animals, as when any creature was suffocated, or strangled, or killed without drawing its Blood from the carcass. For when the grant of animal food was made to Noah, in those comprehensive words, "Even as the green herb have I given you all things," it was added, "but flesh with the life thereof, namely, its Blood, ye shall not eat" Genesis 9:4 . And when the law was given to the children of Israel, we find the prohibition against the eating of Blood still more explicitly enforced, both upon Jews and Gentiles, in the following words, "Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of Blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth Blood, and will cut him off from among his people: for the life of the flesh is in the Blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the Blood that maketh an atonement for the soul,"...
Leviticus 17:10-11 . And to cut off all possibility of mistake upon this particular point, it is added: "Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat Blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat Blood; and whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the Blood thereof and cover it with dust, for it is the life of all flesh; the Blood of it is for the life thereof; therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the Blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the Blood thereof; whosoever eateth it shall be cut off," Leviticus 17:12-14 . For this prohibition no moral reason seems capable of being offered; nor does it clearly appear that Blood is an unwholesome aliment, which some think was the physical reason of its being inhibited; and if, in fact, Blood is deleterious as food, there seems no greater reason why this should be pointed out by special revelation to man, to guard him against injury, than many other unwholesome ailments. There is little force in the remark, that the eating of Blood produces a ferocious disposition; for those nations that eat strangled things, or Blood cooked with other ailments, do not exhibit more ferocity than others. When animals were granted to Noah for food, the Blood was reserved; and when the same law was reenacted among the Israelites, the original prohibition is repeated, with an explanation which at once shows the original ground upon which it rested: "I have given it upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls. " From this "additional reason," as it has been called, it has been argued, that the doctrine of the atoning power of Blood was new, and was, then, for the first time, announced by Moses, or the same cause for the prohibition would have been assigned to Noah. That unless the same reason be supposed as the ground of the prohibition of Blood to Noah, as that given by Moses to the Jews, no reason at all can be conceived for this restraint being put upon the appetite of mankind from Noah to Moses; and yet we have a prohibition of a most solemn kind, which in itself could have no reason, enjoined without any external reason being either given or conceivable. That it is a mistake to suppose that the declaration of Moses to the Jews, that God had "given them the Blood for an atonement," is an "additional reason" for the interdict, not to be found in the original prohibition to Noah. The whole passage occurs in Leviticus 17; and the great reason there given of the prohibition of Blood is, that it is "the life;" and what follows respecting "atonement," is exegetical of this reason;—the life is in the Blood, and the Blood or life is given as an atonement. Now, by turning to the original prohibition in Genesis, we find that precisely the same reason is given: "But the flesh with the Blood, which is the life thereof, shall ye not eat. Blood is prohibited because it is the life; and Moses adds, that it is "the Blood," or life, "which makes atonement. " Let any one attempt to discover any reason for the prohibition of Blood to Noah, in the mere circumstance that it is "the life," and he will find it impossible. It is no reason at all, moral or instituted, except that as it was LIFE SUBSTITUTED FOR LIFE, the life of the animal in sacrifice for the life of man, and that, therefore, Blood had a sacred appropriation. The manner, too, in which Moses introduces the subject, is indicative that, though he was renewing a prohibition, he was not publishing a new doctrine; he does not teach his people that God had then given, or appointed, Blood to make atonement; but he prohibits them from eating it, because he had already made this appointment, without reference to time, and as a subject with which they were familiar. Because the Blood was the life, it was sprinkled upon, and poured out at, the altar: and we have in the sacrifice of the paschal lamb, and the sprinkling of its Blood, a sufficient proof that, before the giving of the law, not only was Blood not eaten, but was appropriated to a sacred sacrificial purpose. Nor was this confined to the Jews; it was customary with the Romans and Greeks, who, in like manner, poured out and sprinkled the Blood of victims at their altars; a rite derived, probably, from the Egyptians, who deduced it, not from Moses, but from the sons of Noah. The notion, indeed, that the Blood of the victims was peculiarly sacred to the gods, is impressed upon all ancient Pagan mythology
Blood - The special significance of Blood in the Bible is that it commonly signifies death; not death through natural causes, but death through killing or violence. In the language of the Bible, anyone responsible for the death of another has upon him the Blood of the dead person, and the one who executes the guilty avenges the Blood of the dead person (Numbers 35:19; 1 Kings 2:32-33; 1 Kings 2:37; Matthew 27:4; Matthew 27:24-25; Acts 5:28; Revelation 6:10; Revelation 17:6). Likewise those who lay down their lives for others are, so to speak, offering their own Blood (2 Samuel 23:15-17; Romans 5:6-9). ...
The life of the flesh...
Blood has this special significance because ‘the life of the flesh is in the Blood’ (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:11; Deuteronomy 12:23). However, the Bible’s emphasis is not on Blood circulating through the body, but on shed Blood; not on Blood’s chemical properties, but on its symbolic significance. Since Blood in the body represents life, shed Blood represents life poured out; that is, death. Therefore, until a murderer was punished, the Blood of the murdered person cried out for justice (Genesis 4:10; Numbers 35:33; Deuteronomy 19:11-13). Therefore, they poured out the animal’s Blood (representing the life that had been taken) either on the altar or on the ground. Any drinking of the Blood was strictly forbidden (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:3-7; Leviticus 17:10-14; Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 12:15-16; Deuteronomy 12:20-28). ...
The Blood of atonement...
Because of this connection between shed Blood and life laid down, God gave the Blood of sacrificial animals to his people as a way of atonement. People received forgiveness through the animal’s Blood; that is, through the animal’s death on their behalf (Leviticus 17:11; see ATONEMENT; SACRIFICE). ...
This symbolic significance of Blood was clearly illustrated at the time of the Passover in Egypt. The sprinkling of the Blood around the door was a sign that an animal had died in the place of the person who was under judgment. ...
The Blood of Christ...
Human beings live in a body of flesh that is kept alive by the Blood that circulates through it. Therefore, when Jesus became a human being he took upon himself the nature of ‘flesh and Blood’ (Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 5:7; cf. He broke the power of sin through his own Blood (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:7; Titus 2:14; Revelation 1:5; Revelation 5:9). ...
In the New Testament the expressions ‘blood of the cross’, ‘blood of Christ’ and ‘death of Christ’ are often used interchangeably (Romans 5:7-9; Ephesians 2:13; Ephesians 2:16; Colossians 1:20; Colossians 1:22). To have life through Christ’s Blood means to have life through his death. There is no suggestion of using Christ’s Blood in any way that might be likened to the modern practice of a Blood transfusion. Christ did not give his Blood in the sense of a Blood donor who helps overcome some lack in another person. He gave his Blood through dying to bear the penalty of sin (Romans 3:24-25; Colossians 1:14; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 1:7). Those who ‘share in Christ’s Blood’ share in the benefits of his death through receiving forgiveness of sins and eternal life (John 6:54-58; 1 Corinthians 10:16). ...
The book of Revelation uses the symbolism of Christ’s Blood in relation to the presence in heaven of those killed for the sake of Christ. They are cleansed through Christ’s Blood. This does not mean that they are washed in Blood in the sense that clothes are washed in water, but that they are cleansed from sin through Christ’s atoning death (Revelation 7:14; cf. Even then, he could enter the divine presence only by taking with him the Blood of a sacrificial animal and sprinkling it on and in front of the mercy seat. This Blood was a sign of a life laid down in atonement for sin, so that the barrier to God’s presence through sin might be removed (Leviticus 16; Hebrews 9:7; Hebrews 9:25; for details of the ritual see DAY OF ATONEMENT). ...
But Christ, the great high priest, entered the heavenly presence of God, not with his Blood but through his Blood. Christ has no need to carry out Blood rituals in heaven, for he has already put away sin by the sacrifice of himself (Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:24-26). Just as he entered God’s holy presence through his Blood, so his people can have boldness to enter by the same Blood
Vasoformative - ) Concerned in the development and formation of Blood vessels and Blood corpuscles; as, the vasoformative cells
Cruor - ) The coloring matter of the Blood; the clotted portion of coagulated Blood, containing the coloring matter; gore
Haematoplastic - ) Blood formative; - applied to a substance in early fetal life, which breaks up gradually into Blood vessels
Haematogenesis - ) The origin and development of Blood. ) The transformation of venous arterial Blood by respiration; hematosis
Full-Blooded - ) Having a full supply of Blood. ) Of pure Blood; thoroughbred; as, a full-blooded horse
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Combining forms indicating relation or resemblance to Blood, association with Blood; as, haemapod, haematogenesis, haemoscope
Blood - Blood . Among all primitive races the Blood, especially of human beings, has been and is regarded with superstitious, or rather, to be just, religious awe. By the Hebrews also Blood was Invested with peculiar sanctity as the seat of the soul ( nephesh ), that is of the principle of life ( Leviticus 17:11 ‘the life [1] of the flesh is in the Blood’). From this fundamental conception of Blood as the vehicle of life may be derived all the manifold social and religious beliefs and practices with regard to it, which play so large a part in Scripture
Blood - The life of all animals was regarded as especially in the Blood, which was a sacred and essential part of the sacrifices offered to God, Hebrews 9:22 . It was solemnly sprinkled upon the altar and the mercy seat, "for it is the Blood that maketh atonement for the soul," Leviticus 17:1-16 the life of the victim for the life of the sinner. It was therefore most sacredly associated with the Blood of the Lamb of God which "cleanseth us from all sin," Ephesians 1:7 1 John 1:7 . In direct opposition to this are the heathen customs of drinking the Blood of animals and even of men- of eating raw flesh, with the Blood, and even fresh cut from the living animal, 1 Samuel 14:32 Psalm 16:4 Ezekiel 33:25 . ...
Besides the ordinary meaning of the word Blood, it often signifies the guilt of murder, 2 Samuel 3:28 Acts 27:25 ; also relationship or consanguinity. "Flesh and Blood" are placed in contrast with a spiritual nature, Matthew 16:17 , the glorified body, 1 Corinthians 15:50 , and evil spirits, Ephesians 6:12 . The cause "between Blood and Blood," Deuteronomy 17:8 , was one where life was depending on the judgment rendered
Melanaemia - ) A morbid condition in which the Blood contains black pigment either floating freely or imbedded in the white Blood corpuscles
Bloodwit - ) A fine or amercement paid as a composition for the shedding of Blood; also, a riot wherein Blood was spilled
Arterialize - ) To transform, as the venous Blood, into arterial Blood by exposure to oxygen in the lungs; to make arterial
Ensanguine - ) To stain or cover with Blood; to make Bloody, or of a Blood-red color; as, an ensanguined hue
Eupnaea - ) Normal breathing where arterialization of the Blood is normal, in distinction from dyspnaea, in which the Blood is insufficiently arterialized
Poikilocyte - ) An irregular form of corpuscle found in the Blood in cases of profound anaemia, probably a degenerated red Blood corpuscle
Consanguinity - ) The relation of persons by Blood, in distinction from affinity or relation by marriage; Blood relationship; as, lineal consanguinity; collateral consanguinity
Angioma - ) A tumor composed chiefly of dilated Blood vessels. ) A tumor composed chiefly of dilated Blood or lymph vessels
Bloodshot - ) Red and inflamed; suffused with Blood, or having the vessels turgid with Blood, as when the conjunctiva is inflamed or irritated
Haematometer - ) An instrument for determining the number of Blood corpuscles in a given quantity of Blood
Bloodshed - ) The shedding or spilling of Blood; slaughter; the act of shedding human Blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or murder
Hemadynamics - ) The principles of dynamics in their application to the Blood; that part of science which treats of the motion of the Blood
Blood - The injunction to abstain from Blood is renewed in the decree of the council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:29 ). Blood was eaten by the Israelites after the battle of Gilboa (1 Samuel 14:32-34 ). ...
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The Blood of sacrifices was caught by the priest in a basin, and then sprinkled seven times on the altar; that of the passover on the doorposts and lintels of the houses (Exodus 12 ; Leviticus 4:5-7 ; 16:14-19 ). At the giving of the law (Exodus 24:8 ) the Blood of the sacrifices was sprinkled on the people as well as on the altar, and thus the people were consecrated to God, or entered into covenant with him, hence the Blood of the covenant (Matthew 26:28 ; Hebrews 9:19,20 ; 10:29 ; 13:20 ). ...
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Human Blood. The Blood of the murdered "crieth for vengeance" (Genesis 4:10 ). The "avenger of Blood" was the nearest relative of the murdered, and he was required to avenge his death (Numbers 35:24,27 ). ...
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Blood used metaphorically to denote race (Acts 17:26 ), and as a symbol of slaughter (Isaiah 34:3 ). To "wash the feet in Blood" means to gain a great victory (Psalm 58:10 ). Wine, from its red colour, is called "the Blood of the grape" (Genesis 49:11 ). Blood and water issued from our Saviour's side when it was pierced by the Roman soldier (John 19:34 )
Bleeding - ) Emitting, or appearing to emit, Blood or sap, etc. ) A running or issuing of Blood, as from the nose or a wound; a hemorrhage; the operation of letting Blood, as in surgery; a drawing or running of sap from a tree or plant
Laky - ) Transparent; - said of Blood rendered transparent by the action of some solvent agent on the red Blood corpuscles
Kymograph - ) An instrument for measuring, and recording graphically, the pressure of the Blood in any of the Blood vessels of a living animal; - called also kymographion
Arterialization - ) The process of converting venous Blood into arterial Blood during its passage through the lungs, oxygen being absorbed and carbonic acid evolved; - called also aeration and hematosis
Parablast - ) A portion of the mesoblast (of peripheral origin) of the developing embryo, the cells of which are especially concerned in forming the first Blood and Blood vessels
Hemorrhoids - ) Livid and painful swellings formed by the dilation of the Blood vessels around the margin of, or within, the anus, from which Blood or mucus is occasionally discharged; piles; emerods
Bloodless - ) Destitute of Blood, or apparently so; as, Bloodless cheeks; lifeless; dead. ) Not attended with shedding of Blood, or slaughter; as, a Bloodless victory
Bloodstone - ) Hematite, an ore of iron yielding a Blood red powder or "streak. ) A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if with Blood; hence the name; - called also heliotrope
Unholy - Hebrews 10:29 (a) Certain Jews considered the Blood of JESUS to be in direct apposition to the Blood of the sacrifices, and was therefore not of GOD and not to be accepted by them
Thrombus - ) A clot of Blood formed of a passage of a vessel and remaining at the site of coagulation. ) A tumor produced by the escape of Blood into the subcutaneous cellular tissue
Warm-Blooded - ) Having warm Blood; - applied especially to those animals, as birds and mammals, which have warm Blood, or, more properly, the power of maintaining a nearly uniform temperature whatever the temperature of the surrounding air
Blood - Blood is intimately associated with physical life. Blood and “life” or “living being” are closely associated. The Hebrews of Old Testament times were prohibited from eating Blood. “Only be sure that thou eat not the Blood: for the Blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh. “For the life of the flesh is in the Blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls for it is the Blood that maketh an atonement for the soul” (Leviticus 17:11 ). ...
Flesh and Blood This phrase designates a human being . When Peter confessed that Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus told Peter, “Flesh and Blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 16:1 ;Matthew 16:1;17:1 ). When “flesh and Blood” is used of Jesus, it designates His whole person: “He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my Blood, dwelleth in me and I in him” (John 6:56 ). The next verse shows that eating “blood and flesh” is powerful metaphorical language for sharing in the life that Jesus bestows—”so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me” (John 6:57 ). ...
When Paul used the phrase “flesh and Blood” in 1 Corinthians 15:50 , he referred to sinful human existence: “flesh and Blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. In Galatians 1:16 , Paul used “flesh and Blood” as a synonym for human beings with whom he did not consult after his conversion. ...
In Ephesians 6:12 , Paul portrayed Christians in conflict—their wrestling is “not against flesh and Blood” but with higher, demonic powers, “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ...
Finally, the phrase “flesh and Blood” sometimes designates human nature apart from moral evil. Jesus, like other children of His people, was a partaker “of flesh and Blood” (Hebrews 2:14 ). They were not to eat the flesh with its life, that means the Blood (Genesis 9:4 ). The reason is explained thus: “Whoso sheddeth man's Blood, by man shall his Blood be shed; for in the image of God made he man. They were to pray for the Lord's forgiveness by atonement: “Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent Blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the Blood shall be forgiven them” (Deuteronomy 21:8 ; see Deuteronomy 21:9 ). He had to flee because the avenger of Blood (the nearest of kin to the person murdered) was obligated to kill the individual who had murdered his relative (Numbers 35:1 ). This generation would be held accountable not only for their own sins but for “all the righteous Blood shed upon the earth, from the Blood of righteous Abel unto the Blood of Zecharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar” (Matthew 23:35 ; compare 2 Chronicles 24:20-21 ). ...
When Pilate saw that justice was being distorted at the trial of Jesus, he washed his hands symbolically and declared his own innocence: “I am innocent of the Blood of this just person: see ye to it
Blood of sacrifices, Blood of the covenant The great historic event of the Old Testament was the Exodus from Egypt. The Blood of that lamb was put on the top and the two sides of the door frame (Exodus 12:7 ,Exodus 12:7,12:22-23 ). Moses took the Blood of oxen and placed it in two bowls. Moses declared “Behold the Blood of the covenant which the LORD hath made (literally, cut) with you concerning [2] all these words. ...
When Jesus inaugurated the New Covenant after His last Passover with the disciples, He declared: “This is my Blood of the new testament which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28 ). Luke reads: “This cup is the new testament in my Blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:20 ). ...
Blood of Christ—meaning and effects The term “blood of Christ” designates in the New Testament the atoning death of Christ. ...
In the language of sacrifice we have “expiation” (removal of sins, Romans 3:25 ); “sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus” (1 Peter 1:1-2 ); “redeemed by precious Blood as of a lamb without spot and without blemish” (1 Peter 1:19 ); “blood of His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7 ); “blood that cleanses the conscience” (Hebrews 9:14 ); and “blood of an eternal covenant” (Hebrews 13:20 ). In legal language we have “justification” (Romans 5:9 ); “redemption” (Ephesians 1:7 ); been redeemed to God by His Blood (Revelation 5:9 ). ...
Blood is a symbol and indicator of apocalyptic judgment In Acts 2:17-21 , the apostle Peter quotes Joel 2:28-32 . The text of Joel that Peter quoted in Acts speaks of “wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath—blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke” (Acts 2:19 ; compare Joel 2:30 ). In the next verse (Joel 2:31 ; Acts 2:20 ), the sun is pictured turning into darkness and the moon into Blood before the great day of the Lord comes. Here the term “blood” describes the physical changes both in the heavens and upon earth. The Bloody red color symbolizes this
Damascus - The chief city of Syria; so called from Damashech, a place of Blood, from Damah, Blood
Vampire - : One who lives by preying on others; an extortioner; a Bloodsucker. ) Either one of two or more species of South American Blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the Blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during sleep. They have a caecal appendage to the stomach, in which the Blood with which they gorge themselves is stored. These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to suck the Blood of man and animals. ) A Blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the Blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death
Avenger of Blood, the - (See Blood
Avenging of Blood, the - (See Blood
Hematoid - ) Resembling Blood
Aceldama - Field of Blood
Ephes-Dammim - Effusion of Blood
Septicaemia - ) A poisoned condition of the Blood produced by the absorption into it of septic or putrescent material; Blood poisoning
Emerods - to labor under a flowing of Blood. ...
Hemorrhoids piles a dilatation of the veins about the rectum, with a discharge of Blood
Vasodilator - ) Causing dilation or relaxation of the Blood vessels; as, the vasodilator nerves, stimulation of which causes dilation of the Blood vessels to which they go
Cruentate - ) Smeared with Blood
Adamah - Red earth; of Blood
Bloodsucker - ) One who sheds Blood; a cruel, Bloodthirsty man; one guilty of Bloodshed; a murderer. ) Any animal that sucks Blood; esp
Consanguined - ) Of kin Blood; related
Hematemesis - ) A vomiting of Blood
Avenger of Blood. - See Blood, REFUGE, CITIES OF
Capillation - ) A capillary Blood vessel
Blood, Field of - Blood, FIELD OF
Blood, Issue of - Blood, ISSUE OF
Pasdammin - Portion or diminishing of Blood
Hematosin - ) The hematin of Blood
Sanguineless - ) Destitute of Blood; pale
Haematogenous - ) Originating in the Blood
Sanguifier - ) A producer of Blood
Pas-Dam'Mim - (boundary of Blood )
Corpuscle - , such as float free, like Blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as are imbedded in an intercellular matrix, like connective tissue and cartilage corpuscles. See Blood
Hematocele - ) A tumor filled with Blood
Sanguigenous - ) Producing Blood; as, sanguigenous food
Blooding - ) of Blood...
Bloodlet - ) bleed; to let Blood
Sanguify - ) To produce Blood from
Exsanguineous - ) Destitute of Blood; anaemic; exsanguious
a.s.c. - = Adorers of the Blood of Christ ...
Sanguifluous - ) Flowing or running with Blood
Pyemia - ) A form of Blood poisoning produced by the absorption of pyogenic microorganisms into the Blood, usually from a wound or local inflammation
Sizy - ) Sizelike; viscous; glutinous; as, sizy Blood
Sanguinaceous - ) Of a Blood-red color; sanguine
Hematuria - ) Passage of urine mingled with Blood
Cold-Blooded - ) Having cold Blood; - said of fish or animals whose Blood is but little warmer than the water or air about them
Antibody - ) Any of various bodies or substances in the Blood which act in antagonism to harmful foreign bodies, as toxins or the bacteria producing the toxins. Normal Blood serum apparently contains variousantibodies, and the introduction of toxins or of foreign cells also results in the development of their specific antibodies
Blood-Boltered - ) Having the hair matted with clotted Blood
Angiography - ) A description of Blood vessels and lymphatics
Bloodthirsty - ) Eager to shed Blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous
Perivascular - ) Around the Blood vessels; as, perivascular lymphatics
Consanguineal - ) Of the same Blood; related by birth
Dragon's Tail - See Dragon's Blood, Dragon's head, etc
Hematology - ) The science which treats of the Blood
Embrew - ) To imbrue; to stain with Blood
High-Bred - ) Bred in high life; of pure Blood
Revenge - See Avenger of Blood, Kin [1]
Scapular of the Precious Blood - Badge of the Confraternity of the Precious Blood. Priests who can receive the faithful into the Confraternity of the Precious Blood have also the faculty of blessing and investing these with this red scapular (or a red girdle). It is red, and one part usuallly bears a picture of the chalice with the Precious Blood adored by angels; the other segment which hangs at the back is simply a smaller portion of red cloth
Angiopathy - the Blood vessels
Haematachometry - ) The measurement of the velocity of the Blood
Anthracic - ) Of or relating to anthrax; as, anthracic Blood
Cachemia - ) A degenerated or poisoned condition of the Blood
Bloodshedder - ) One who sheds Blood; a manslayer; a murderer
Bebleed - ) To make Bloody; to stain with Blood
Bebloody - ) To make Bloody; to stain with Blood
Goel - See Avenger of Blood, and Kin [1]
Achromatous - ) Lacking, or deficient in, color; as, achromatous Blood
Exsanguinity - ) Privation or destitution of Blood; - opposed to plethora
Damascus - A sack full of Blood; the similitude of burning
Blood - ) Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; - as if the Blood were the seat of emotions. ) A Bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. ) The shedding of Blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction. ) To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of Blood, as in hunting or war. ) To heat the Blood of; to exasperate. ) To stain, smear or wet, with Blood
Aeration - ) A change produced in the Blood by exposure to the air in respiration; oxygenation of the Blood in respiration; arterialization
Pyaemia - ) A form of Blood poisoning produced by the absorption into the Blood of morbid matters usually originating in a wound or local inflammation
Blood, Revenger of - He who avenged the Blood of one who had been killed. The nearest relative of the deceased became the authorized avenger of Blood
Blood - -Among its simplest designations, ‘blood’ represents the Blood which flows From wounds in the body (Acts 22:20); the extremity of human endurance of evil (Hebrews 12:4). The phrase ‘flesh and Blood’ signifies the lower sensuous nature (1 Corinthians 15:50; cf. Thus ‘blood’ may symbolize any aspect of human life inferior to that of the ‘spirit. Peter’s reference to the portents of the Day of the Lord, quoting Joel’s words, ‘blood … the moon [1] Blood’ (Acts 2:19-20; cf. Blood thus represents the greatness, awfulness, and finality of the Divine judgment, by which either a wicked condition is simply brought to an end (cf. Among the prohibitions put forth by the council at Jerusalem was one enjoining abstinence from Blood (Acts 15:20-29; Acts 21:25; cf. The reason for the edict was doubtless that assigned for the earlier restriction, that ‘the life of all flesh is in the Blood’ (Leviticus 17:14). (2) Blood further symbolizes the life violently taken (Acts 1:19; Acts 22:20, Romans 3:15, Revelation 16:5), for which the murderer is responsible (Acts 5:28, Revelation 17:6; Revelation 18:24), and liable to the just judgment of God (Revelation 6:10; Revelation 19:2), perhaps, in poetic justice, a punishment like the crime (cf. (3) In his denunciation that Blood shall be upon one’s own head, St. In like manner one might be ‘guilty of the … Blood of Christ’ (1 Corinthians 11:27). (4) Blood represents the life of men capable of redemption, for which any herald of the gospel is responsible and of which he may be found guilty if he fails in his duty as a preacher of Christ (Acts 20:26). In the Epistle to the Romans the reference to Blood involves its relation on the one hand to the sacrificial-offering, on the other hand to the sin-offering, wherein it appears that the sacrificial is the sin-offering. Paul the references to Blood are incidental and determined by the particular feature of redemption in the mind of the Apostle at the moment. Revelation is dominated by the OT usage of the word and is in a large degree influenced by prophetic language, although the common note of redemption through the Blood of Christ is heard here also. As related to the work of Christ, then, the apostolic teaching concerning Blood involves the following specific features: (a) It is connected with sacrifices, as that of the Day of Atonement (Romans 3:25, Hebrews 9:7 ff. According to the Epistle to the Hebrews, while the animal sacrifices as such were irrational, destitute of personal consent, intermittent, incapable of purifying, spiritual efficacy (Hebrews 10:4), this lack was more than set off by the Blood of Christ, (b) As in the Old Dispensation all persons ministering at the altar, utensils of service and worship, and means of approach to God were cleansed with Blood as a medium of purification (cf. ), so the Blood of Christ signifies that all that which pertains to salvation in the heavenly sanctuary into which both He and His followers enter has been for ever purified in His Blood (Hebrews 9:22 ff. (d) The Blood is also the means for the ratification of the New Covenant (1 Corinthians 11:25, Hebrews 9:15-20; Hebrews 10:29; Hebrews 13:20; cf. It could not but be that a ceremony, the meaning of which was so deeply embedded in the religions experience of the race, and which was so well fitted to symbolize the solemn consecration to mutual obligations, should find its significance completely expressed in the Blood of Christ through which God would reunite Himself in even more spiritual bonds to the lives of Christ’s followers. (e) the Blood is represented as the purchase price of deliverance from sin (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, 1 Peter 1:19, Revelation 5:9; cf. (g) By His Blood as our High Priest He enters into the presence of God on our behalf (Hebrews 9:12-24; Hebrews 10:19), there both perfectly realizing fellowship with God for Himself and carrying forward His mediatorial work. (h) The Blood has efficacy in the actual life of believers, disclosing its energy in their progressive personal sanctification (Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:19; Hebrews 12:24, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 John 1:7, Revelation 1:5; Revelation 7:14), and in the power which it confers on thorn to overcome that which resists the Christian aim from without (Revelation 12:11). (i) Blood is also a symbol of the inner fellowship of believers with one another and with God-the reference is social (1 Corinthians 10:16, Hebrews 13:12). ...
Looking back over this subject as a whole, it is evident that the apostolic writers do not let their attention rest on Blood as such, but only on Blood as it is a vehicle and symbol of life. For the Blood represents the life, even if this is taken by violence. Christ’s Blood freely given, with the sole aim of recovering men in sin to fellowship with God and to their Divine destination as children of God. Thus the Blood which flowed once for all is not of transitory worth, but is endowed with the energy perpetually to create new redemptive personal and social values-it is eternal. , also The Epistle to the Hebrews, 1889, note ‘On the Use at the term “Blood” in the Epistle,’ p
Blood - -Among its simplest designations, ‘blood’ represents the Blood which flows From wounds in the body (Acts 22:20); the extremity of human endurance of evil (Hebrews 12:4). The phrase ‘flesh and Blood’ signifies the lower sensuous nature (1 John 5:6-82; cf. Thus ‘blood’ may symbolize any aspect of human life inferior to that of the ‘spirit. Peter’s reference to the portents of the Day of the Lord, quoting Joel’s words, ‘blood … the moon [1] Blood’ (Acts 2:19-20; cf. Blood thus represents the greatness, awfulness, and finality of the Divine judgment, by which either a wicked condition is simply brought to an end (cf. Among the prohibitions put forth by the council at Jerusalem was one enjoining abstinence from Blood (Acts 15:20-29; Acts 21:25; cf. The reason for the edict was doubtless that assigned for the earlier restriction, that ‘the life of all flesh is in the Blood’ (Leviticus 17:14). (2) Blood further symbolizes the life violently taken (Acts 1:19; Acts 22:20, Romans 3:15, Revelation 16:5), for which the murderer is responsible (Acts 5:28, Revelation 17:6; Revelation 18:24), and liable to the just judgment of God (Revelation 6:10; Revelation 19:2), perhaps, in poetic justice, a punishment like the crime (cf. (3) In his denunciation that Blood shall be upon one’s own head, St. In like manner one might be ‘guilty of the … Blood of Christ’ (1 Corinthians 11:27). (4) Blood represents the life of men capable of redemption, for which any herald of the gospel is responsible and of which he may be found guilty if he fails in his duty as a preacher of Christ (Acts 20:26). In the Epistle to the Romans the reference to Blood involves its relation on the one hand to the sacrificial-offering, on the other hand to the sin-offering, wherein it appears that the sacrificial is the sin-offering. Paul the references to Blood are incidental and determined by the particular feature of redemption in the mind of the Apostle at the moment. Revelation is dominated by the OT usage of the word and is in a large degree influenced by prophetic language, although the common note of redemption through the Blood of Christ is heard here also. As related to the work of Christ, then, the apostolic teaching concerning Blood involves the following specific features: (a) It is connected with sacrifices, as that of the Day of Atonement (Romans 3:25, Hebrews 9:7 ff. According to the Epistle to the Hebrews, while the animal sacrifices as such were irrational, destitute of personal consent, intermittent, incapable of purifying, spiritual efficacy (Hebrews 10:4), this lack was more than set off by the Blood of Christ, (b) As in the Old Dispensation all persons ministering at the altar, utensils of service and worship, and means of approach to God were cleansed with Blood as a medium of purification (cf. ), so the Blood of Christ signifies that all that which pertains to salvation in the heavenly sanctuary into which both He and His followers enter has been for ever purified in His Blood (Hebrews 9:22 ff. (d) The Blood is also the means for the ratification of the New Covenant (1 Corinthians 11:25, Hebrews 9:15-20; Hebrews 10:29; Hebrews 13:20; cf. It could not but be that a ceremony, the meaning of which was so deeply embedded in the religions experience of the race, and which was so well fitted to symbolize the solemn consecration to mutual obligations, should find its significance completely expressed in the Blood of Christ through which God would reunite Himself in even more spiritual bonds to the lives of Christ’s followers. (e) the Blood is represented as the purchase price of deliverance from sin (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, 1 Peter 1:19, Revelation 5:9; cf. (g) By His Blood as our High Priest He enters into the presence of God on our behalf (Hebrews 9:12-24; Hebrews 10:19), there both perfectly realizing fellowship with God for Himself and carrying forward His mediatorial work. (h) The Blood has efficacy in the actual life of believers, disclosing its energy in their progressive personal sanctification (Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:19; Hebrews 12:24, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 John 1:7, Revelation 1:5; Revelation 7:14), and in the power which it confers on thorn to overcome that which resists the Christian aim from without (Revelation 12:11). (i) Blood is also a symbol of the inner fellowship of believers with one another and with God-the reference is social (1 Corinthians 10:16, Hebrews 13:12). ...
Looking back over this subject as a whole, it is evident that the apostolic writers do not let their attention rest on Blood as such, but only on Blood as it is a vehicle and symbol of life. For the Blood represents the life, even if this is taken by violence. Christ’s Blood freely given, with the sole aim of recovering men in sin to fellowship with God and to their Divine destination as children of God. Thus the Blood which flowed once for all is not of transitory worth, but is endowed with the energy perpetually to create new redemptive personal and social values-it is eternal. , also The Epistle to the Hebrews, 1889, note ‘On the Use at the term “Blood” in the Epistle,’ p
Scarlet - Genesis 38:30 (a) Since Pharez is found in the genealogy of CHRIST, this thread may indicate that Zarah would need the Blood to redeem him. ...
Exodus 25:4 (c) It may be that this color all through the tabernacle equipment served to remind the Israelites that the Blood was always essential in every part of life and service. ...
Leviticus 14:4 (c) This probably is a picture of the value of the Blood in every sacrifice for sin. Sins are put away only by and through the Blood of JESUS. ...
Joshua 2:18 (c) This is usually taken to be a picture of the precious Blood of CHRIST. The sinner is sheltered under the red Blood of the Saviour
Hemorrhage - The KJV translates the underlying Hebrew and Greek terms as “issue of Blood” (Leviticus 12:7 ; Matthew 9:20 ) or “fountain of Blood” (Mark 5:29 ). Modern translations render these terms as hemorrhage, flow, or discharge of Blood. Mosaic law said any discharge of Blood, whether associated with the birthing process (Leviticus 12:7 ), with menstruation (Leviticus 15:19 ), or continued bleeding (Leviticus 15:25 ; Matthew 9:20 ), rendered a woman unclean
c.p.s. - = Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood; Missionary Sisters of Mariannhill ...
Haematitic - ) Of a Blood-red color; crimson; (Bot
Bloodletter - ) One who, or that which, lets Blood; a phlebotomist
Haemadromograph - ) An instrument for registering the velocity of the Blood
Tabanus - ) A genus of Blood sucking flies, including the horseflies
Ichorhaemia - ) Infection of the Blood with ichorous or putrid substances
Haematic - ) Of or pertaining to the Blood; sanguine; brownish red
Lipaemia - ) A condition in which fat occurs in the Blood
Rume - ) A thick, viscid fluid; a clot, as of Blood
Ruptuary - ) One not of noble Blood; a plebeian; a roturier
Sprinkle, Sprinkling - A — 1: ῥαντίζω (Strong's #4472 — Verb — rhantizo — hran-tid'-zo ) "to sprinkle" (a later form of rhaino), is used in the Active Voice in Hebrews 9:13 , of "sprinkling" with Blood the unclean, a token of the efficacy of the expiatory sacrifice of Christ, His Blood signifying the giving up of His life in the shedding of His Blood (cp. This application of the Blood of Christ is necessary for believers, in respect of their committal of sins, which on that ground receive forgiveness, 1 John 1:9 . ...
B — 1: ῥαντισμός (Strong's #4473 — Noun Masculine — rhantismos — hran-tis-mos' ) "sprinkling," akin to A, is used of the "sprinkling" of the Blood of Christ, in Hebrews 12:24 ; 1 Peter 1:2 , an allusion to the use of the Blood of sacrifices, appointed for Israel, typical of the sacrifice of Christ (see under A). ...
B — 2: πρόσχυσις (Strong's #4378 — Noun Feminine — proschusis — pros'-khoo-sis ) "a pouring or sprinkling upon," occurs in Hebrews 11:28 , of the "sprinkling" of the Blood of the Passover lamb
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The relation between persons born of the same father or of the same mother, but not of both; as, a brother or sister of the half Blood. See Blood, n
Embolus - ) A plug of some substance lodged in a Blood vessel, being brought thither by the Blood current
Angiotomy - ) Dissection of the Blood vessels and lymphatics of the body
Haematology - ) The science which treats of the Blood
Cacochymical - ) Having the fluids of the body vitiated, especially the Blood
Cachectical - ) Having, or pertaining to, cachexia; as, cachectic remedies; cachectical Blood
Filariasis - ) The presence of filariae in the Blood; infection with filariae
Hemoothorax - ) An effusion of Blood into the cavity of the pleura
Innocent - 1: ἀθῶος (Strong's #121 — Adjective — athoos — ath'-o-os ) primarily denotes "unpunished" (a, negative, thoe, "a penalty"); then, "innocent," Matthew 27:4 , "innocent Blood," i. , the Blood of an "innocent" person, the word "blood" being used both by synecdoche (a part standing for the whole), and by metonymy (one thing standing for another), i
Abel - He offered this lamb as a sacrifice, killing it and burning it upon the altar whereby he proved his faith in the animal who died for him, and shed his Blood for him. He kneels a suppliant for mercy at Calvary, where the Blood was shed. He believes the Word of GOD that the "blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, c1eanseth us from all sin," 1 John 1:7. He trusts his soul and life to the living Lamb on the Throne of GOD who makes the death of Calvary and the shed Blood effective for the one who believes
Black Pudding - A kind of sausage made of Blood, suet, etc
Cruorin - ) The coloring matter of the Blood in the living animal; haemoglobin
Ory - ) Covered with gore or clotted Blood. ) Bloody; murderous
Angioneurosis - ) Any disorder of the vasomotor system; neurosis of a Blood vessel
Angiology - ) That part of anatomy which treats of Blood vessels and lymphatics
Bloodily - ) In a Bloody manner; cruelly; with a disposition to shed Blood
Phlebotomize - ) To let Blood from by opening a vein; to bleed
Cytoid - ) Cell-like; - applied to the corpuscles of lymph, Blood, chyle, etc
Vibices - ) More or less extensive patches of subcutaneous extravasation of Blood
Sanguiferous - ) Conveying Blood; as, sanguiferous vessels, i
Lintel - The people of Israel were to sprinkle the Blood of the sacrificial lamb on the lintel and the doorposts as a sign to the death angel. Every household which had Blood on the lintel would be spared the death of the firstborn (Exodus 12:22-23 )
Direct Line - In consanguinity (blood relationship), signifies ancestry and descendants, grandparents, parents, children, grandchildren, etc
Hematoma - ) A circumscribed swelling produced by an effusion of Blood beneath the skin
Histolysis - ) The decay and dissolution of the organic tissues and of the Blood
Euchymy - ) A good state of the Blood and other fluids of the body
Melaena - ) A discharge from the bowels of black matter, consisting of altered Blood
Haemaphaein - ) A brownish substance sometimes found in the Blood, in cases of jaundice
Lithaemia - ) A condition in which uric (lithic) acid is present in the Blood
Kinsman - ) A man of the same race or family; one related by Blood
Blood - Forbidden to be eaten (Genesis 9:4) under the Old Testament, on the ground that "the life (soul) of the flesh (the soul which gives life to the flesh) is in the Blood," and that "God gave it upon the altar to make atonement with for men's souls" (Leviticus 17:11). Translate the next clause, "for the Blood maketh atonement by virtue of the soul. " The Blood, not in itself, but as the vehicle of the soul, atones, because the animal soul was offered to God on the altar as a. Now that Christ's one, and only true, sacrifice has superseded animal sacrifices, the prohibition against eating Blood ceases, the decree in Acts 15 being but temporary, not to offend existing Jewish prejudices needlessly. In Leviticus 3:17 the "fat" is forbidden as well as the Blood. God reserved the Blood to Himself, investing it with a sacramental sanctity, when allowing man animal food. ...
The Blood of victims was caught by the priest in a basin, and sprinkled seven times (that of birds was squeezed out at once) on the altar, its four corners or horns, on its side above and below the line running round it, or on the mercy-seat, according to the nature of the offering; the Blood of the Passover lamb on the lintel and doorposts (Exodus 12; Leviticus 4:5-7; Leviticus 16:14-19). A drain from the temple carried the Blood into the brook Kedron. A land was regarded as polluted by Blood shed on it, which was to be expiated only by the Blood of the murderer, and not by any "satisfaction" (Genesis 4:10; Genesis 9:4-6; Hebrews 12:24; Numbers 35:31; Numbers 35:33; Psalms 106:38). The guilt of Bloodshed, if the shedder was not known, fell on the city nearest by measurement, until it exculpated itself, its elders washing their hands over an expiatory sacrifice, namely, a beheaded heifer in a rough, unplowed, and unsown valley (Deuteronomy 21:1-9). ...
The Blood and water from Jesus' side, when pierced after death, was something extraordinary; for in other corpses the Blood coagulates, and the water does not flow clear. The extravasated Blood separated into the crassamentum and serum, the Blood and the water, and flowed out when the soldier's spear pierced the side. ...
Hence appears the propriety of Hebrews 10:19-20, "having boldness to enter into the holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He hath consecrated for us through the veil (which was 'rent' at His death), that is to say His flesh. " Also, "this is My body which is broken for you" (1 Corinthians 11:24) is explained by the breaking of the heart, though it was true "a bone of Him shall not be broken" (John 19:32-27); compare also 1 John 5:6, "this is He that came by water (at His baptism by John in Jordan) and Blood" (by His Bloody baptism, at Calvary). ...
THE AVENGING OF Blood by the nearest kinsman of the deceased was a usage from the earliest historical times (Genesis 9:5-6; Genesis 34:30; 2 Samuel 14:7). Among the Bedouin Arabs the thar, or law of Blood, comes into effect if the offer of money satisfaction be refused. The Mosaic law mitigated the severity of the law of private revenge for Blood, by providing six cities of refuge (among the 48 Levitical cities), three on one side of Jordan, three on the other, for the involuntary homicide to flee into. The avenger, or goel (derived from a Hebrew root "pollution," implying that he was deemed polluted until the Blood of his slain kinsman was expiated), was nearest of kin to the man slain, and was bound to take vengeance on the manslayer. The law of retaliation in Blood affected only the manslayer, and not also (as among pagan nations) his relatives (Deuteronomy 24:16). Blood revenge still prevails in Corsica. The law of Blood avenging by the nearest kinsman, though incompatible with our ideas in a more civilized age and nation, is the means of preventing much Bloodshed among the Arabs; and its introduction into the law of Israel, a kindred race, accords with the provisional character of the whole Mosaic system, which establishes not what is absolutely best, supposing a state of optimism, but what was best under existing circumstances. ...
The Son of man, as He to whom the Father hath committed all judgment, is the goel or avenger of Blood on guilty man, involved by Satan the "murderer from the beginning" in murderous rebellion against God
Crassamentum - ) A semisolid mass or clot, especially that formed in coagulation of the Blood
Bloodiness - ) Disposition to shed Blood; Bloodthirstiness. ) The state of being Bloody
Albuminosis - ) A morbid condition due to excessive increase of albuminous elements in the Blood
Draconin - ) A red resin forming the essential basis of dragon's Blood; - called also dracin
Endothelium - ) The thin epithelium lining the Blood vessels, lymphatics, and serous cavities
Serum-Therapy - ) The treatment of disease by the injection of Blood serum from immune animals
Vasodentine - ) A modified form of dentine, which is permeated by Blood capillaries; vascular dentine
Uraemia - ) Accumulation in the Blood of the principles of the urine, producing dangerous disease
Venesection - ) The act or operation of opening a vein for letting Blood; Bloodletting; phlebotomy
Decarbonize - ) To deprive of carbon; as, to decarbonize steel; to decarbonize the Blood
Gore - Blood but generally, thick or clotted Blood Blood that after effusion becomes inspissated
Thumb - The Blood and the oil on the thumb indicate that all the service of the servant of GOD was henceforth to be dedicated only to GOD. JESUS' whole hands were covered with Blood, for He worked only for the Father
Anaemia - ) A morbid condition in which the Blood is deficient in quality or in quantity
Hemadromometer - ) An instrument for measuring the velocity with which the Blood moves in the arteries
Cachaemia - ) A degenerated or poisoned condition of the Blood
Consanguineous - ) Of the same Blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor
Hemorrhagic - ) Pertaining or tending to a flux of Blood; consisting in, or accompanied by, hemorrhage
Sepsis - ) The poisoning of the system by the introduction of putrescent material into the Blood
Paraglobulin - ) An albuminous body in Blood serum, belonging to the group of globulins
Haemacytometer - ) An apparatus for determining the number of corpuscles in a given quantity of Blood
Repletion - ) Fullness of Blood; plethora
Mesenchyma - ) The part of the mesoblast which gives rise to the connective tissues and Blood
Defibrinate - ) To deprive of fibrin, as fresh Blood or lymph by stirring with twigs
Lomerulus - ) The bunch of looped capillary Blood vessels in a Malpighian capsule of the kidney
Captive - ...
Ephesians 4:8 (a) These captives are the Old Testament believers who took advantage of the sacrifices, were protected by the Blood of those offerings, but were held in paradise as captives until the Blood of the Lord JESUS would blot out their sins. The Blood of bulls and of goats covered their sins, but it took the Blood of JESUS CHRIST to blot out their sins
Hemadromometry - ) The act of measuring the velocity with which the Blood circulates in the arteries; haemotachometry
July, Month of - Named in honor of Julius Caesar, is given over to special devotion to the Precious Blood
Month of July - Named in honor of Julius Caesar, is given over to special devotion to the Precious Blood
Blood Vessel - Any vessel or canal in which Blood circulates in an animal, as an artery or vein
Cacochymy - ) A vitiated state of the humors, or fluids, of the body, especially of the Blood
Filipino - one of Spanish descent or of mixed Blood
Draconic - ) Relating to Draco, the Athenian lawgiver; or to the constellation Draco; or to dragon's Blood
Endostyle - ) A fold of the endoderm, which projects into the Blood cavity of ascidians
Hemoptysis - ) The expectoration of Blood, due usually to hemorrhage from the mucous membrane of the lungs
Ymnoplast - ) A cell or mass of protoplasm devoid of an envelope, as a white Blood corpuscle
Megaderm - ) Any one of several species of Old World Blood-sucking bats of the genus Megaderma
Afflux - ) A flowing towards; that which flows to; as, an afflux of Blood to the head
Epithelium - ) The superficial layer of cells lining the alimentary canal and all its appendages, all glands and their ducts, Blood vessels and lymphatics, serous cavities, etc. , keratin-producing epithelial cells), and it is sometimes restricted to the alimentary canal, the glands and their appendages, - the term endothelium being applied to the lining membrane of the Blood vessels, lymphatics, and serous cavities
Transfusion - ) The act or operation of transferring the Blood of one man or animal into the vascular system of another; also, the introduction of any fluid into the Blood vessels, or into a cavity of the body from which it can readily be adsorbed into the vessels; intrafusion; as, the peritoneal transfusion of milk
Lymph - ) An alkaline colorless fluid, contained in the lymphatic vessels, coagulable like Blood, but free from red Blood corpuscles. ) A fibrinous material exuded from the Blood vessels in inflammation
Hematic - ) A medicine designed to improve the condition of the Blood
Plasmin - ) A proteid body, separated by some physiologists from Blood plasma
Haemacyanin - ) A substance found in the Blood of the octopus, which gives to it its blue color
Haematachometer - ) A form of apparatus (somewhat different from the hemadrometer) for measuring the velocity of the Blood
Kinsman - A man of the same race or family one related by Blood
Hematinometric - ) Relating to the measurement of the amount of hematin or hemoglobin contained in Blood, or other fluids
Pebrine - ) An epidemic disease of the silkworm, characterized by the presence of minute vibratory corpuscles in the Blood
Jezreel, Day of - The time predicted for the execution of vengeance for the deeds of Blood committed there (Hosea 1:5 )
Armoni - Slain to appease the Gibeonites, whose Blood Saul had shed
Avenger - ) One who avenges or vindicates; as, an avenger of Blood
Bloody Flux - The dysentery, a disease in which the flux or discharge from the bowels has a mixture of Blood
Cyanosed - ) Rendered blue, as the surface of the body, from cyanosis or deficient a/ration of the Blood
Paucity - ) Smallnes of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency; as, paucity of Blood
Fibrinoplastin - ) An albuminous substance, existing in the Blood, which in combination with fibrinogen forms fibrin; - called also paraglobulin
Vitalize - ) To endow with life, or vitality; to give life to; to make alive; as, vitalized Blood
Methaemoglobin - It is found in old Blood stains
Agony of Christ - The incident is narrated also in Matthew and Mark, but only Luke mentions the sweat of Blood and the visitation of the angel. The sweat of Blood is understood literally by almost all Catholic interpreters; medical testimony has been alleged that such a phenomenon, though rare, is neither impossible nor preternatural
Acel'Dama - (the field of Blood ) ( Akeldama in the Revised Version), the name given by the Jews of Jerusalem to a field near Jerusalem purchased by Judas with the money which he received for the betrayal of Christ, and so called from his violent death therein. ( Acts 1:19 ) The "field of Blood" is now shown on the steep southern face of the valley or ravine of Hinnom, "southwest of the supposed pool of Siloam
Red - Is the color of warmth and Blood. It is used also on the feasts of the Holy Cross of Our Lord, and on the festivals of all saints who shed their Blood for their faith
Pas-Dammim - The border of Blood = Ephes-dammim (q
Hemacite - ) A composition made from Blood, mixed with mineral or vegetable substances, used for making buttons, door knobs, etc
Phlebotomy - ) The act or practice of opening a vein for letting Blood, in the treatment of disease; venesection; Bloodletting
Propinquity - ) Nearness of Blood; kindred; affinity
Bois Durci - A hard, highly polishable composition, made of fine sawdust from hard wood (as rosewood) mixed with Blood, and pressed
Familiarization - ) The act or process of making familiar; the result of becoming familiar; as, familiarization with scenes of Blood
Antivenin - ) The serum of Blood rendered antitoxic to a venom by repeated injections of small doses of the venom
Omentum - ) A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to connect viscera, support Blood vessels, etc
Avenger of Blood - AVENGER OF Blood . The practice of Blood-revenge has been very widely spread among societies in a certain stage of civilization, where there has been no central authority to enforce law and order, and where the certainty of retaliation has been the only guarantee for security of life. All the members of the tribe, whatever may be the immediate parental relationship, are counted as being of one Blood; a wrong done to one is a wrong done to all, to be avenged if necessary by all the offended clan upon all the clan of the offender. The phrase used by the Arabs is, ‘Our Blood has been shed. ’...
Of the form of Blood-revenge that involved the whole clan or tribe in the murder of a single individual there are still traces in the OT (Joshua 7:24 , 2 Kings 9:25 ). Naturally, however, the duty of avenging the shedding of Blood fell primarily upon him who was nearest of kin to the slaughtered man. The steady effort of Hebrew law was to limit this ancient custom so as to ensure that a Blood feud should not perpetuate itself to the ruin of a whole clan, and that deliberate murder and accidental homicide should not come under the same penalty
Goel - גאל , the avenger of Blood. It would therefore appear that she dreaded lest he should fall by the hand of the Blood avenger, perhaps of some Ishmaelite. The office, therefore, of the goel was in use before the time of Moses; and it was probably filled by the nearest of Blood to the party killed, as the right of redeeming a mortgage field is given to him. To prevent the unnecessary loss of life through a sanguinary spirit of revenge, the Hebrew legislator made various enactments concerning the Blood avenger. If the goel overtook the fugitive before he reached an asylum, and put him to death, he was not considered as guilty of Blood; but if the man-slayer had reached a place of refuge, he was immediately protected, and an inquiry was instituted whether he had a right to such protection and asylum, that is, whether he had caused his neighbour's death undesignedly, or was a deliberate murderer. If, however, the goel found him without the city, or beyond its suburbs, he might slay him without being guilty of Blood, Numbers 35:26-27 . It would seem that if no avenger of Blood appeared, or if he were dilatory in the pursuit of the murderer, it became the duty of the magistrate himself to inflict the sentence of the law; and thus we find that David deemed this to be his duty in the case of Joab, and that Solomon, in obedience to his father's dying entreaty, actually discharged it by putting that murderer to death, ...
1 Kings 2:5 ; 1 Kings 6:28-34 . There is a beautiful allusion to the Blood avenger in Hebrews 6:17-18 . This customary infatuation to revenge the Blood of relations generates most of the feuds, and occasions great Bloodshed among all the tribes of Caucasus; for unless pardon be purchased, or obtained by intermarriage between the two families, the principle of revenge is propagated to all succeeding generations. If the thirst of vengeance is quenched by a price paid to the family of the deceased, this tribute is called thliluasa, or, ‘the price of Blood;' but neither princes nor usdens accept such compensation, as it is an established law among them to demand Blood for Blood. They look for redress of injuries to their own means of revenge, which, in cases of Blood, extends from one generation to another, till Blood is repaid by Blood. " "If one Nubian," remarks Burckhardt, "happen to kill another, he is obliged to pay the debt of Blood to the family of the deceased, and a fine to the governors of six camels, a cow, and seven sheep, or they are taken from his relations. " "When a man or woman is murdered," says Malcolm, "the moment the person by whom the act was perpetrated is discovered, the heir-at-law to the deceased demands vengeance for the Blood. It is alike legal for him to forgive him, to accept a sum of money as the price of Blood, or to put him to death. They led their victims bound to the burial ground, where they put them to death; but the part of the execution that appeared of the most importance, was to make the infant children of the deceased stab the murderers with knives, and imbrue their little hands in the Blood of those who had slain their father. The youngest princes of the Blood that could hold a dagger were made to stab the assassins of Aga Mahomed Khan
Bloody Sweat - A sweat accompanied by a discharge of Blood; a disease, called sweating sickness, formerly prevalent in England and other countries
Haemocytotrypsis - ) A breaking up of the Blood corpuscles, as by pressure, in distinction from solution of the corpuscles, or haemcytolysis
Dissolved - ...
Dissolved Blood, is that which does not readily coagulate
Empyema - ) A collection of Blood, pus, or other fluid, in some cavity of the body, especially that of the pleura
Desmodont - ) A member of a group of South American Blood-sucking bats, of the genera Desmodus and Diphylla
Sacramentalist - ) One who holds the doctrine of the real objective presence of Christ's body and Blood in the holy eucharist
Haemoscope - ) An instrument devised by Hermann, for regulating and measuring the thickness of a layer of Blood for spectroscopic examination
Ira Justa Conditoris - Hymn for Matins on July 1, feast of the Most Precious Blood. The fifth verse reads: ...
When before the Judge we tremble,...
Conscious of His broken laws;...
May this Blood, In that dread hour,...
Cry aloud, and plead our cause;...
Bid our guilty terrors cease,...
Be our pardon and our peace
Consubstantiation - It means an inclusion of one substance in another where the body and Blood of Christ co-exist in the elements of the Supper. The body and Blood of Christ are "in, with, and under" the elements
Venous - ) Of or pertaining to a vein or veins; as, the venous circulation of the Blood. ) Contained in the veins, or having the same qualities as if contained in the veins, that is, having a dark bluish color and containing an insufficient amount of oxygen so as no longer to be fit for oxygenating the tissues; - said of the Blood, and opposed to arterial
Lobulin - It is present in the red Blood corpuscles united with haematin to form haemoglobin. It is also found in the crystalline lens of the eye, and in Blood serum, and is sometimes called crystallin
he Who Once, in Righteous Vengeance - Hymn for Matins on July 1, feast of the Most Precious Blood. The fifth verse reads: ...
When before the Judge we tremble,...
Conscious of His broken laws;...
May this Blood, In that dread hour,...
Cry aloud, and plead our cause;...
Bid our guilty terrors cease,...
Be our pardon and our peace
Cholaemaa - ) A disease characterized by severe nervous symptoms, dependent upon the presence of the constituents of the bile in the Blood
Chlorocruorin - ) A green substance, supposed to be the cause of the green color of the Blood in some species of worms
Aneurism - ) A soft, pulsating, hollow tumor, containing Blood, arising from the preternatural dilation or rupture of the coats of an artery
Cyanosis - ) A condition in which, from insufficient a/ration of the Blood, the surface of the body becomes blue
Plethoric - ) Haeving a full habit of body; characterized by plethora or excess of Blood; as, a plethoric constitution; - used also metaphorically
Sepsin - ) A soluble poison (ptomaine) present in putrid Blood
Water of Separation - Used for purification in cases of ceremonial defilement, without the re-application of Blood
Unshed - ) Not spilt, or made to flow, as Blood or tears
Sin-Offering - The Blood was then carried into the holy of holies and sprinkled on the mercy-seat. And then in the sacrifice itself there is the reality of that incomparable worth and preciousness which were so significantly represented in the sin-offering by the sacredness of its Blood and the hallowed destination of its flesh. With reference to this the Blood of Christ is called emphatically "the precious Blood," and the Blood that "cleanseth from all sin" (1 John 1:7 )
Coagulum - ) The thick, curdy precipitate formed by the coagulation of albuminous matter; any mass of coagulated matter, as a clot of Blood
Bioplast - ) A tiny mass of bioplasm, in itself a living unit and having formative power, as a living white Blood corpuscle; bioblast
Cacochymia - of the Blood
Proximity - ; immediate nearness, either in place, Blood, or alliance
Plethysmography - ) The study, by means of the plethysmograph, of the variations in size of a limb, and hence of its Blood supply
Dyscrasia - ) An ill habit or state of the constitution; - formerly regarded as dependent on a morbid condition of the Blood and humors
Menses - ) The catamenial or menstrual discharge, a periodic flow of Blood or Bloody fluid from the uterus or female generative organs
Leucocyte - ) A colorless corpuscle, as one of the white Blood corpuscles, or those found in lymph, marrow of bone, connective tissue, etc
Aceldama - Field of Blood, a small field south of Jerusalem, which the priest purchased with the thirty pieces of silver that Judas had received as the price of our Savior's Blood, Matthew 27:8 ; Acts 1:19 . Pretending that it was not lawful to appropriate this money to sacred uses, because it was the price of Blood, they purchased with it the so- called potter's field, to be a burying-place for strangers
Aceldama - Aceldama (a-sĕl'da-mah), field of Blood. A field said to have been intended for the burial of strangers, which the chief priests bought with the money returned by Judas, as the price of the Saviour's Blood. The "field of Blood" is now shown on the steep southern face of the valley or ravine of Hinnom
Forbidden Degrees - Degrees of relationship, whether by Blood or by marriage, within which it is not permitted to marry, as explained under affinity and consanguinity
Degrees, Forbidden - Degrees of relationship, whether by Blood or by marriage, within which it is not permitted to marry, as explained under affinity and consanguinity
Bleeder - ) One who, or that which, draws Blood
Leech - A wormlike, Blood-sucking parasite of the class Hirudinae which serves as an symbol of an insatiable appetite (Proverbs 30:15 ; KJV, horseleach)
Fluxionary - ) Pertaining to, or caused by, an increased flow of Blood to a part; congestive; as, a fluxionary hemorrhage
Ecchymosis - ) A livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of Blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion
Reengill - ) An oyster which has the gills tinged with a green pigment, said to be due to an abnormal condition of the Blood
Megalocyte - ) A large, flattened corpuscle, twice the diameter of the ordinary red corpuscle, found in considerable numbers in the Blood in profound anaemia
Unabsorbable - ), not capable of absorption; unable to pass by osmosis into the circulating Blood; as, the unabsorbable portion of food
Cystoplast - ) A nucleated cell having an envelope or cell wall, as a red Blood corpuscle or an epithelial cell; a cell concerned in growth
Sinople - ) Ferruginous quartz, of a Blood-red or brownish red color, sometimes with a tinge of yellow
Aceldama - But it having been afterward bought with the money by which the high priest and ruler of the Jews purchased the Blood of Jesus, it was called Aceldama, or the Field of Blood
Affinity - ) Relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife's Blood relations, or between a wife and her husband's Blood relations); - in contradistinction to consanguinity, or relationship by Blood; - followed by with, to, or between
Angio - A prefix, or combining form, in numerous compounds, usually relating to seed or Blood vessels, or to something contained in, or covered by, a vessel
Petechiae - ) Small crimson, purple, or livid spots, like flea-bites, due to extravasation of Blood, which appear on the skin in malignant fevers, etc
Riffe - ) A person of mixed negro and American Indian Blood
Hematinic - ) Any substance, such as an iron salt or organic compound containing iron, which when ingested tends to increase the hemoglobin contents of the Blood
Depurative - ) Purifying the Blood or the humors; depuratory
Vapid - ) Having lost its life and spirit; dead; spiritless; insipid; flat; dull; unanimated; as, vapid beer; a vapid speech; a vapid state of the Blood
Vitiation - ) The act of vitiating, or the state of being vitiated; depravation; corruption; invalidation; as, the vitiation of the Blood; the vitiation of a contract
Blood - The actual Blood shed by Abel and lying on the ground called loudly for the punishment of the murderer. The lamb and its Blood are types of CHRIST and His Blood. Those of the same Blood are brought before the judgment seat for the adjustment of their difficulties. The nation was formed with difficulty and trouble which is compared to the birth of a baby whereby Blood is shed. ...
John 1:13 (a) This is a definite statement that no one becomes a child of GOD because of his parents, or through any Blood stream. Salvation or Christianity is not passed down to the children through the Blood stream of the father or the mother. ...
John 6:54 (a) The Blood in this case is a type or a picture of the life and death of CHRIST and the Person of CHRIST appropriated by the believer for salvation. ...
Acts 17:26 (a) This Blood is a type or a symbol of the universal character of human beings as distinguished from all animal life. All human beings are made of the same kind of Blood. It is different from animal Blood, but it is always human Blood. The appearance of Blood indicates death. ...
1 John 1:7 (a) The Blood here represents the sacrifice of CHRIST at Calvary with all the saving power connected with it. GOD has made a "blood bank. " Any person who believes in and accepts the Lord JESUS CHRIST may and does receive the benefits of that precious Blood. ...
Revelation 17:6 (b) This Blood represents the death of multitudes who have been slain by this wicked church under the guise of serving GOD
Bloodletting - ) The act or process of letting Blood or bleeding, as by opening a vein or artery, or by cupping or leeches; - esp
Reduvid - They live by sucking the Blood of other insects, and some species also attack man
Hemostatic - ) Of or relating to stagnation of the Blood
Lamia - ) A monster capable of assuming a woman's form, who was said to devour human beings or suck their Blood; a vampire; a sorceress; a witch
Microcyte - ) One of the elementary granules found in Blood
Conduit - A vessel that conveys the Blood or other fluid. The conduits of my Blood
Aorta - ) The great artery which carries the Blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system
Disc - ) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a Blood disc, a germinal disc, etc
Fibrinogen - ) An albuminous substance existing in the Blood, and in other animal fluids, which either alone or with fibrinoplastin or paraglobulin forms fibrin, and thus causes coagulation
Oecoid - ) The colorless porous framework, or stroma, of red Blood corpuscles from which the zooid, or hemoglobin and other substances of the corpuscles, may be dissolved out
Uacho - ) One of the mixed-blood (Spanish-Indian) inhabitants of the pampas of South America; a mestizo
Transubstantiate - ) To change, as the sacramental elements, bread and wine, into the flesh and Blood of Christ
Abel - THE Blood OF SPRINKLING...
RIGHTEOUS Abel would have silenced his own accusing Blood if he only could. Whatever dead Abel's Blood may have cried, I feel sure what dying Abel himself cried. ...
If Cain had only done the exact opposite of what he immediately did as soon as he had buried Abel: if he had only determined in spite of it all still to abide in the land of Eden; if he had only kept himself in the presence of the Lord, and had not allowed himself to go out from the presence of the Lord; if he had only laid the foundations of his city beside Abel's grave, then Abel's prayer for his brother would have been heard, and Abel's Blood from that day would have begun to speak almost like the Blood of Christ itself. Had Cain all his after days prevented the dawning of the morning that he might offer unceasing sacrifices beside his brother's grave; had he risen from his bed at midnight till, being in an agony, his sweat was as it were great drops of Blood falling to the ground on Abel's grave; then Cain would have been a pattern that in him God might first show forth all long-suffering to those who should after Cain believe to life everlasting. And if you would but determine to learn tonight of Cain and Abel; if you would but keep at home and dwell in the presence of your past sin, and in the presence of the Lord; if you would but build your house, and if God would but prepare your table, in the presence of your enemies; now that Christ's atoning Blood has taken the place of Abel's accusing Blood; now that Christ's peace-speaking Blood is every day and every night being sprinkled from heaven upon His and other men's murderers,-you would even yet escape being a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and would be made a fellow-citizen with the saints, and of the household of God. Will they listen and let me speak a word or two to them on the Blood of Abel? One word which I have purchased a right to speak. If any minister would be shut up and determined to preach nothing else and nothing ever but the peace-speaking Blood of Christ, let him read every night in his communion-roll, in his young communicants' class list, and in his pastoral visitation-book. That name, that name, that name, that family of names! Where are the owners of all these names? What account can I give of them? If they are not here tonight, where are they? Why are they not here, and why are they where they are? What a preacher Paul must have been, and what a pastor, and supported and seconded by what a staff of elders, since he was able to say to his assembled kirk-session in Ephesus that he was clear of the Blood of all his people! What mornings to his tent-making, and to his sermons, and to his epistles; and what afternoons and evenings to humility, and to tears, and to temptations, both publicly and from house to house! Like Samuel Rutherford, and long before his day, always at his books, always among his people, always at their sick-beds, always catechising their children, always preaching and always praying. We ministers must always appear before our people, and before God, clothed from head to foot with humility, with a rope upon our heads, and with nothing in our bands or in our mouths but the cross of Christ and the Blood of Christ, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. ...
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The Blood of Christ! O my brethren, what Blood the Blood of Christ must be! What wonderful, what wonder-working Blood! What amazing Blood! How can even the Blood of Christ atone for, and make amends to God and man for, all our envy, and malice, and murder of men's bodies, souls, and reputations? The more I think of that-I do not know, I cannot tell, I cannot imagine. For the Holy Ghost also is the purchase of Christ's Blood, a new heart also, and a whole lifetime of the means of grace The Bible also, the Sabbath day, the Lord's table, a minister after God's own heart, deep, divine, unsearchable providences, a peaceful death-bed, a happy resurrection morning, a place at the right hand of the Judge, an open acknowledgment and acquittal on the day of judgment, 'Come, ye blessed of My Father,' and then a mansion with our own name in Blood upon its door-post and its lintel to all eternity! Yes; precious Blood indeed! What Blood that must be that can so outery and drown silent in its depths all the accusing cries that are even now going up to God all behind me and all around me! I feel that I would need a whole Redeemer and all His redeeming Blood to myself. But, then, after that fountain filled with Blood has drowned in the depths of the sea all the accusations that my sinful life has raised against me, that same Blood will still flow for you and will do the same service for you. And the Blood of Christ is the same Blood yesterday, today, and for ever. For after it has spoken better things than that of Abel to you and to me, it will still abide and will still do the same service to our children and to their children, till a multitude that no man can number have washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb. No wonder that Paul called that Blood not the Blood of Christ only, but the Blood of God
Abel - Hebrews 12:24 compares Abel's Blood with Christ's Blood. Abel's Blood calls for vengeance, but Christ's Blood carries with it the idea of forgiveness ( Matthew 23:35 ; Luke 11:51 ; 1 John 1:7 )
Redeemer - So Christ became a partaker of flesh and Blood, that as our near kinsman he might redeem for us the heavenly inheritance, Job 19:25,26 . ...
The nearest kinsman was also called the redeemer of Blood-in our English translation, the avenger, or revenger of Blood; and had a right to revenge the Blood of his murdered kinsman, Numbers 35:12,19,21 Deuteronomy 19:6,12
Bartholomew's Day - (the 24th August) is a day distinguished in history, as the anniversary of the horrid and atrocious sacrifice of human Blood called the Parisian Massacre
Cachexy - ) A condition of ill health and impairment of nutrition due to impoverishment of the Blood, esp
Hemautography - ) The obtaining of a curve similar to a pulse curve or sphygmogram by allowing the Blood from a divided artery to strike against a piece of paper
Engorged - ) Filled to excess with Blood or other liquid; congested
Vasomotor - ) Causing movement in the walls of vessels; as, the vasomotor mechanisms; the vasomotor nerves, a system of nerves distributed over the muscular coats of the Blood vessels
Leucocythemia - ) A disease in which the white corpuscles of the Blood are largely increased in number, and there is enlargement of the spleen, or the lymphatic glands; leuchaemia
Strangled - ‘Blood’ means murder, ‘fornication’ adultery, and for ‘things strangled’ is substituted harmfulness. idolatry and its accompaniment, fornication; Blood; things strangled. Now Blood-offerings and strangled offerings are mentioned in the OT as found among idolatrous Jews (Ezekiel 33:25, Isaiah 65:4; Isaiah 66:3; Isaiah 66:17). To eat Blood in any form is contrary to the teaching of the OT. They do not shed the Blood, and it does not therefore call for vengeance from the ground
Blood And Water - BLOOD AND WATER (John 19:31-37). On being withdrawn the spear was followed by a gush of Blood and water. 36: ‘Blood does not flow from dead bodies, τοῦ δὲ κατἁ τὸν Ἱησοῦν νεκροῦ σύματος τὀ ταράδοξον. During His dread and mysterious dereliction on the cross (see Dereliction) His heart swelled until it burst, and the Blood was ‘effused into the distended sac of the pericardium, and afterwards separated, as is usual with extravasated Blood, into these two parts, viz. ’ When the distended sac was pierced from beneath, it discharged ‘its sanguineous contents in the form of red clots of Blood and a stream of watery serum, exactly corresponding to the description given by the sacred narrative, “and forthwith came there out Blood and water. ’...
It was a favourite idea with the Fathers that the Water and the Blood were symbolic of the Sacraments
Dimon - Probably equating to Dibon, as a play between it and dam, "blood"; Dimon's waters shall be full of dam
Filanders - ) A disease in hawks, characterized by the presence of small threadlike worms, also of filaments of coagulated Blood, from the rupture of a vein; - called also backworm
Ecchymose - ) To discolor by the production of an ecchymosis, or effusion of Blood, beneath the skin; - chiefly used in the passive form; as, the parts were much ecchymosed
Ichor - ) An ethereal fluid that supplied the place of Blood in the veins of the gods
Malassimilation - ) An imperfect elaboration by the tissues of the materials brought to them by the Blood
Kinsman - who bought us with His Blood and has taken us to be His bride
Haemol - ) A dark brown powder containing iron, prepared by the action of zinc dust as a reducing agent upon the coloring matter of the Blood, used medicinally as a hematinic
Fibrin - ) A white, albuminous, fibrous substance, formed in the coagulation of the Blood either by decomposition of fibrinogen, or from the union of fibrinogen and paraglobulin which exist separately in the Blood
Cyanopathy - ) A disease in which the body is colored blue in its surface, arising usually from a malformation of the heart, which causes an imperfect arterialization of the Blood; blue jaundice
Carotid - ) One of the two main arteries of the neck, by which Blood is conveyed from the aorta to the head
Nikkur - ("deveining"): The procedure of removing the sciatic nerve as well as certain forbidden Blood vessels and fats from the hindquarters of a slaughtered animal
Dysentery - ) A disease attended with inflammation and ulceration of the colon and rectum, and characterized by griping pains, constant desire to evacuate the bowels, and the discharge of mucus and Blood
Uropoetic - ) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a system of organs which eliminate nitrogenous waste matter from the Blood of certain invertebrates
Kissing Bug - Any one of several species of Blood-sucking, venomous Hemiptera that sometimes bite the lip or other parts of the human body, causing painful sores, as the cone-nose (Conorhinus sanguisuga)
Lecithin - ) A complex, nitrogenous phosphorized substance widely distributed through the animal body, and especially conspicuous in the brain and nerve tissue, in yolk of eggs, and in the white Blood corpuscles
Sanguinary - ) Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed Blood. ) Attended with much Bloodshed; Bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle
Species, Sacred - (Latin: species, appearance) ...
The bread and wine after the consecration by which they are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ, retaining only the appearances of what they were formerly
Sacred Species - (Latin: species, appearance) ...
The bread and wine after the consecration by which they are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ, retaining only the appearances of what they were formerly
Horse-Leech, - ( Proverbs 30:16 ) There is little doubt that 'alukah denotes some species of leech, or rather is the generic term for any Blood-sucking annelid
Sheerah - (sshee' ee ruh) Personal name perhaps meaning, “blood kin
Affinity - Consanguinity is relationship by Blood
Rheometer - ) An instrument for measuring the velocity of the Blood current in the arteries
Venosity - ) A condition in which the circulation is retarded, and the entire mass of Blood is less oxygenated than it normally is
Thrombosis - ) The obstruction of a Blood vessel by a clot formed at the site of obstruction; - distinguished from embolism, which is produced by a clot or foreign body brought from a distance
Thumb - In the ritual of the consecration of Aaron and his sons ( Exodus 29:20 , Leviticus 8:23-24 ) Blood was sprinkled on ‘the tip of the right ear, upon the thumb of the right hand and the great toe of the right foot. ’ The cleansed leper was similarly sprinkled with Blood and oil ( Leviticus 14:14 ; Leviticus 14:17 ; Leviticus 14:25 ; Leviticus 14:28 ). The action seems to have symbolized the consecration (or purification) of the whole man, the extremities only being touched, just as only the horns of the altar were sprinkled with the Blood
Martyr - A witness, Matthew 18:16 Luke 24:48 ; in ecclesiastical history, "a witness, by the shedding of his Blood, in testifying to the truth. It is doubtless possible to be put to death as a Christian, without real love for Christ, 1 Corinthians 13:3 ; but in general "the noble army of the martyrs" have borne a true and overwhelming testimony to the power and preciousness of faith in Christ; and their Blood witnesses before God against their foes, especially against that apostate church which is "drunken with the Blood of the martyrs of Jesus," Revelation 17:6
Propitiation - It is used of the ram offered at the consecration of the high priest, Exodus 29:33 , and of the Blood which God gave upon the altar to make "propitiation" for the souls of the people, and that because "the life of the flesh is in the Blood," Leviticus 17:11 , and "it is the Blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life" (RV). ...
Elsewhere in the NT it occurs in Romans 3:25 , where it is used of Christ Himself; the RV text and punctuation in this verse are important: "whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, by His Blood. " The phrase "by His Blood" is to be taken in immediate connection with "propitiation. His "blood" stands for the voluntary giving up of His life, by the shedding of His Blood in expiatory sacrifice, under Divine judgment righteously due to us as sinners, faith being the sole condition on man's part. ...
Note: "By metonymy, 'blood' is sometimes put for 'death,' inasmuch as, Blood being essential to life, Leviticus 17:11 , when the Blood is shed life is given up, that is, death takes place. The fundamental principle on which God deals with sinners is expressed in the words 'apart from shedding of Blood,' i. ...
"But whereas the essential of the type lay in the fact that Blood was shed, the essential of the antitype lies in this, that the Blood shed was that of Christ. Hence, in connection with Jewish sacrifices, 'the Blood' is mentioned without reference to the victim from which it flowed, but in connection with the great antitypical sacrifice of the NT the words 'the Blood' never stand alone; the One Who shed the Blood is invariably specified, for it is the Person that gives value to the work; the saving efficacy of the Death depends entirely upon the fact that He Who died was the Son of God
Hemadynamometer - ) An instrument by which the pressure of the Blood in the arteries, or veins, is measured by the height to which it will raise a column of mercury; - called also a haemomanometer
Akin - ) Of the same kin; related by Blood; - used of persons; as, the two families are near akin
Shedding - ) The act of shedding, separating, or casting off or out; as, the shedding of Blood
Danewort - ) A fetid European species of elder (Sambucus Ebulus); dwarf elder; wallwort; elderwort; - called also Daneweed, Dane's weed, and Dane's-blood
Adust - ) Having much heat in the constitution and little serum in the Blood
Recrement - ) A substance secreted from the Blood and again absorbed by it
Mytilotoxine - It either causes paralysis of the muscles, or gives rise to convulsions, including death by an accumulation of carbonic acid in the Blood
Sardius - Or SARDINE, a species of precious stone of a Blood red, or sometimes of a flesh-color
Bloodguilt - Guilt usually incurred through Bloodshed. Bloodguilt made a person ritually unclean (Numbers 35:33-34 ) and was incurred by killing a person who did not deserve to die (Deuteronomy 19:10 ; Jeremiah 26:15 ; Jonah 1:14 ). Killing in self-defense and execution of criminals are exempted from Bloodguilt (Exodus 22:2 ; Leviticus 20:9 ). Bloodguilt was incurred (1) by intentional killing (Judges 9:24 ; 1Samuel 25:26,1 Samuel 25:33 ; 2 Kings 9:26 ; Jeremiah 26:15 ); (2) by unintentional killing (See Numbers 35:22-28 where one who accidentally kills another may be killed by the avenger of Blood implying that the accidental murderer had Bloodguilt. See Genesis 42:22 ; Deuteronomy 19:10 ; Deuteronomy 22:8 ; Joshua 2:19 ); (4) a person was under Bloodguilt if those for whom he was responsible committed murder (1Kings 2:5,1 Kings 2:31-33 ); and (5) the killing of a sacrifice at an unauthorized altar imputed Bloodguilt (Leviticus 17:4 ). The avenger of Blood could take action in the first two instances but not in the latter three. If, however, the accidental killer left the boundaries of the city of refuge, the avenger of Blood could kill in revenge without incurring Bloodguilt (Numbers 35:31-32 ; Deuteronomy 19:13 ). The community was held to be Bloodguilty if it failed to provide asylum for the accidental killer (Deuteronomy 19:10 ). ...
In cases where the Blood of an innocent victim was unavenged, the Blood of the innocent cried out to God (Genesis 4:10 ; Isaiah 26:21 ; Ezekiel 24:7-9 ; compare Job 16:18 ), and God became the avenger for that person (Genesis 9:5 ; 2 Samuel 4:11 ; 2 Kings 9:7 ; Psalm 9:12 ; Hosea 1:4 ). Even the descendants of the Bloodguilty person might suffer the consequences of God's judgment (2 Samuel 3:28-29 ; 2 Samuel 21:1 ; 1 Kings 21:29 ). Manasseh's Bloodguilt and Judah's failure to do anything about it was the cause of Judah's downfall over 50 years after Manasseh's reign (2 Kings 24:4 ). ...
Judas incurred Bloodguilt by betraying Jesus (“innocent Blood,” Matthew 27:4 ). Those who called for the crucifixion accepted the burden of Bloodguilt for themselves and their children (Matthew 27:25 ). Pilate accepted no responsibility for the shedding of innocent Blood (Matthew 27:24 )
Butchery - ) A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where Blood is shed
Plethysmograph - ) An instrument for determining and registering the variations in the size or volume of a limb, as the arm or leg, and hence the variations in the amount of Blood in the limb
Aceldama - ) The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his Master, and therefore called the field of Blood. : A field of Bloodshed
Hertz, Heinrich Rudolf - Born on February 22, 1857 in Hamburg, Germany; died on January 1, 1894 in Bonn, Germany of Blood poisoning
Eucharist - They correspond, representatively, to the body and Blood of Christ
Parage - ) Equality of condition, Blood, or dignity; also, equality in the partition of an inheritance
Avenger of Blood - He who prosecuted the man-slayer under the law was called the avenger of Blood, and had a right to slay the person, if he found him without a city of refuge
Heinrich Hertz - Born on February 22, 1857 in Hamburg, Germany; died on January 1, 1894 in Bonn, Germany of Blood poisoning
Caspar Del Bufalo, Blessed - (1786-1837) Confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Most Precious Blood, born Rome; died there. Banished and imprisoned, 1810-1814, for refusing to swear allegiance to Napoleon, he returned to Rome and established, 1815, a congregation of secular-priests to give missions and spread devotion to the Most Precious Blood
Red - ) Of the color of Blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part. ) The color of Blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these
Eucharist - The Catholic Church teaches that ...
"in the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of the God-man are really, truly, substantially, and abidingly present together with His Soul and Divinity for the nourishment of souls, by reason of the Transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, which takes place in the unbloody sacrifice of the New Testament, i,e
Haematoin - ) A substance formed from the hematin of Blood, by removal of the iron through the action of concentrated sulphuric acid
Riff - ) A person of mixed Blood
Urea - It is also present in small quantity in Blood, serous fluids, lymph, the liver, etc
Urohaematin - ) Urinary haematin; - applied to the normal coloring matter of the urine, on the supposition that it is formed either directly or indirectly (through bilirubin) from the haematin of the Blood
Festivis Resonent Compita Vocibus - Hymn for Vespers on the feast of the Most Precious Blood, July 1,
Inflammation - A response to cellular injury characterized by redness, infiltration of white Blood cells, heat, and frequently pain
Strangled - 1: πνικτός (Strong's #4156 — Adjective — pniktos — pnik-tos' ) from pnigo, "to choke," occurs in Acts 15:20,29 ; 21:25 , of the flesh of animals killed by strangling, without shedding their Blood (see, e
Chaud-Medley - ) The killing of a person in an affray, in the heat of Blood, and while under the influence of passion, thus distinguished from chance-medley or killing in self-defense, or in a casual affray
Frank-Marriage - ) A certain tenure in tail special; an estate of inheritance given to a man his wife (the wife being of the Blood of the donor), and descendible to the heirs of their two bodies begotten
Hail, Holy Wounds of Jesus, Hail - Hymn for Lauds on July 1, feast of the Most Precious Blood
Hematoidin - ) A crystalline or amorphous pigment, free from iron, formed from hematin in old Blood stains, and in old hemorrhages in the body
Arrhabonarii - A sect who held that the Eucharist is neither the real flesh or Blood of Christ, nor yet the sign of them, but only the pledge or earnest thereof
Salvete Christi Vulnera - Hymn for Lauds on July 1, feast of the Most Precious Blood
With Glad And Joyous Strains Now Let Each Street r - Hymn for Vespers on the feast of the Most Precious Blood, July 1,
Sprinkling - The first account we meet with in the Bible concerning sprinkling as a religious ordinance, is at the institution of the Passover, when Moses, at the command of the Lord, enjoined the children of Israel to take of the Blood of the lamb appointed to be slain, and strike the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, where they eat the Passover. And hence, in allusion to this, we find the Holy Ghost, by his servant the apostle, telling the church in after-ages that they were come to the Blood of sprinkling. (Compare Exodus 12:7 with Hebrews 12:24) So that we cannot err in making application from the type to the thing signified; and as the Holy Ghost in so many words calls Christ our Passover, (1 Corinthians 5:7) hence the Blood of sprinkling must mean the application of the whole benefits of Christ's sacrifice and death to the souls of his redeemed. And hence, when the Holy Ghost is recording the faith of Moses, in his view, of the Lord Jesus Christ, the blessed Spirit expresseth the whole of Moses's dependance upon Christ by this one act of the ordinance appointed—"Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of Blood, lest he that destroyed the first born should touch them. " (Hebrews 11:28) We find the same blessed allusion to Christ and his Blood in other acts of the Jewish law. ) And the apostle Peter expresseth the whole of the fulness of Christ's salvation, and the two grand branches of it, the obedience and the sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ. I do not take upon me to determine the matter, but I would ask, is it not probable the custom was taken from Scripture? and is it not probable also that the meaning of it had an allusion to the precious doctrine of the application and sprinkling of the Blood of Christ? It is worthy of farther remark, as an additional reason to this probability, that one of the prophets when speaking of Christ, said that he should sprinkle many nations. (Isaiah 52:15) And another prophet was commissioned to teach the church that their recovery from sin and from all uncleanness should be accomplished by the Lord's sprinkling the people with the clean water of his covenant, even the Blood of Christ
Price of Blood - PRICE OF Blood (τιμὴ αἴματος, Matthew 27:6). It had been soiled by the hands of a traitor, and associated with Blood-guiltiness of a kind that they had no desire to share. If the money was soiled, who was responsible, if not those who had taken it (perhaps directly from the Temple-treasury) and sent it on its dastardly mission? Why should they, who had paid the price of Blood, scruple about taking it back? ‘If it was sinful to put back the price of Blood in the sacred treasury, how was it any more permissible to take it out?’ (Calvin, NT Com. The curse of treachery was now associated with it, and would help to intensify their loathing when they spoke of it as the price of Blood. When the three mighty men at the risk of their lives brought the king a draught of water from the well of Bethlehem, he scrupled to drink it, because it was so closely associated with the Blood of the men who had risked their lives to procure it. It had been procured at the price of Blood, and he could not use it in the common way. It was hallowed by the sacrifice associated with it, just as the Blood-money in Judas’ hands was tainted and defiled by a betrayal equivalent to murder
Hemin - ) A substance, in the form of reddish brown, microscopic, prismatic crystals, formed from dried Blood by the action of strong acetic acid and common salt; - called also Teichmann's crystals
Fitz - of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the Blood; as, Fitzroy, the son of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence
Flooding - ) An abnormal or excessive discharge of Blood from the uterus
Transubstantiation - ) The doctrine held by Roman Catholics, that the bread and wine in the Mass is converted into the body and Blood of Christ; - distinguished from consubstantiation, and impanation
Pasdammin - (pass dam' mihn) Place name meaning, “boundary of Blood
Animal - The Blood of all kinds of animals generally, and in all cases, was prohibited on pain of death, Leviticus 3:17 ; Leviticus 7:23-27 . ...
A second argument is furnished by the prohibition of Blood for food, after animals had been granted to man for his sustenance along with the "herb of the field. " From this it has indeed been argued, that the doctrine of the atoning power of Blood was new, and was then, for the first time, announced by Moses, or the same reason for the prohibition would have been given to Noah. That unless the same be supposed as the ground of the prohibition of Blood to Noah, as that given by Moses to the Jews, no reason at all can be conceived for this restraint being put upon the appetite of mankind from Noah to Moses. That it is a mistake to suppose, that the declaration of Moses to the Jews, that God had "given them the Blood for an atonement," is an additional reason for the interdict, not to be found in the original prohibition to Noah. The whole passage in Leviticus 17, is, "And thou shalt say to them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of Blood, I will even set my face against that soul that eateth Blood, and I will cut him off from among his people: FOR THE LIFE of the flesh is in the Blood; and I...
have given it upon the altar, to make atonement for your souls: for it is the Blood (or LIFE) that maketh atonement for the soul. " The great reason, then, of the prohibition of Blood is, that it is the LIFE; and what follows respecting atonement is exegetical of this reason; the life is in the Blood, and the Blood or life is given as an atonement. Now, by turning to the original prohibition of Genesis, we find that precisely the same reason is given: "But the flesh with the Blood, which is the life thereof, shall ye not eat. Blood is prohibited for this cause, that it is the life; and Moses adds, that it is "the Blood," or life, "which makes atonement. " Let any one attempt to discover any cause for the prohibition of Blood to Noah, in the mere circumstance that it is "the life," and he will find it impossible. The manner, too, in which Moses introduces the subject is indicative that, although he was renewing a prohibition, he was not publishing a "new doctrine;" he does not teach his people that God had then given, or appointed, Blood to make atonement; but he prohibits them from eating it, because he had made this appointment, without reference to time, and as a subject with which they were familiar. Because the Blood was the life, it was sprinkled upon, and poured out at, the altar: and we have in the sacrifice of the paschal lamb, and the sprinkling of its Blood, a sufficient proof, that, before the giving of the law, not only was Blood not eaten, but was appropriated to a sacred sacrificial purpose. Nor was this confined to the Jews; it was customary with the Romans and Greeks, who, in like manner, poured out and sprinkled the Blood of victims at their altars, a rite derived, probably, from the Egyptians, as they derived it, not from Moses, but from the sons of Noah. The notion, indeed, that the Blood of the victims was peculiarly sacred to the gods, is impressed upon all ancient Pagan mythology
Cognation - ) Relationship by Blood; descent from the same original; kindred
Karl Von Vierordt - Developed techniques and tools for the monitoring Blood circulation
Cosinage - ) Collateral relationship or kindred by Blood; consanguinity
Singlestick - ) The game played with singlesticks, in which he who first brings Blood from his adversary's head is pronounced victor; backsword; cudgeling
Serum - ) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as Blood, milk, etc
Vierordt, Karl Von - Developed techniques and tools for the monitoring Blood circulation
Abel - His offering, made by the shedding of Blood, was that of a penitent sinner confiding in the atonement ordained of God; and it was accepted, "God testifying of his gifts," probably by fire from heaven; "by which he obtained witness that he was righteous," that is, justified, Hebrews 11:4 . "The Blood of Abel" called from the ground for vengeance, Genesis 4:10 ; but the Blood of Christ claims forgiveness and salvation for his people, Hebrews 12:24 1 John 1:7 ...
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Murder - God would require expiation for the Blood of man, whether it was shed by beast or by man; at the hand of every man's brother, or kinsman, God would require the life of man. "Whoso sheddeth man's Blood, by man shall his Blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man
Sprinkle - Isaiah 32:15 (a) In the days of the tabernacle Moses sprinkled the Blood on everything in the tabernacle, and this was a sign to all others that GOD owned these things and had appointed these things for His own purpose and plan. So in the death of CHRIST He is telling us figuratively that in every nation, and among all peoples He will sprinkle the Blood of His Son on hearts and lives to make them His own children, and to save them by His grace. ...
Hebrews 10:22 (b) The teaching in this passage probably is that the Spirit of GOD works through His Word on the heart and the mind of the believer to remove from him the sense of guilt, because the precious Blood of CHRIST has been shed to put away his sins
Ore - ) Blood; especially, Blood that after effusion has become thick or clotted
Circulation - ) The movement of the Blood in the Blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent
Ore - ) Blood; especially, Blood that after effusion has become thick or clotted
Pas-Dammim - Pas-dammim (păs'dăm'mim), boundary of Blood
Haceldama - (Aramaic, hagal dema, field of Blood) ...
Name given to the potter's field, purchased with the price of the treason of Judas to be a burial-place for strangers (Matthew 27; Acts 1)
Drop - 1: θρόμβος (Strong's #2361 — Noun Masculine — thrombos — throm'-bos ) "a large, thick drop of clotted Blood" (etymologically akin to trepho, "to curdle"), is used in Luke 22:44 , in the plural, in the narrative of the Lord's agony in Gethsemane
Crasis - ) A mixture of constituents, as of the Blood; constitution; temperament
Aucho - ) A member of an Indian population, somewhat affected by Spanish Blood, in the archipelagoes off the Chilean coast
Cupping - ) The operation of drawing Blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot
Concomitancy - ) The doctrine of the existence of the entire body of Christ in the eucharist, under each element, so that the body and Blood are both received by communicating in one kind only
Devon - Those of pure Blood have a deep red color
Venal - ) Of or pertaining to veins; venous; as, venal Blood
Thoroughbred - ) Bred from the best Blood through a long line; pure-blooded; - said of stock, as horses
Sardius - אדם , so called from its redness, Exodus 28:17 ; Exodus 39:10 ; Ezekiel 28:13 ; σαρδιος , Revelation 21:20 ; a precious stone of a Blood-red colour
Extravasation - ) The act of forcing or letting out of its proper vessels or ducts, as a fluid; effusion; as, an extravasation of Blood after a rupture of the vessels
Potters Field - It was called the "field of Blood" (Matthew 27:7-10 )
Aspirator - ) An instrument for the evacuation of the fluid contents of tumors or collections of Blood
Aceldama - ...
A field said to have laid south of Jerusalem, the same as the potters field, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his master, and therefore called the field of Blood
Digestion - ) The conversion of food, in the stomach and intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable of being absorbed by the Blood
Ascent of Blood - ASCENT OF Blood ( Joshua 15:7 , RV Osteopathy - ) A system of treatment based on the theory that diseases are chiefly due to deranged mechanism of the bones, nerves, Blood vessels, and other tissues, and can be remedied by manipulations of these parts
Lobule - ) A minute spherical or rounded structure; as Blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles, minute fungi, spores, etc
Lobule - ) A minute spherical or rounded structure; as Blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles, minute fungi, spores, etc
Charger - A shallow vessel for receiving water or Blood, also for presenting offerings of fine flour with oil
Manaen - A foster-brother of Herod Antipas, but unlike him in character and end: Manaen was a minister of Christ at Antioch; Herod was guilty of the Blood of both Christ and his forerunner, Acts 13:1
Paleness - ...
The Blood the virgin's cheek forsook, ...
A livid paleness spreads o'er all her look
Kinsman - The goel among the Hebrews was the nearest male Blood relation alive. ) of Blood (Numbers 35:21 ) in the case of the murder of the next of kin
Bones - ‘Bone of my bone’ answers to the English phrase ‘of the same Blood’; but the concluding words of Ephesians 5:30 should be omitted. In Luke 24:39 the unique expression seems to emphasize the nature of the Resurrection body, as different from the ordinary ‘flesh and Blood
Nergal - This idol probably represented the planet Mars, which was ever the emblem of Bloodshed. He was represented as holding in one had a drawn sword, and in the other, by the hair, a human head just cut off; his garments were Blood red, as the light of the planet is also reddish. His temple among the Arabs was painted red; and they offered to him garments sprinkled with Blood, and also a warrior, (probably a prisoner,) who was cast into a pool
Toe - It was anointed with Blood to show that the walk of the Christian was to be under the cleansing Blood of CHRIST, and the anointing of oil was to show that the walk was to be devoted to the leading of the Spirit. JESUS' whole feet were covered with Blood, for He walked perfectly with GOD
Horse-Leech - A sort of worm that lives in water, of a black or brown colour, which fattens upon the flesh, and does not quit it till it is entirely full of Blood. Thus Plautus makes one say, speaking of the determination to get money, "I will turn myself into a horse-leech, and suck out their Blood;" and Cicero, in one of his letters to Atticus, calls the common people of Rome horse-leeches of the treasury. As the horse-leech had two daughters, cruelty and thirst of Blood, which cannot be satisfied, so the oppressor of the poor has two dispositions, rapacity and avarice, which, never say they have enough, but continually demand additional gratifications
Pelican - Austin, and Isidore, that the pelican feeds her young with her Blood, and by sprinkling it on her young also contributes to their life. Be the fact so or not, yet certain it is that our heavenly Pelican both feeds and sprinkles his young with his Blood, and is their life and their portion for ever. He saith himself, "Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his Blood, ye have no life in you. And whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my: Blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day
Contusion - ) A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of Blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound
Three Whats - What by? By the precious Blood of Christ
Chyle - It is absorbed by the lacteals, and conveyed into the Blood by the thoracic duct
Pressor - ) Causing, or giving rise to, pressure or to an increase of pressure; as, pressor nerve fibers, stimulation of which excites the vasomotor center, thus causing a stronger contraction of the arteries and consequently an increase of the arterial Blood pressure; - opposed to depressor
Siphonostomata - They have a mouth adapted to suck Blood
Red-Handed - ) Having hands red with Blood; in the very act, as if with red or Bloody hands; - said of a person taken in the act of homicide; hence, fresh from the commission of crime; as, he was taken red-hand or red-handed
Serolin - ) A peculiar fatty substance found in the Blood, probably a mixture of fats, cholesterin, etc
Mass - This ceremony is symbolically carried out by the priest and involves Consecration where the bread and wine are changed into the body and Blood of Jesus
Malaria Parasite - Haematozoon) which in their adult condition live in the tissues of mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles (which see) and when transferred to the Blood of man, by the bite of the mosquito, produce malaria
Kindred - ) Relatives by Blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other
Charger, - a shallow vessel for receiving water or Blood, also for presenting offerings of fine flour with oil
Murder - Genesis 9:5-6, "whose sheddeth man's Blood, by man shall his Blood be shed; for in the image of God made He man. " His Blood was so sacred that "God requires it (compare Psalms 9:12) of every beast"; so the ox that gored man must be killed (Exodus 21:28). But after the flood God delegated thenceforth the murderer's punishment, which is death, to man; life must go for life, Blood for Blood. The cities of refuge saved the manslayer, but not the murderer, from the Blood avenger. Bloodshed in any way, even in war, brought pollution (Numbers 35:33-34; Deuteronomy 21:1-9; 1 Chronicles 28:3, David; 1 Chronicles 22:8)
Clot - a soft, slimy, coagulated mass, as of Blood; a coagulum
Dimonah - (di moh' nah) Place name related to Hebrew word for Blood
Posset - ) To curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate; as, to posset the Blood
Secrete - ) To separate from the Blood and elaborate by the process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion
Elutriate - ) To wash or strain out so as to purify; as, to elutriate the Blood as it passes through the lungs; to strain off or decant, as a powder which is separated from heavier particles by being drawn off with water; to cleanse, as by washing
Leptocardia - The Blood is colorless; the brain, renal organs, and limbs are wanting, and the backbone is represented only by a simple, unsegmented notochord
e'Phes-Dam'Mim - (cessation of Blood-shed ), a place between Socoh and Arekah, at which the Philistines were encamped before the affray in which Goliath was killed
Drink-Offering - "Drink offerings of Blood" (Psalm 16:4 ) is used in allusion to the heathen practice of mingling the Blood of animals sacrificed with wine or water, and pouring out the mixture in the worship of the gods, and the idea conveyed is that the psalmist would not partake of the abominations of the heathen
Inflame - To heat to excite excessive action in the Blood as to inflame the Blood or body to inflame with wine
Caisson Disease - It is variously explained, most probably as due to congestion of internal organs with subsequent stasis of the Blood
Breeze Fly - ) A fly of various species, of the family Tabanidae, noted for buzzing about animals, and tormenting them by sucking their Blood; - called also horsefly, and gadfly
Transubstantiation - The theory accepted by Catholicism, that in the Lord's Supper, the elements are transformed into the actual body and Blood of Jesus
Curari - It sometimes has little effect when taken internally, but is quickly fatal when introduced into the Blood, and used by the Indians as an arrow poison
Passover - the young man, the young King, sacrificed for us at Calvary and under the protection of whose Blood we are safe, as in1Co 5:7
Poverty - ) Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the Blood; poverty of ideas
Shedder - ) One who, or that which, sheds; as, a shedder of Blood; a shedder of tears
Efferent - ) Conveying outward, or discharging; - applied to certain Blood vessels, lymphatics, nerves, etc
Purpura - ) A disease characterized by livid spots on the skin from extravasated Blood, with loss of muscular strength, pain in the limbs, and mental dejection; the purples
Aboriginal - ) Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindoo of aboriginal Blood
Eucharistic Symbols - They are emblems of the Blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine
Eucharist, Symbols of the - They are emblems of the Blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine
Symbols, Eucharistic - They are emblems of the Blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine
Symbols of the Eucharist - They are emblems of the Blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine
Fat - The Blood was also sacred, as containing the life of the animal
Basin - Among the smaller vessels for the tabernacle or temple service, many must have been required to receive from the sacrificial victims the Blood to be sprinkled for purification
Aceldama - "the field of Blood. " So called because it was bought with the price of Blood, according to Matthew 27:6-8; and because it was the scene of retribution in kind, the Blood which Judas caused to be shed being avenged by his own Blood, according to Acts 1:19; Revelation 16:6. The purchase of the field was begun by Judas, and was completed after Judas' death by the priests, who would not take the price of Blood from Judas but used the pieces of silver to pay for the field. All he purchased with the reward of iniquity was the Bloody field of his burial. ...
The field of Blood is now shown on the steep S
Lintel - 7, "upper door post," but RSV "lintel"); the head-piece of a door, which the Israelites were commanded to mark with the Blood of the paschal lamb
Gangrene - The Greek gangraina ( 2 Timothy 2:17 ) can refer either to gangrene, a death of soft tissue resulting from problems with Blood flow (NAS, NRSV, REB) or to an ulcer (canker, KJV; open sore, TEV)
Ankylostomiasis - When present in large numbers they produce a severe anaemia by sucking the Blood from the intestinal walls
Scarify - ), to make small incisions in, by means of a lancet or scarificator, so as to draw Blood from the smaller vessels without opening a large vein
Fervent - Hot boiling as a fervent summer fervent Blood
Sambo - ) In Central America, an Indian and negro half-breed, or mixed Blood
Liquor - Liquor is a word of general signification, extending to water, milk, Blood, say, juice, &c
Bason - kephor, 'large cup or bowl,' probably for the wine when drunk before the Lord; when Blood is spoken of a different word is used. mizraq, 'large bason or bowl,' used for holding the Blood that had to be sprinkled, etc
Sparrow - ) On the meaning of the rite in cleansing leper's, one tsippor killed, the other dipped in its Blood and let loose alive, Cowper writes: "Dipped in his fellow's Blood, The living bird went free; The type, well understood, Expressed the sinner's plea; Described a guilty soul enlarged, And by a Saviour's death discharged
Ruby (Stone) - It was red in color to represent the precious Blood of CHRIST. " All of this signifies that the one who hears the Gospel, accepts the Lord JESUS, and takes advantage of the shed Blood of CHRIST at Calvary, becomes as a precious stone for GOD and will one day be with the Lord when He makes up His jewels
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Maria Stein) - Through the congregation of Priests of the Precious Blood, to which they were affiliated, the sisters were enabled to make a permanent foundation in America at New Riegel, Ohio, and in 1886 they became an independent community. They have been identified as the "Maria Stein" community of Sisters of the Precious Blood from the location, for some years, of their mother-house at Maria Stein, Ohio
Kinsman - Usually refers to a Blood relative based on Israel's tribal nature. ...
The kinsman was also the Blood avenger. According to the imagery of ancient people, the Blood of the murdered man cried up from the ground for vengeance, and the cry was heard loudest by that member of the clan who stood nearest to the dead in kinship; therefore, the closest of kin followed through with the Blood avenger responsibility (compare Genesis 4:1-16 , especially Genesis 4:10 )
Cherokees - They number about 20,000 of pure and mixed Blood and have been admitted to citizenship
Bloody Hand - ...
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A hand stained with the Blood of a deer, which, in the old forest laws of England, was sufficient evidence of a man's trespass in the forest against venison
Albumin - ) A thick, viscous nitrogenous substance, which is the chief and characteristic constituent of white of eggs and of the serum of Blood, and is found in other animal substances, both fluid and solid, also in many plants
Astringent - ) A medicine or other substance that produces contraction in the soft organic textures, and checks discharges of Blood, mucus, etc
Emerentiana, Saint - According to the acts of Saint Agnes she was a foster-sister to that saint; while praying at Saint Agnes's grave she was stoned to death by the pagan mob, thus receiving the baptism of Blood
Mediastinum - The space included between these folds of the pleura, called the mediastinal space, contains the heart and gives passage to the esophagus and great Blood vessels
Flush - ) To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, Blood flushes into the face. ) To cause the Blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement. ) To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with Blood. ) A suffusion of the face with Blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow. ) Any tinge of red color like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of Blood; as, the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset
Abel - "The Blood of sprinkling" is said to speak "better things than that of Abel" (Hebrews 12:24 ); i. , the Blood of Jesus is the reality of which the Blood of the offering made by Abel was only the type. The comparison here is between the sacrifice offered by Christ and that offered by Abel, and not between the Blood of Christ calling for mercy and the Blood of the murdered Abel calling for vengeance, as has sometimes been supposed
Incest - Carnal intercourse with relatives, of Blood or affinity, whom the Church forbids one to marry
Sardine Stone - sardion, from a root meaning "red"), a gem of a Blood-red colour
Passover - ) A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the sparing of the Hebrews in Egypt, when God, smiting the firstborn of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Israelites which were marked with the Blood of a lamb
Aerate - ) To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the Blood) by respiration; to arterialize
Amphioxus - It is the lowest and most generalized of the vertebrates, having neither brain, skull, vertebrae, nor red Blood
Erythrogen - ) A crystalline substance obtained from diseased bile, which becomes Blood-red when acted on by nitric acid or ammonia
Embolism - ) The occlusion of a Blood vessel by an embolus
Sardonyx - It is generally tinged with black and Blood colour, which are distinguished from each other by circles or rows, so distinct that they appear to be the effect of art
Prisoners - ...
Zechariah 9:11 (a) Because the Lord JESUS had shed His precious Blood at Calvary, therefore He could go down to those who were kept in Paradise, and whose sins had been covered by the Blood of the animals. Now He could take them right up into His Father's presence, because His own Blood had blotted out their sins
Consecration - One bullock was offered for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering; another ram was offered, and this ram is called 'the ram of consecration:' its Blood was put upon the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the great toe of the right foot. Aaron and his sons were sprinkled with Blood and anointed with oil. All was typical of believers being cleansed by water, sprinkled with Blood, and anointed with oil: entirely consecrated to God, and constituted a priestly company for worship in the holiest
Naboth - Ahab's Blood in retribution was washed from the chariot in the pool of Samaria, where harlots were bathing (so translated instead of "and they washed the armour"), while dogs licked up the rest of the Blood (1 Kings 22:38); the further retribution was on his seed Joram (2 Kings 9)
Mezuzah - The Blood of the passover lamb was to be applied to door posts (Exodus 12:7 ,Exodus 12:7,12:22-23 ). At the beginning of the new year Blood was to be applied to the doorposts of the temple to make atonement for it (Ezekiel 45:19 )
Clean - But the apostle John, commissioned by God the Holy Ghost, tells the church in a sweetness and fulness of expression indescribably blessed, that the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin. (Zechariah 13:1) And hence, the Scripture sense of cleanness, is the sinner freed from the filth of sin, and the guilt of sin, and the dominion of sin, by the Blood of Christ, and the sanctifying influences of the Holy Ghost
Water - The writer of Hebrews (Hebrews 9:19) says that water was used along with Blood-either to prevent coagulation or as a symbol of purity-at the institution of the ancient covenant, a detail which is not mentioned in Exodus 24:3 ff. It is a striking fact that in his review of the Levitical ordinances this writer never quotes the LXX phrase ὕδωρ ῥαντισμοῦ, ‘water of sprinkling,’ which occurs four times in Numbers 19, but coins in its place the phrase αἷμα ῥαντισμοῦ, ‘blood of sprinkling’ (Hebrews 12:24). It is his conviction that, while the Blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer (according to a Scripture which he does not question) cleanse the flesh (Hebrews 9:13), and while water purifies the body (Hebrews 10:22), only the Blood of Christ can sprinkle the heart from an evil conscience (Hebrews 9:14, Hebrews 10:22). [1] 179) thinks, suggest that the water of baptism has cleansing virtue because ‘sacramentally impregnated’ with the Blood of Christ. It is the teaching of John that Jesus Christ came by (διά) water and Blood, not with (ἐν) the water only, but with the water and the Blood (1 John 5:6). Historically the baptism and death of the Messiah were crises in His activity, occurring once for all at the beginning and the end of His ministry, but spiritually He ever abides with and in the water and the Blood, which are ‘the two wells of life in His Church, His baptism being repeated in every fresh act of baptism, and His Blood of atonement never failing in the communion cup’ (H. Per contra, he imagines ‘the angel of the waters’ turning Rome’s rivers and fountains of water into Blood (Revelation 16:4); for, as she has shed the Blood of saints like water, it is but just that she should have to drink Blood-a grim species of poetic justice
Cambium - ) A fancied nutritive juice, formerly supposed to originate in the Blood, to repair losses of the system, and to promote its increase
Intinctio Panis - (Latin: intingere, to dip; panis, bread) ...
A practise in the early Church of dipping the Consecrated Host in the Precious Blood, in order to communicate by receiving both Sacred Species
Drink - To drink Blood means to be satiated with slaughter
Consubstantiation - The divines of that profession maintain that, after consecration, the body and Blood of our Saviour are substantially present, together with the substance of the bread and wine, which is called consubstantiation, or impanation
Artery - ) One of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial Blood from the heart
Phlegm - ) One of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the Blood to be composed
Adonis - ) A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasant's eye (Adonis autumnalis); - named from Adonis, whose Blood was fabled to have stained the flower
Hilum - ) The part of a gland, or similar organ, where the Blood vessels and nerves enter; the hilus; as, the hilum of the kidney
Duke - ) In England, one of the highest order of nobility after princes and princesses of the royal Blood and the four archbishops of England and Ireland
Diffusion - Unlike absorption, diffusion may go on after death, that is, after the Blood ceases to circulate
Fatten - ) To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten land; to fatten fields with Blood
Proteid - ) One of a class of amorphous nitrogenous principles, containing, as a rule, a small amount of sulphur; an albuminoid, as Blood fibrin, casein of milk, etc
Liquor - ) Any liquid substance, as water, milk, Blood, sap, juice, or the like
Sardine - A gem of a Blood-red or flesh color, susceptible of a high polish, and also called "sard" or "carnelian
Revenger - Or AVENGER OF Blood, is a name given in Scripture to the man who had the right, according to the Jewish polity, of taking revenge on him who had killed one of his relations
Passover - A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the providential escape of the Hebrews, in Egypt, when God smiting the first-born of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Israelites, which were marked with the Blood of the paschal lamb
Baanah And Rechab - They suffered, however, the punishment suitable for those whose "feet are swift to shed Blood," 2 Samuel 4:1-12
Adriel - Five sons from this union were of the seven slain as a Blood satisfaction to the Gibeonites whose Blood Saul had, in violation of Israel's covenant (Joshua 9:15), shed
Relative - ) A person connected by Blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by Blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman
Escheat - ) The falling back or reversion of lands, by some casualty or accident, to the lord of the fee, in consequence of the extinction of the Blood of the tenant, which may happen by his dying without heirs, and formerly might happen by corruption of Blood, that is, by reason of a felony or attainder
Abigail - A memorable name in Scripture, whom the Lord, in his providence made instrumental to save David from Blood-shedding. "Blessed (said he) be the Lord; and blessed be thy advice; and blessed be thou that hast kept me this day from shedding Blood
Gibeon - When Saul broke the treaty and murdered some of the Gibeonites, his sons were executed in ‘blood for Blood’ justice (2 Samuel 21:1-9)
Warm - Having heat in a moderate degree not cold as warm Blood warm milk. The flesh of living animals is warm, if their Blood is warm. But some animals have not warm Blood
Red - Exodus 25:5 (c) This may be taken to remind us of the sacrifice of CHRIST and the shedding of His precious Blood. This may be taken to represent the fact that the precious shed Blood of CHRIST JESUS must cover and protect everything connected with the Christian's life, activity and sacrifice. The figure indicates that the Blood of His enemies will be splashed up upon His garments making them red. ...
Zechariah 1:8 (b) Since the myrtle trees represent those who live a happy life, some think that these horses are a type of CHRIST riding in power because of the red Blood, and because of Calvary to protect and preserve His own people
Abstinence - ...
The fat of all sorts of animals that were sacrificed was forbidden to be eaten, Leviticus 3:17 ; Leviticus 7:23 ; and the Blood of every animal, in general, was prohibited under pain of death. Indeed Blood was forbidden by the Creator, from the time of the grant of the flesh of beasts to man for food; this prohibition was continued under the Jewish economy, and transmitted to the Christian church by Apostolic authority, Acts 15:28-29 . ( See Blood. The council of Jerusalem, which was held by the Apostles, enjoined the Christian converts to abstain from meats strangled, from Blood, from fornication, and from idolatry, Acts 15:20
Emission - ) That which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at one time; issue; as, the emission was mostly Blood
Life, Bread of - The Eucharist, the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, contained really and substantially under the appearances of bread and wine
Hypocrisy: of no Service - Sin needs quenching in the Saviour's Blood, not concealing under the garb of religion
Divine Service - The central point of all Divine Worship,towards which all other services gravitate, and around which theyrevolve, like planets around the sun, is the great sacrificial actof the Church, the offering of the Blessed Sacrament of the Lord'sBody and Blood
Marshall Hall - Vigorous opponent of excessive Blood-letting
Cocktail - ) A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure Blood in his veins
Ambulacrum - ) One of the radical zones of echinoderms, along which run the principal nerves, Blood vessels, and water tubes
Aura - ) Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the Blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc
Related - ) Allied by kindred; connected by Blood or alliance, particularly by consanguinity; as, persons related in the first or second degree
Ally - This word is more generally used in the passive form, as families are allied by Blood or reciprocally, as princes ally themselves to powerful states
Hall, Marshall - Vigorous opponent of excessive Blood-letting
Zalmunna - One of the two kings (kings, malkeey as distinguished from the princes, sareey ) slain by Gideon for having slain Gideon's brothers in cold Blood (Judges 8:18; Judges 8:5; Judges 8:12; Judges 8:26)
Zebah - This account shows the act of Blood revenge that often prevailed in that day and marks a turning point in Israel's struggles against Midian
Tenuity - ) Rarily; rareness; thinness, as of a fluid; as, the tenuity of the air; the tenuity of the Blood
Bettered - 1: ὠφελέω (Strong's #5623 — Verb — opheleo — o-fel-eh'-o ) in the Active Voice signifies "to help, to succor, to be of service;" in the Passive "to receive help, to derive profit or advantage;" in Mark 5:26 , "was (nothing) bettered," of the woman who had an issue of Blood
Unclean Meats - These were things strangled, or dead of themselves or through beasts or birds of prey; whatever beast did not both part the hoof and chew the cud; and certain other smaller animals rated as "creeping things;" certain classes of birds mentioned in Levi 11 and Deuteronomy 14 twenty or twenty-one in all; whatever in the waters had not both fins and scales whatever winged insect had not besides four legs the two hindlegs for leaping; Besides things offered in sacrifice to idols; and ail Blood or whatever contained it (save perhaps the Blood of fish, as would appear from that only of beast and bird being forbidden,) ( Leviticus 7:26 ) and therefore flesh cut from the live animal; as also all fat, at any rate that disposed in masses among the intestines, and probably wherever discernible end separable among the flesh. (Leviticus 3:14-17 ; 7:23 ) The eating of Blood was prohibited even to "the stranger that sojourneth among you. " (Leviticus 17:10 ; 12:14 ) As regards Blood, the prohibition indeed dates from the declaration to Noah against "flesh with the life thereof, which is the Blood thereof" in (Genesis 9:4 ) which was perhaps by Moses as still binding upon all Noah's descendants
Abel - Through his faith he won God’s approval of his gifts, and through his faith his Blood continued to speak for him after his death. (Hebrews 12:24) that Blood is contrasted with ‘the Blood of sprinkling,’ by which the new covenant is confirmed. The Blood of Abel cried out from the ground for vengeance (cf. Job 16:18, Isaiah 26:21, 2 Kings 9:26; also Revelation 6:9-10): it was such a cry as is sounded in Milton’s sonnet, ‘Avenge, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints’; but the Blood of the eternal covenant intercedes for mercy
Abel - Through his faith he won God’s approval of his gifts, and through his faith his Blood continued to speak for him after his death. (Hebrews 12:24) that Blood is contrasted with ‘the Blood of sprinkling,’ by which the new covenant is confirmed. The Blood of Abel cried out from the ground for vengeance (cf. Job 16:18, Isaiah 26:21, 2 Kings 9:26; also Revelation 6:9-10): it was such a cry as is sounded in Milton’s sonnet, ‘Avenge, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints’; but the Blood of the eternal covenant intercedes for mercy
Redemption - "In whom we have redemption through his Blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace," Ephesians 1:7 . "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious Blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish, and without spot,"...
1 Peter 1:18-19 . Hence, in the above cited and other passages, it is said, "We have redemption through his Blood, the forgiveness of sins," in opposition to guilt; redemption from "the curse of the law;" deliverance from sin, that "we should be set free from sin;" deliverance from the power of Satan; from death, by a resurrection; and from future "wrath," by the gift of eternal life. "In whom we have redemption through his Blood,"...
Ephesians 1:7 . "Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, but with the precious Blood of Christ," 1 Peter 1:18-19 . That deliverance of man from sin, misery, and all other penal evils of his transgression, which constitutes our redemption by Christ, is not, therefore, a gratuitous deliverance, granted without a consideration, as an act of mere prerogative; the ransom, the redemption price, was exacted and paid; one thing was given for another, the precious Blood of Christ for captive and condemned men. ...
John to be the Blood of Christ: "Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God (ηγορασας , hast purchased us) by thy Blood," Revelation 5:9
Sacrifice - Even if Cain’s sacrifice, like Abel’s, had involved the shedding of Blood, it would still have been unacceptable to God, because Cain himself was ungodly and unrepentant (Genesis 4:2-5; Genesis 4:7; Hebrews 11:4; 1 John 3:12). ...
The Bible’s first specific statement concerning the particular significance of Blood did not come till the time of Noah. The first clear revelation of the value of Blood for atonement had to wait till the time of Moses (Genesis 9:3-6; Leviticus 17:11). ...
God’s gift of the Blood of atonement...
The Passover in Egypt marked an important stage in God’s revelation of the special significance of Blood. Blood was a symbol of life; shed Blood was therefore a symbol of death; in particular, death through killing (Genesis 9:4-6; Numbers 35:19; Numbers 35:33; see Blood). In the original Passover, the Blood of the lamb was important, not because of any chemical property in the Blood itself, but because it represented the animal’s death. The Blood around the door showed that an animal had been killed instead of the person under judgment (Exodus 12:13). ...
In Israel’s sacrificial system God provided a way of atonement through the shed Blood of animals. God, however, provided a way of salvation through the Blood (that is, the death) of a guiltless substitute. The Blood of atonement was not an offering people made in the hope of squeezing pardon from an unwilling God. ...
Although an animal substitute had to bear the death penalty so that the sinner could be forgiven (Leviticus 6:14-2329), the Blood of an animal could not itself take away sins (Hebrews 10:4). The only Blood that can bring forgiveness of sins is the Blood of Jesus – his death on the cross. The priest collected the Blood in a basin to apply to various places as a visible sign that a life had been taken to bear the curse and penalty of sin. Unused Blood was poured out on the ground beside the altar (Leviticus 1:5; Leviticus 4:7; Leviticus 16:14). After initial Blood ritual, burning ritual and presentation of a portion to the priest, the worshipper joined with his family, friends, the poor and the needy in eating the remainder of the animal in a joyous feast (Leviticus 7:11-18; Deuteronomy 12:7; Deuteronomy 12:12; 1 Samuel 9:12-13). In cases of sin by priests or the nation as a whole, the priests sprinkled the animal’s Blood inside the Holy Place, burnt parts of the animal on the altar of sacrifice, and burnt the remainder outside the camp (Leviticus 4:7; Leviticus 4:10; Leviticus 4:12). In cases of sin by private citizens, the priests sprinkled the Blood at the altar of sacrifice, burnt parts of the animal on the altar, and ate what remained (Leviticus 4:27-30; Leviticus 6:26; Leviticus 6:30)
Fabri, Honore - He discovered the circulation of the Blood independently of Harvey
Ephes-Dammim - Boundary of Blood, a place in the tribe of Judah where the Philistines encamped when David fought with Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1 )
Goel - The Jewish law gave the right of redeeming and repurchasing, as well as of avenging Blood, to the next relative, who was accordingly called by this name
Clutter - ) To clot or coagulate, as Blood
Ben-Ammi - BEN-AMMI (‘son of my Blood-relative’ or ‘son of my father’s kinsman’)
Drunken - Let the earth be drunken with our Blood
Lurk - Let us lay wait for Blood let us lurk privily for the innocent
Honore Fabri (Lefevre) - He discovered the circulation of the Blood independently of Harvey
Leaven - (See Exodus 12:15-19) No doubt this had a gospel signification, and was intended to teach, that nothing would be permitted to leaven or mingle with the Blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, for acceptance before God
Consumption - , that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of Blood, hectic fever, etc
Aceldama - The name is Aramaic and means “field of Blood
Respire - ) To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of maintaining the vitality of the Blood
Mosquito - The females have a proboscis containing, within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals to suck the Blood
Kindred - Relatives by Blood or marriage, more properly the former
Harvey, William - English physician famed as the discoverer of the circulation of the Blood
William Harvey - English physician famed as the discoverer of the circulation of the Blood
Issue - We say, an issue of water from a pipe, from a spring, or from a river an issue of Blood from a wound, of air from a bellows an issue of people from a door or house. Progeny a child or children offspring as, he had issue,a son and we speak of issue of the whole Blood or half Blood
Food - Now it is given accompanied by a prohibition against eating flesh with the Blood, which is the life, left in it. The cutting of flesh, with the Blood, from the living animal (as has been practiced in Africa), and the eating of Blood either apart from or in the flesh, were prohibited, because "the soul (nephesh ) of the flesh is in the Blood, and I (Jehovah) have ordained it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls; for it is the Blood which makes atonement by means of the soul" (Leviticus 17:11-12). ...
The two grounds for forbidding Blood as food thus are, firstly, its being the vital fluid; secondly, its significant use in sacrifice. The slaughtering was to be (1) as expeditious as possible, (2) with the least possible infliction of suffering, and (3) causing the Blood to flow out in the quickest and most complete manner. Harvey says:" the Blood is the fountain of life, the first to live, the last to die, and the primary seat of the animal soul; it lives and is nourished of itself, and by no other part of the human body. Milne Edwards says: "if an animal be bled until it falls into syncope, muscular action ceases, respiration and the heart's action are suspended; but if the Blood of an animal of the same kind be injected into the veins the inanimate body returns to life, breathes freely, and recovers completely" (Speaker's Commentary, Leviticus 17, note). ...
In the first Christian churches, where Jew and Gentile were united, in order to avoid offending Jewish prejudice in things indifferent the council at Jerusalem (Acts 15:29) ordained abstinence "from things strangled (wherein the Blood would remain), and from Blood. " Moreover, the pagan consumed Blood in their sacrifices, in contrast to Jehovah's law, which would make His people the more shrink from any seeing conformity to their ways
Red Heifer - The rite involved: slaughter of a sacrificially acceptable heifer outside the camp; sprinkling Blood toward the tent of meeting seven times; burning the entire heifer, including its Blood and dung, together with cedarwood, hyssop, and scarlet thread (compare Leviticus 14:4 ); and storing the ash in a clean place outside the camp
Moon - the moon will be turned into Blood before the great Day of the Lord (Acts 2:20). So again at the opening of the sixth seal ‘the moon became as Blood’ (Revelation 6:12)
Washing - " (1 Corinthians 6:11) And the redeemed in glory, are represented as having "washed their robes, and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb. It will be enough for all our purposes however to consider in general, that it had in spiritual concerns a blessed intimation in those that were washed of being partakers in the pardoning and sanctifying Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ
Akeldama - The name of the ‘potter’s field’ ( Acts 1:19 ), purchased for the burial of strangers with the Blood-money returned by Judas ( Matthew 27:3 ). It is still known as Hakk ed-Dumm (‘field of Blood’)
Kin, Kindred, Kinship - —‘The antique conception of kinship is participation in one Blood, which passes from parent to child, and circulates in the veins of every member of the family. The unity of family or clan is viewed as a physical unity; for the Blood is the life,—an idea familiar to us from the OT,—and it is the same Blood, and therefore the same life, that is shared by every descendant of the common ancestor. The ancient kindred of Blood, with its narrow physical limits, gives place in the NT to a fellowship of faith which is open to all mankind
Abstinence - Enjoined by God, from Blood (Genesis 9:4); and by the Jerusalem council, from Blood and idol meats (Acts 15:29), not to offend Jewish brethren in things indifferent (1 Corinthians 9:20-22). The Blood was considered as the seat of the life, and as typifying the one Blood that cleanseth from all sin therefore it was treated as a sacred thing
Colored - ) Of some other color than white; specifically applied to negroes or persons having negro Blood; as, a colored man; the colored people
Cognate - ) Allied by Blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law), related on the mother's side
Connection - a person connected with another by marriage rather than by Blood; - used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense
Jesu Redemptor Omnium [Quem] - Potter, and the Evening Office of 1710; the sixth verse reads: ...
And we who, by Thy Precious Blood...
From sin redeemed, are marked for God,...
On this the day that saw Thy birth,...
Sing the new Bong of ransomed earth
Jesus, the Ransomer of Man - Potter, and the Evening Office of 1710; the sixth verse reads: ...
And we who, by Thy Precious Blood...
From sin redeemed, are marked for God,...
On this the day that saw Thy birth,...
Sing the new Bong of ransomed earth
Sweat, Bloody - clots) of Blood falling down to the ground
Charger - The chargers of gold and silver of Ezra 1:9 were probably basins for receiving the Blood of sacrifices
Coagulation - ) The change from a liquid to a thickened, curdlike, insoluble state, not by evaporation, but by some kind of chemical reaction; as, the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn Blood; the coagulation of milk by rennet, or acid, and the coagulation of egg albumin by heat
Canker - In 2 Timothy 2:17 the reference is to gangrene which is the local death of soft tissues due to loss of Blood supply—a condition that can spread from infected to uninfected tissue
Adummim - Its modern name, Tal‘at ed-Dumm , ‘the ascent of Blood’ or ‘red,’ is most probably due to the red marl which is so distinctive a feature of the pass
Unleavened - 1 Corinthians 5:7 (a) Since the word is used to describe the bread in which there is no fermenting yeast, so now it is used to describe the church in which there are no ungodly sinners, none of the Devil's children, but only those who have been washed in the Blood of the Lamb, made pure and beautiful in CHRIST
Thread - ...
Joshua 2:18 (c) It may be used as a figure of the precious Blood of CHRIST under which the believer takes refuge
Ventricle - ) A cavity, or one of the cavities, of an organ, as of the larynx or the brain; specifically, the posterior chamber, or one of the two posterior chambers, of the heart, which receives the Blood from the auricle and forces it out from the heart
Transfuse - ) To transfer, as Blood, from the veins or arteries of one man or animal to those of another
Horse-Leech - Its thirst for Blood—never satisfied till its body is completely filled—may illustrate the insatiable cravings of lust, avarice, and cruelty
Thirsty - Having a vehement desire of any thing as in Blood-thirsty
Wrestle - We wrestle not against flesh and Blood
Blood - To Blood is ascribed in Scripture the mysterious sacredness which belongs to life, and God reserved it to himself when allowing man the dominion over and the use of the lower animals for food
Avenger, Avenger of Blood - After the flood God gave to Noah the law that "whose sheddeth man's Blood, by man shall his Blood be shed," Genesis 9:6 ; and to this day in the East it is considered the solemn duty of the relatives of a slain man to see that his Blood is avenged
Murder - The priests of the Lord, with the elders and magistrates of the city, were to come near the dead body, and, washing their hands over the heifer that had been slain, were to say, "Our hands have not shed this Blood, nor have our eyes seen it shed. Lord, be favourable to thy people Israel, and impute not to us this Blood, which has been shed in the midst of our country. " This ceremony may inform us how much horror they conceived at the crime of murder; and it shows their fear that God might avenge it on the whole country; which was supposed to contract pollution by the Blood spilt in it, unless it were expiated, and avenged on him who had occasioned it, if he could be discovered
Propitiation - For when sin had made a dreadful breach between God and man, Christ stood forth the propitiation, and made "peace by the Blood of his cross?" This doctrine was beautifully shadowed forth in the Old Testament, and accomplished under the New. And Scripture is express in explaining both; for speaking of Christ as a propitiation, the apostle saith, that "having made peace by the Blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things to himself; by him, I say, (saith the apostle) whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And no less to shew the momentous consequence that the hand of JEHOVAH should also be found to concur in this great design, the same apostle was commissioned to tell the church that it was God "which set him forth as a propitiation, through faith in his Blood. And what a sweet thought! Jesus not only thus appears in the presence of God for us, but his Blood pleads for us too. It is indeed a speaking Blood, for it speaks to God of Jesus's preciousness, and it speaks from God of the Father's faithfulness; and by both to confirm the Blood of the covenant
Holy Communion, Effects of - Holy Communion, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, unites us with Him, increases our love of Him, obtains forgiveness for venial sin, remission of punishment incurred by sin, preservation from future sin, quieting of the violent passions of anger and lust; it acts as healing remedy of body and soul and pledges us a happy immortality
Capillary - ) A minute, thin-walled vessel; particularly one of the smallest Blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, but used also for the smallest lymphatic and biliary vessels
Antagonist - ) A medicine which opposes the action of another medicine or of a poison when absorbed into the Blood or tissues
Oblation - Gift offered at an altar or shrine, especially a voluntary gift not involving Blood
Provocation - ) Such prior insult or injury as may be supposed, under the circumstances, to create hot Blood, and to excuse an assault made in retort or redress
Apparitions - It is not necessary that the object perceived be flesh and Blood, it suffices that it be a sensible or luminous form
River - : A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of Blood; rivers of oil
Megrim - ) A sudden vertigo in a horse, succeeded sometimes by unconsciousness, produced by an excess of Blood in the brain; a mild form of apoplexy
Effects of Holy Communion - Holy Communion, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, unites us with Him, increases our love of Him, obtains forgiveness for venial sin, remission of punishment incurred by sin, preservation from future sin, quieting of the violent passions of anger and lust; it acts as healing remedy of body and soul and pledges us a happy immortality
Testament - Paul speaks of the New Testament, or covenant, in the Blood of the Redeemer; and calls the law the old covenant, and the gospel the new covenant, 1 Corinthians 1:1-16:24 11:25 2 Corinthians 3:6,14 Hebrews 7:22 10:1-39 12:24
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Red symbolizes Blood. Israel's sin as brilliant scarlet and deep-red crimson is analogous to the Bloodstained hands of murderers (Isaiah 1:15,18 ). The images of red, Blood-soaked garments of God as an avenging warrior (Isaiah 63:1-6 ) and the fiery red horse bringing slaughter through warfare (Zechariah 6:2 ; Revelation 6:4 ) describe divine retribution against evildoers (see also Joel 2:31 ; Revelation 6:12 ). The red color of the dragon (Revelation 12:3 ) and beast (17:3) symbolizes the shedding of innocent Blood (11:7; 16:6). The red heifer (Numbers 19:1-10 ) and scarlet wool (Hebrews 9:19 ) symbolize the Old Testament means of purification through Blood; the New Testament powerfully expresses the fullness of Christ's atoning work through a contradictory color image: believers' robes are washed pure white through the Blood of the Lamb (Revelation 7:9,13-14 ; 19:13-14 ). David and Israel's Bloodguilt would be fully removed, leaving them whiter than snow/wool (Psalm 51:7 ; Isaiah 1:18 )
Atone - ”)Most uses of the word, however, involve the theological meaning of “covering over,” often with the Blood of a sacrifice, in order to atone for some sin. The priest then brought some of the Blood of the bull into the tent of meeting and sprinkled it seven times before the veil. Some of the Blood was put on the horns of the altar and the rest of the Blood was poured at the base of the altar of burnt offering. 10), while the other was sacrificed and its Blood sprinkled on the mercy seat as an atonement for the people (vv. ...
Sometimes atonement for sin was made apart from or without Blood offerings. On the Day of Atonement, the high priest sprinkled the Blood of the sin offering on it, apparently symbolizing the Blood’s reception by God
Shed - 1: ἐκχέω (Strong's #1632 — Verb — ekcheo — ek-kheh'-o, ek-khoo'-no ) "to pour out," is translated "to shed" or "to shed forth" in Acts 2:33 ; Titus 3:6 , AV; of "shedding" Blood in murder, Romans 3:15 . 1, is used of the voluntary giving up of His life by Christ through the "shedding" of His Blood in crucifixion as an atoning sacrifice, Matthew 26:28 ; Mark 14:24 ; Luke 22:20 , AV, "is shed," RV, "is poured out;" these passages do not refer to the effect of the piercing of His side (which took place after His death); of the murder of servants of God, Matthew 23:35 ; Luke 11:50 ; Acts 22:20 (in the best texts; others have No
Propitiation - This Greek word (hilasterion) came to denote not only the mercy-seat or lid of the ark, but also propitation or reconciliation by Blood. On the great day of atonement the high priest carried the Blood of the sacrifice he offered for all the people within the veil and sprinkled with it the "mercy-seat," and so made propitiation
Salvation: Theme For Thought - The red leaf reminds me of the atoning sacrifice, and the precious Blood; and I delight to look at it, and weep, and look again. The white leaf represents my soul, as it is washed in Jesus' Blood and made white as snow
Corruption - In law, taint impurity of Blood, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or felony, by which a person is disabled to inherit lands from an ancestor, nor can retain those in his possession, nor transmit them by descent to his heirs. Corruption of Blood can be removed only by act of parliament
Rade - If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better Blood, it is called high grade. ) To cross with some better breed; to improve the Blood of
Half - 24:6: “And Moses took half of the Blood, and put it in basins; and half of the Blood he sprinkled on the altar
Rade - If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better Blood, it is called high grade. ) To cross with some better breed; to improve the Blood of
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The subject was more fully explained under the law: "The life of the flesh is in the Blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the Blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Not that the Blood of bulls and of goats had any inherent efficacy to take away sins; but it was typical of the Blood of Christ which is the witness that they have been taken away for the believer by Christ's sacrifice
Expiation - The New Testament shows Him to be the true sin-offering for mankind, "the Lamb of God," "our Passover," offering "his own Blood," and putting away "sin by the sacrifice of himself," John 1:29 1 Corinthians 5:7 Ephesians 1:7 Hebrews 9:26 . Then with the Blood of the bullock, which he had offered for his own sins and those of all the priests, in which he dipped his finger, and sprinkled towards the veil of the tabernacle eight times; and having mixed it with the Blood of the bullock, he sprinkled again towards horns of the altar of incense seven times, and once above it towards the east; after which, having again left the sanctuary and taken with him the basins of Blood, he poured out the whole on the floor of the altar of burnt-offering
Fierceness - Eagerness for Blood fury as the fierceness of a lion or bear
Horseleech - A horse has been known, in drinking, to get a leech into its mouth, which immediately began to suck its Blood
Heave - It represents the Christian holding up before the Lord figuratively and waving back and forth before His face the beauty and loveliness of CHRIST, the Blood of CHRIST, the sacrifice of the Saviour, so that he calls attention to the virtues of His Son, rather than to any merits of his own, (See also Numbers 18:19)
Effusion - ) The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of Blood, of grace, of words, and the like
Angustia Loci - (Latin: smallness of a place) A basis for dispensation from a diriment impediment of matrimony, when, in the place of birth or domicile of a woman, her relationship is so widely spread that she is unable to meet anyone of a position equal to her own whom she can marry, except a relative by Blood or by marriage, so that if no dispensation were granted she would be obliged to leave her country in order to marry
Unclothed - That person is always and only one who belongs to the Lord, and has been redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb
Vital - ) Contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital Blood
Warmth - ) The quality or state of being warm; gentle heat; as, the warmth of the sun; the warmth of the Blood; vital warmth
Jaundice - It is caused usually by obstruction of the biliary passages and consequent damming up, in the liver, of the bile, which is then absorbed into the Blood
Wickedness, Spirits of - Lest the force of their spiritual attack from the "high places" be thought of too lightly, Saint Paul warns emphatically: "For our wrestling is not against flesh and Blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places" (Ephesians 6)
Red Heifer - Eleazer was then to take of her Blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her Blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times. One was then to burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, her flesh, and her Blood, with her dung, all was to be burnt. (1 Corinthians 15:45) And it is said of him, with peculiar reference to his human nature, that "forasmuch as the children are partakers of flesh and Blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same. " And Jesus, that he "might sanctify the people with his own Blood, suffered without the gate," The apostle makes a most beautiful persuasive and unanswerable appeal to the church, in this view of Jesus, when he saith, "Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach;" (Hebrews 13:12-13)...
Fifthly, when the heifer had been slain, the Blood was to be sprinkled directly before the tabernacle seven times. And it forms an express doc trine of the cross, the Blood of sprinkling. As the tabernacle represented the whole church of Jesus, so all his people are supposed to be brought under the cleansing by the Blood of Christ. (Romans 5:11) Hence Paul, speaking of the privilege of the church, saith, "Ye are come to the Blood of sprinkling. " The Blood of the heifer shed was not sufficient; it must be sprinkled. The Blood of Christ is not only shed, but sprinkled, speaking peace from God to the sinner, and speaking of covenant faithfulness to God, in the infinite fulness of Christ's merits. Seven times performing the sprinkling of the Blood of the heifer may probably mean, as Scripture numbers sometimes do, an indefinite number for a definite, by way of shewing the importance of it. And it is doubly blessed, under the gospel, to behold the whole fulfilled in the person, Blood, and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ
Heifer, Red - No part came on the altar; even the Blood was not sprinkled there, but before the tabernacle, and not by the high priest but by his son. The "red" pointed not so much to the Blood of Christ as to the earth color (adam ) or "red earth"), the flesh being the object of the purifying; also to sin, deep dyed as "scarlet," and associated with the flesh (Isaiah 1:18). Not the Blood but the "ashes" were what purified the flesh; the Blood-sprinkling before the tabernacle indicated a connection with atonement. The meaning of the rite is divinely declared in Hebrews 9:13, "if the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the Blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" The Egyptian priests, the Persians according to the Zendavesta, the Romans, and Greeks, and the modern New Zealanders, have had strict rules as to defilement by contact with the dead
Berengarians - A denomination, in the eleventh century, which adhered to the opinions of Berengarius, who asserted that the bread and wine in the Lord's Supper are not really and essentially, but figuratively changed into the body and Blood of Christ
Aceldama - The word means "field of Blood
Circulate - ) To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point; as, the Blood circulates in the body
Yoav - Before his passing, David instructed Solomon to kill Joab to avenge the Blood of two innocent generals � Abner and Amasa � whom Joab slew
Sodomites - Not inhabitants of Sodom, but those "devoted" (qedeeshim ) to unnatural lust in Ashtoreth's honour, as a religious rite! (Deuteronomy 23:17; 1 Kings 14:24; 2 Kings 23:7; Job 36:14 margin) There were women similarly "desecrated" to lust as a religious rite (Genesis 38:21-22; Hosea 4:14; translated 1 Kings 22:38), "the dogs licked his Blood while the 'harlots' (zonot ) were bathing in the pool" early in the morning, as their custom was
Sprinkle - Sprinkle, namely, with Blood to atone for guilt, as the high priest did (Leviticus 4:6; Leviticus 16:14; Leviticus 16:19), or with water for purifying (Numbers 19:18-21; Acts 2:33)
Joab ben zeruiah - Before his passing, David instructed Solomon to kill Joab to avenge the Blood of two innocent generals � Abner and Amasa � whom Joab slew
Jacob - Genesis 25:26 (c) This is a type, throughout his life, of the Christian who, though he fails and falls, quickly builds an altar, brings the Lamb of GOD by faith, and hides under Calvary and the precious Blood for every sin
Zipporah - Apparently she circumcised her second son, and declared that Moses was 'a husband of Blood' to her
Vein - A vessel in animal bodies, which receives the Blood from the extreme arteries, and returns it to the heart. Those that commence from the capillaries all over the body, and return the Blood to the heart. The veins connected with the vena portarum, in which the Blood that has circulated through the organs of digestion, is conveyed to the liver
Sacrifice - The priest or his assistant held a bowl under the cut throat to receive the Blood. The priest sprinkled the Blood of the burnt offering, the peace offering, and the trespass offering "round about upon the altar. "...
But in the sin offering, for one of the common people or a ruler, he took of the Blood with his finger and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and poured out what Blood remained at the bottom of the altar; in the sin offering for the congregation and for the high priest he brought some of the Blood into the sanctuary and sprinkled it seven times before the veil, and put some on the horns of the altar of incense (Leviticus 4:3; Leviticus 4:6; Leviticus 4:25; Leviticus 4:30). The "sprinkling" (hizah ) of the Blood of the sin offering with the finger or hyssop is distinct from the "casting abroad" (as the Hebrew zarak expresses) with the bowl in which the victim's Blood was received as it flowed. corner, through which the Blood made its way down to Kedron. The cheleb , as the Blood, was not to be eaten (Leviticus 3:17); the other fat might be eaten (Nehemiah 8:10). ...
The general prevalence of animal sacrifice among the pagan with the idea of expiation, the victim's Blood and death removing guilt and appeasing divine wrath, is evidently a relic from primitive revelation preserved by tradition, though often encrusted over with superstitions. The fat is referred to, not the Blood. The Blood symbolized the life of the offerer represented by the victim's Blood, the material vehicle of life. ...
The Passover lamb's sprinkled Blood represented its life substituted for the people's life, which therefore escaped (Exodus 12:7; Exodus 12:22-23). The first mention of throwing the Blood upon the altar (the established mode afterward in the burnt offerings, peace offerings, and trespass offering, but not the sin offering) was when Moses "threw (so Hebrew) half of the Blood on the altar" (Exodus 24:4-8), and after reading the covenant, and after that the people assented, he took the Blood in the basins and "threw it on them, and said, Behold the Blood of the covenant which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words" (Hebrews 9:19-20; Leviticus 4:17-18). ...
In the sin offering, on the contrary, part of the Blood was offered to Jehovah by being put on the horns of the altar, and on certain occasions by being sprinkled within the tabernacle, while the rest was poured at the altar base (Leviticus 4:6-7; Hebrews 13:20; Leviticus 4:25, etc. In Moses' consecration of the people the Blood represented their collective life consecrated to Jehovah; so in the priests' consecration with the ram's Blood, and in the Blood thrown on their persons, the consecrated life was given back to them to be devoted to Jehovah's service. The Mosaic law accords remarkably with modern research: "the Blood is the fountain of life, the first to live, the last to die, the primary seat of the animal soul; it lives, and is nourished of itself and by no other part of the human body" (Harvey); "all other parts of the frame are formed and nourished by it" (John Hunter). Then his need of a mediator appeared in the priest's taking the victim from the worshipper, sprinkling of the Blood within the tabernacle, and putting some upon the horns (the highest part toward heaven) of the altar, also placing in the altar fire some of the fat a "sweet savour" to Jehovah (Leviticus 4:31). by its Blood consecrated for making atonement) was eaten by the priests only within the sacred precincts (Leviticus 6:25-30; Leviticus 17: 11). Their need of repetition implies their intrinsic incompleteness (Hebrews 10:1-3); also "bulls" and "goats" are so much inferior to man that "it is not possible their Blood could take away sins" (Hebrews 10:4). "It is the Blood that maketh atonement by means of (Hebrew) the soul" (Leviticus 17:11). The ceremonies of sacrifice were:...
(1) the victim's presentation at the altar;...
(2) the laying on of hands, signifying consecration to death (Leviticus 24:14);...
(3) slaughtering, being the completion of the penal death, whereby the Blood became the medium of expiation;...
(4) the sprinkling of the Blood against the altar, completing the expiation;...
(5) the burning of the flesh;...
(6) the sacrificial meal at the sanctuary
Mercy Seat - The kippurim , "atonements," on the day of atonement are inseparably connected with the kaporeth , which was sprinkled with the Blood (Leviticus 16:13-15). God, thus reconciled through the Blood sprinkled on the mercy-seat, could speak to His people "from off the mercy-seat that was upon the ark of the testimony" (Numbers 7:89; Psalms 80:1)
Nigh - Closely allied by Blood as a nigh kinsman. Ye are made nigh by the Blood of Christ
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As he entered into the Holy of Holies once a year with the Blood of an animal, so our Lord JESUS entered into Heaven by His own Blood, not just once a year, but forever
Purple - ) To make purple; to dye of purple or deep red color; as, hands purpled with Blood. ) Blood-red; Bloody
Brother - A male by one of the parents only is called a half-brother, or brother of the half Blood. ...
In scripture, the term brother is applied to a kinsman by Blood more remote that a son of the same parents as in the case of Abraham and Lot, Jacob and Laban
Pelican - The young then receive their food from their mother's bill; and the current tradition that she tears her own breast to feed them with her Blood, may have this origin. The pelican's bill also, terminating in a strong, curved, crimson tip and resting on the white breast might seem to be tinged with Blood
Lord's Supper (ii) - As the conversation proceeded, our Lord spoke, in still clearer terms, of the reception of His flesh and Blood as the means whereby there was to be participation in Himself, and as requisite to the possession of life; ‘Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his Blood, ye have not life in yourselves. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my Blood, hath eternal life’; ‘My flesh is true food, and my Blood is true drink. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my Blood, abideth in me, and I in him’; ‘He that eateth me, he also shall live because of me. An act of eating the flesh and drinking the Blood of Christ is anticipated as the way in which His disciples will participate in the life which is in Him. ’ Consequently the communicant feeds on the living risen body and Blood of the Lord which have passed through death. It records our Lord’s words with reference to the bread: ‘This is my body, which is for you: this do as my memorial’; and with reference to the cup: ‘This cup is the new covenant in my Blood: this do, as oft as ye drink it, as my memorial. (β) This idea had been emphasized in our Lord’s ministry in the Feeding of the Five thousand and the subsequent discourse, and the disciples had been taught that in eating His flesh and drinking His Blood they would have participation in Divine life (John 6:53-57). (δ) The close connexion of the words ‘The Spirit is the life-giver; the flesh profiteth nothing’ (John 6:63) with the teaching about eating the flesh of the Son of Man and drinking His Blood, suggests that in the rite which our Lord was instituting there would be the operation of the Holy Ghost and a work of spiritual efficacy. The same method of exegesis involves a similar interpretation of the words ‘In my Blood,’ though, in view of the spiritual nature of the risen body, it is impossible to make a sharp severance between the body and the Blood. ) The sentence ‘This cup is the new covenant in my Blood,’ while recalling the phraseology and promise of Jeremiah 31:31-34, inevitably suggests a comparison with Exodus 24:1-11. A sacrifice was offered by the slaughter of oxen and the sprinkling of part of the Blood of the victims on the altar. After the reading of the book of the covenant in the audience of the people by Moses, and their promise to be obedient to all that the Lord had thus spoken, the rest of the Blood was sprinkled by Moses on the people with the words, ‘Behold the Blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words. ’ The analogy between this series of actions and the Eucharist which the words ‘This is the new covenant in my Blood’ suggest, is worked out with some detail in Hebrews 9:11-28. The death of Christ and His entrance into heaven with His own Blood are there represented as the high-priesely actions of which the slaughter of the beasts and the sprinkling of their Blood in the Mosaic sacrifices, alike in the covenant of Exodus 24:1-11 and in the ceremonies of the Day of Atonement in Exodus 30:10, Leviticus 16, were an anticipation. The words ‘This is the new covenant in my Blood’ thus bring the Eucharist into close connexion with the high-priestly work wherein Christ offered Himself a sacrifice in His death on the cross, and His entrance into heaven at the Ascension. They denote that the gift by Christ of His body and Blood, and the reception of these by Christians, are the means of a covenant relation in the sacrificial action; and that Christians by participating in this rite are in contact with the death of Christ and His high-priestly acts in heaven. In the sentences ‘This cup is the new covenant in my Blood: this do, as oft as ye drink it, as my memorial,’ then, our Lord associated with the command for the observance of the rite which He instituted, indications that by means of it Christians would have access to His high-priestly work on the cross and in heaven, and would possess a memorial before God and a memento to themselves. As here recorded, our Lord’s words at the Institution were: ‘Take ye: this is my body’; ‘this is my Blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. in that (1) he has ‘this is my Blood of the covenant’ instead of ‘this is the new covenant in my Blood’; (2) he omits ‘this do, as oft as ye drink it, as my memorial’; (3) he adds ‘which is poured out for many’; (4) he adds ‘Verily I say unto you, I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God. ’ As to these differences, it may be noticed: (α) The Blood in Mark’s phrase is described as being Christ’s and as being ‘of the covenant,’ i. it is Christ’s because it is the Blood which He personally took in the Incarnation, and it is ‘of the covenant’ because by means of it the covenant between God and man which Christ makes is ratified and sealed. ‘on behalf of many’ (ὑπὲρ πολλῶν), indicate the sacrificial and expiatory power of Christ’s Blood. Similarly the words ‘which is poured out’ (τὸ ἐκχυννόμενον) are connected with the sacrifice of His Blood. In the LXX Septuagint ἐκχέω is often used both of the shedding of Blood in slaughter and of the pouring out of the Blood of slain victims at the altar. The close connexion with the word ‘covenant’ in Mark 14:24, and the general sacrificial surroundings, give strong probability that the meaning here is ‘poured out’ rather than ‘shed,’ and that the sense is ‘this is my Blood,’ ‘which is sacrificially poured out,’ as in the Jewish sacrifices the Blood of the slain victim was poured out as the culmination of the sacrifice; (δ) like much else in the Gospels, the words ‘when I drink it new in the kingdom of God’ appear to have a twofold reference. As here recorded, our Lord’s words were: ‘Take, eat, this is my body’; ‘Drink ye all of it; for this is my Blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins. ’ There is little here different from Mark’s account which calls for comment: (α) ‘unto remission of sins’ is added to ‘poured out,’ specifying distinctly the object of the sacrificial offering of our Lord’s Blood; (β) the words ‘with you’ are added in the description of the future ‘new’ drinking of ‘this fruit of the vine’; (γ) the phrase ‘my Father’s kingdom’ is used instead or ‘the kingdom of God,’ both phrases alike being desc
Armlet - Their weight (compare Genesis 24:22), and their tightness on the arm (so that in putting them on Blood is often drawn) make their female wearers pay dearly for their love of admiration
Passover - A solemn festival of the Jews, instituted in commemoration of their coming out of Egypt; because, the night before their departure, the destroying angel, who put to death the first-born of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Hebrews, without entering therein; because they were marked with the Blood of the lamb, which was killed the evening before, and which for this reason was called the paschal lamb
Auricle - ) The chamber, or one of the two chambers, of the heart, by which the Blood is received and transmitted to the ventricle or ventricles; - so called from its resemblance to the auricle or external ear of some quadrupeds
Pulse - ) The beating or throbbing of the heart or Blood vessels, especially of the arteries
Purification - In Christianity the purification required extends to the heart, Acts 15:9 ; James 4:8 ; the soul , 1 Peter 1:22 ; and the conscience through the Blood of Christ
Refuge, Cities of - Towns which, according to Jewish law, enjoyed the right of asylum, and to which anyone who had unintentionally killed another might flee and be protected from the "avenger of Blood
White - Pale destitute of color in the cheeks, or of the tinge of Blood color as white with fear
Willing - No spouts of Blood run wiling from a tree
Corban - 1: κορβανᾶς (Strong's #2878 — Noun Masculine — korban — kor-ban', kor-ban-as' ) signifies (a) "an offering," and was a Hebrew term for any sacrifice, whether by the shedding of Blood or otherwise; (b) "a gift offered to God," Mark 7:11
Institution, Words of - The words used by our Blessed Lord when Heinstituted the Sacrament of His Body and Blood, and which areincorporated in the Prayer of Consecration as set forth in theCommunion Service
Refuge, Cities of - The city of refuge was the product of two primitive religious ideas that were employed to neutralize one another, the sacredness of Blood or life and the sacredness of locality; both were based on the presence of the Divine in the Blood and the locality. There was a community of Blood or life between the god and his people that made it an unpardonable offence to slay one of his people; it mattered not whether the slayer was within or without his people, whether the deed was intentional or accidental. A wrong had been done that could be atoned for only by Blood (Robertson Smith, RS Fountain - 1: πηγή (Strong's #4077 — Noun Feminine — pege — pay-gay' ) "a spring or fountain," is used of (a) "an artificial well," fed by a spring, John 4:6 ; (b) metaphorically (in contrast to such a well), "the indwelling Spirit of God," John 4:14 ; (c) "springs," metaphorically in 2 Peter 2:17 , RV, for AV, "wells;" (d) "natural fountains or springs," James 3:11,12 ; Revelation 8:10 ; 14:7 ; 16:4 ; (e) metaphorically, "eternal life and the future blessings accruing from it," Revelation 7:17 ; 21:6 ; (f) "a flow of Blood," Mark 5:29
Dinah - Jacob makes frequent reference to this deed of Blood with abhorrence and regret (Genesis 34:30 ; 49:5-7 )
Drunk - I will make my arrows drunk with Blood
Fierce - Vehement in rage eager of mischief as a fierce tyrant a monster fierce for Blood
Rent - Now the sinner could enter GOD's presence because of the precious Blood of JESUS
Secretion - ) The act of secreting; the process by which material is separated from the Blood through the agency of the cells of the various glands and elaborated by the cells into new substances so as to form the various secretions, as the saliva, bile, and other digestive fluids
Fever - ) Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my Blood in a fever
Discovery - ) Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the Blood
Evacuate - ) To let Blood...
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Crimson - Of a beautiful deep red as the crimson blush of modesty a crimson stream of Blood
Gush - To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid to rush forth as a fluid from confinement as, Blood gushes from a vein in venesection
Circumcision - An operation (note the shedding of Blood) that entered one into the covenant in O
Trichina - When insufficiently cooked meat containing the larvae is swallowed by man, they are liberated and rapidly become adult, pair, and the ovoviviparous females produce in a short time large numbers of young which find their way into the muscles, either directly, or indirectly by means of the Blood
Purify - ) To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the Blood; to purify the air
Marabou - ) One having five eighths negro Blood; the offspring of a mulatto and a griffe
Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood - A cloistered contemplative order, founded at Saint Hyacinthe, Canada in 1861 by Aurelie Caouette, in religion Mother Catherine-Gurelie of the Precious Blood, with the cooperation of Monsignor Joseph La Rocque
Radbertus, Paschasius - His most important work, "The Body and Blood of Christ" started the first controversy on the Eucharist; it was vindicated by Gerbert, and afterwards by Pope Sylvester II, and cleared the way for a precise understanding of Transubstantiation
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Wish me partaker in thy happiness-- ...
If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the Blood of the prophets
Wine - ...
Bread and wine, in the Lords supper, are symbols of the body and Blood of Christ
Propitiation - In the case before us, the wrath turned away is the wrath of God; the person making the propitiation is Christ; the propitiating offering or sacrifice is his Blood. "Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his Blood," Romans 3:25 . "And the priest shall take the Blood of the εξιλασμου , sin-offering," Ezekiel 45:19 . On Romans 3:25 , however, the authors of the Improved Version continue to follow their master Socinus, and translate the passage, "whom God hath set forth a propitiation, through faith in his Blood," "whom God hath set forth as a mercy seat in his own Blood," and lay great stress upon this rendering, as removing that countenance to the doctrine of atonement by vicarious sufferings which the common translation affords. The mercy seat was so called, because, under the Old Testament, it was the place where the high priest, on the feast of expiation, sprinkled the Blood of the sin-offerings, in order to make an atonement for himself and the whole congregation; and, since God accepted the offering which was then made, it was, for this reason, accounted the medium through which God showed himself propitious to the people. And as, under the law, God was propitious to those who came to him by appearing before his mercy seat with the Blood of their sin- offerings; so, under the Gospel dispensation, he is propitious to those who come unto him by Jesus Christ, through faith in that Blood which is elsewhere called "the Blood of sprinkling," and which he shed for the remission of sins. Some able critics have, however, argued, from the force of the context, that the word ought to be taken actively, and not merely declaratively; not as a "propitiatory," but as "a propitiation," which, says Grotius, is shown by the mention which is afterward made of Blood, to which the power of propitiation is ascribed. The covering of the ark was rendered a propitiatory only by the Blood of the victims sprinkled before and upon it; and when the Apostle says, that God hath set forth Jesus Christ to be a propitiatory, he immediately adds, having the ceremonies of the temple in his view, "through faith in his Blood. " The text, therefore, contains no exhibition of any means of obtaining mercy but through the Blood of sacrifice, according to the rule laid down in the Epistle to the Hebrews, "Without shedding of Blood there is no remission;" and is in strict accordance with Ephesians 1:7 , "We have redemption through his Blood, the remission of sins. " It is only by his Blood that Christ reconciles us to God
Day of Atonement - ’ He sacrificed the bullock, and carried its Blood into the Holy of Holies, where, after enveloping the mercy-seat with a cloud of burning incense, he sprinkled the Blood before it. He then came out and sacrificed the goat for the people, and, re-entering the Holy of Holies, sprinkled its Blood before the mercy-seat. He next sprinkled the Blood of each animal on the altar of incense in the Holy Place; and, lastly, he sprinkled the mingled Blood of bullock and goat on the brazen altar in the outer court. Thus the Blood (the life) of the animals, representing the life of priest and people, was offered before God; and they, and the three parts of the Tent polluted by their presence during the preceding year, were cleansed, and atonement was made for them. ...
(d) The skin, flesh, and dung of the bullock and the goat, whose Blood had made atonement, were burnt outside the camp. Thus His Blood—i. ...
(c) The high priest entered ‘in the Blood of another’ (Hebrews 9:25)—‘with the accompaniment of [4] the Blood of goats and calves’: Christ, with His own Blood, Hebrews 9:12. But if they can effect that, a fortiori the Blood of Christ can purify our consciences from the defiling contact of dead works, Hebrews 9:13 f. But now ‘we have confidence which leads us to enter into the Holies in the Blood of Jesus by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us, through the veil, that is to say [5] of His flesh,’ Hebrews 10:19 f. The killing of an animal and the shedding of its Blood contained a meaning which far transcended that of mere death. The body is ‘the expression of life in terms of its environment’; the Blood represents the life set free from its limiting environment for higher uses (Leviticus 17:11). When Christ, therefore, entered heaven ‘with his own Blood’ (Hebrews 9:12), ‘to appear in the presence of God for us’ (Hebrews 9:24), He began ‘the died. ” ’ But ‘we reckon that one died on behalf of all; in that case all died’ (2 Corinthians 5:14); and as the high priest offered the Blood of the which symbolized the life of the whole people, so ‘the life that died’ is our life, in complete union with Chist’s (Hebrews 10:19). ’ And this vital union is strengthened and perpetuated by the faithful appropriation of it in the Sacrament of His body and Blood. Its Blood was shed for the atonement of the people, and, at the same time, it took upon itself the burden of their sins in order to carry it away
Apparel - The red garments are a public announcement that the Lord GOD of Heaven will trample His enemies under foot so that the Blood will stain His garments. He will tread the winepress and shed the Blood of the enemies in His anger and wrath
Cord - Joshua 2:15-21 (c) It is a symbol of the precious Blood of CHRIST. As this red cord hanging from Rahab's window announced her faith in GOD, in His Word, and His promises, so the precious Blood applied to our hearts by faith announces this same truth for us
Tick - ) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the Blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with Blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually livid red in color
Daughter, Scavenger's - Its action was the opposite to that of the rack; it compressed the body of the tortured so that Blood sometimes exuded
Lys'Ias - (dissolving ), a nobleman of the Blood-royal, 1 Maccabees 3:32 ; 2 Maccabees 11:1 , who was entrusted he Antiochus Epiphanes (cir
Horse-Leech - 'alukah); the generic name for any Blood-sucking annelid
Longinus, Saint - The Italian legend, confusing him with Longinus the centurion, states that he brought a relic of the Precious Blood to Mantua, and preached the Gospel there
Birds of Abomination - Others have suggested that they were excluded because they ate flesh which contained Blood or because they had contact with corpses—both of which would make one ritually unclean (see Leviticus 7:26 ; Leviticus 17:13-14 ; Leviticus 21:1-4 ,Leviticus 21:1-4,21:11 ; Leviticus 22:4 ; Numbers 5:2-3 ; Numbers 6:6-11 )
Foster - , as regards sustenance and nurture, but not by tie of Blood
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Ascending vessels, in anatomy, are those which carry the Blood upward or toward the superior parts of the body
Mercy Seat - " We come to the Lord JESUS, both as our High Priest, and also as our Mercy Seat, that we may confess our failures and receive again the cleansing of the precious Blood
Sardine, Sardius, - It is supposed to be the sard, a superior variety of agate, of various colours, some Blood-red, and others of a golden hue
Ventilation - ) The act of refrigerating, or cooling; refrigeration; as, ventilation of the Blood
Metabolism - ) The act or process, by which living tissues or cells take up and convert into their own proper substance the nutritive material brought to them by the Blood, or by which they transform their cell protoplasm into simpler substances, which are fitted either for excretion or for some special purpose, as in the manufacture of the digestive ferments
Ligature - ) A thread or string for tying the Blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage
Scavenger's Daughter - Its action was the opposite to that of the rack; it compressed the body of the tortured so that Blood sometimes exuded
Lavish - He was lavish of expense lavish of praise lavish of encomiums lavish of censure lavish of Blood and treasure
Satiate - I may yet survive the malice of my enemies, although they should be satiated with my Blood
Sweat - —The word ‘sweat’ occurs only in one passage in the NT, namely Luke 22:44, in the narrative of our Lord’s agony in Gethsemane, where we read: ‘His sweat became, as it were, great drops of Blood falling down upon the ground. ’ In approaching the discussion of the passage there are three matters to be considered: (1) the textual problem, (2) the interpretation of the words ‘became, as it were,’ and (3) the possibility of the phenomenon known as ‘bloody sweat (hœmadrosis),...
1. The next point to consider is the interpretation of the words ‘as it were great drops of Blood. ) read the genitive of the word rendered ‘falling down,’ agreeing with the word for ‘blood,’ and not the nominative in agreement with the word for ‘drops,’ as do the majority of the authorities. The Greek word θρόμβος, either with or without αἵματος, can itself bear the meaning ‘a drop of Blood,’ and is so used in classical Greek writers (see aesch. Tatian in his Diatessaron renders in an exaggerated form, ‘like a stream of Blood,’ which Bernard supposes would be visible in the moonlight. ...
When Justin quotes the verse he also omits ‘of Blood’; but this may be because he regarded the word θρόμβοι as bearing that signification. Even when all is said, however, the expression may not mean more than that there was a resemblance between the falling of the heavy drops of perspiration and the plashing of Blood-gouts from a wound, so that the verse does not absolutely and necessarily assert that Blood flowed from our Lord’s body in the moment of His extreme anguish. There has been much discussion as to whether such a thing as a Bloody sweat is a possibility, and here we come into the realm of medical evidence. The less critical medical writers of an earlier time were content to quote Galen as their authority for the statement that sometimes ‘the pores are so vastly dilated by a copious and fervent spirit, that even Blood issues through them and constitutes a Bloody sweat’ (see R. The most recent medical conclusion on the subject seems to be that it is physically possible for Blood to exude through the sweat glands, as the contiguity of the Blood vessels and these glands is so close and oftentimes the walls that divide them are so extremely thin. ...
Some writers have understood the phrase ‘drops of Blood’ as a purely figurative one, being simply expressive of the intense agony undergone by the sufferer, and not in any sense to be taken either literally or as even suggesting that the perspiration was itself so heavy as to suggest the dripping of Blood. ‘Sweat (Bloody),’ col
Lord's Supper - The two separate elements, His Body and His Blood, were severed in His death; so the bread and the wine are separate in the Lord's supper. the body sacrificed, and" this is My Blood shed," etc. , not the Blood in His living body, but the Blood separated from the body, the Blood of a dead body. ...
He gave His body broken (in the way of representation), when as yet it was not broken in fact; He gave His Blood shed (in the way of representation), when it was not shed in fact. Faith can make present in actual saving reality things past and things future, namely Christ's body sacrificed and His Blood shed, and so have present communion with the once crucified but now glorified Lord. The body and Blood of Christ are given by God not by the priest, taken by faith not by the hand, eaten with the soul not the mouth. In 1 Corinthians 10:15-16, "the cup," or wine in it, is not said to be the Blood but "the communion of the Blood of Christ"; "the bread is the communion (joint participation) of the body," etc. To drink Blood would have been an abomination (Leviticus 17:11-12; Acts 15:29). The Lord's Supper is the seal of the new covenant in His Blood, the sign that "we were all made to drink into one Spirit" (1 Corinthians 12:13), the pledge that He who once loved us so dearly as to give Himself for us still loves us as intensely as ever
Safety of Believers - A despot on his throne, a horde of savages in their desert, have permitted a helpless traveller to pass unharmed, like a lamb among lions: although like lions looking on a lamb, they thirsted for his Blood: because they knew his sovereign's watchfulness, and feared his sovereign's power. '0 thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt ?' What though there be fears within and fightings without, he who bought his people with his own Blood cannot lose his inheritance, and will not permit any enemy to wrest from his hand the satisfaction of his soul
Boil - ) To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his Blood boils with anger. ) A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with Blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core
Lord's Supper - Called also "the breaking of bread," Acts 2:42 20:7 , and the communion of the body and Blood of Christ, 1 Corinthians 10:16 , is one of the two simple ordinances of the Christian church; instituted by our Savior in the most affecting circumstances on the Passover night in which he was betrayed, to be observed by his followers until his second coming. Bread and wine, the symbols of his body broken and his Blood shed for our redemption, are to be tasted by each communicant, to keep in mind that great sacrifice, the foundation of all out hopes and the strongest motive to a holy and devoted life
Pontius Pilate - He proceeded to use the 'Corban or Sacred Fund,' raised by the redemption of vows, to form an aqueduct for the public benefit; but this caused an insurrection, which he crushed in Blood. Scripture also records that he had mingled the Blood of certain Galileans with their sacrifices. His washing his hands before the multitude, and saying, "I am innocent of the Blood of this just person: see ye to it," is evidence that he had a bad conscience, he senselessly condemned himself by his own lips
Abel - In Hebrews 12:24 the ‘blood of sprinkling’ ‘speaketh something better than the Blood of Abel,’ in that the latter cried for vengeance ( Genesis 4:10 ). ...
In Matthew 23:35 || Luke 11:51 Abel is named as the first of the true martyrs whose Blood had been shed during the period covered by the OT, the last being Zachariah (wh
Potter - Matthew 27:8 states that this spot came in consequence to be known as ‘the field of Blood—that is, the field bought with the price of Blood; but a different reason for that name is given in Acts 1:18-19, where Judas himself purchases the field, and commits suicide in it. The ‘field of Blood,’ or Akeldama (חֲקֵל דְּמָא), is generally identified with a spot in which there are numerous tombs, and where also clay is found, lying to the south of Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom, not far from the point where it joins the valley of the Kidron (Baedeker, p
Atonement - This is through the Blood of a sacrifice, where Blood is symbolic of the life of the innocent victim laid down as substitute for the guilty sinner (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22; 1 John 4:10; see Blood)
Potter - Matthew 27:8 states that this spot came in consequence to be known as ‘the field of Blood—that is, the field bought with the price of Blood; but a different reason for that name is given in Acts 1:18-19, where Judas himself purchases the field, and commits suicide in it. The ‘field of Blood,’ or Akeldama (חֲקֵל דְּמָא), is generally identified with a spot in which there are numerous tombs, and where also clay is found, lying to the south of Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom, not far from the point where it joins the valley of the Kidron (Baedeker, p
Barachiah - , in which the Lord declares that the Blood of all the prophets (Lk. ) or all the righteous Blood (Mt. ) will be sought from or come upon that generation, from the Blood of Abel to the Blood of Zachariah. ) it is recorded that Nebuzaradan slew many Jews in order to quiet ‘the Blood of Zechariah, who is called a prophet’ (Sanh. Abel’s Blood cried from the ground (Genesis 4:10)
Theft - A night-thief might be smitten till he died, and there would be no Blood-guiltiness for him (22:2)
Cain - Angered by the Divine rejection, Cain slew his brother; to avenge his Blood God pronounced a curse against Cain, banished him to the land of Nod, and marked him with a sign as a promise of special protection in his banishment
Dip, Dipped, Dippeth - , dyed) in Blood" (RV, "sprinkled" translates the verb rhantizo: see SPRINKLED
Gospel (Simple): the Need of the Wisest - ' 'What!' said Bengel, 'a divinity student, and not able to communicate a word of scriptural comfort!' The student, abashed, contrived to utter the text, 'The Blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, cleanseth us from all sin
Drop - A small portion of any fluid in a spherical form, which falls at once from any body, or a globule of any fluid which is pendent, as if about to fall a small portion of water falling in rain as a drop of water a drop of Blood a drop of laudanum
Ashes - Their use in purification rites are contrasted with the cleansing brought by Christ's Blood
Ankle - This is one of the first proofs that a man has contacted the Lord JESUS in faith, been cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb, and has become influenced by the Holy Spirit who is the Living Water
Conceal - What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his Blood? Genesis 37
Gentle - Well born of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble as the studies of noble and gentle youth gentle Blood
Recoil - ) A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the Blood
Cain - In a fit of jealousy, roused by the rejection of his own sacrifice and the acceptance of Abel's, he slew his brother, and became an exile from God's presence, but received a promise of protection from the avenger of Blood
Dust - But there was a further meaning; as Paul's shaking his garments, Acts 18:6, so shaking off the dust was a declaration of being free from the Blood of those who rejected the gospel-message
Kin - Relation, properly by consanguinity or Blood,but perhaps sometimes used for relation by affinity or marriage
Reconciliation - This reconciliation is effected by the Blood of the Spirit, Romans 5:10 2 Corinthians 5:19 Ephesians 2:16
Intercession - Paul the apostle calls Christ's Blood a speaking Blood, (see Hebrews 12:24) and so it certainly is; for if, as the Lord said to Cain, "The voice of thy brother's Blood crieth unto me from the ground," (Genesis 4:10) what a voice must there be in Christ's Blood, crying as it cloth for mercy and salvation! Surely it speaks to God of God's faithfulness to his promises, and Christ's claim to his merits; and it speaks from God for our sure pardon, and all the blessings of redemption to JEHOVAH'S glory and Christ's and his church's triumph and happiness. (John 17:6) The son hath purchased the Church with his Blood
Testament - There is indeed a most precious savour in the word, when we have respect to it, as Jesus had to the symbols of his supper, when he called the sacred service "the New Testament in his Blood. But the peculiar cause for calling it New was, as being newly accomplished and sealed by the Blood of its almighty Author; and when first so called the Lord Jesus had but just shed his Blood at Jerusalem. Reader! pause over the name—"The New Testament in Christ's Blood," Surely, I would say, Jesus by his death hath confirmed it, and made all the blessed legacies in it secure and payable. Hail thou glorious Testator of the New Testament in thy Blood!...
Abel - "By faith he being dead yet speaketh" to us; his "blood crying from the ground to God" (Genesis 4:10) shows how precious in God's sight is the death of His saints (Psalms 116:15; Revelation 6:10). The shedding of Abel's Blood is the first, as that of Jesus is the last and crowning guilt which brought the accumulated vengeance on the Jews (Luke 11:51; Matthew 23:34-35-38). There is a further avenging of still more accentuated guilt, of innocent Blood yet coming on "them that dwell on the earth". In Hebrews 12:24, it is written "Christ's Blood of sprinkling speaketh better things than that of Abel," namely, than the Blood of Abel's animal sacrifice
Day of Atonement - He offered the priests’ sin offering at the altar in the tabernacle courtyard, after which he took fire from the altar, along with Blood from the sacrifice, into the tabernacle-tent. The high priest then sprinkled the Blood of the slaughtered animal on and in front of the mercy seat (Leviticus 16:11-14). The sprinkling of the Blood on the mercy seat reminded Israelites that even at the climax of their highest religious exercise, they could still not demand forgiveness. Through his sacrificial Blood he has entered the presence of God, obtained eternal salvation, and cleansed the repentant sinner’s conscience (Hebrews 9:11-14). Likewise Jesus Christ, having dealt with sin fully and having obtained eternal forgiveness for sins, will reappear to bring his people’s salvation to its glorious climax (Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:28; see also Blood)
Covenant, the New - ' At the institution of the Lord's supper the Lord spoke of His Blood as 'the Blood of the new covenant,' Matthew 26:28 ; 1 Corinthians 11:25 ; and 'He is the mediator of the new covenant
Calf - The expiatory virtue of sacrifices of Blood formed part of the Semitic belief from earliest times. In Leviticus 17:11 the reason given is that the life or soul of the animal is in the Blood (cf
Cup - A glass cup or vessel used for drawing Blood in scarification. In surgery, to apply a cupping-glass to procure a discharge of Blood from a scarified part of the body
Head - 1: κεφαλή (Strong's #2776 — Noun Feminine — kephale — kef-al-ay' ) besides its natural significance, is used (a) figuratively in Romans 12:20 , of heaping coals of fire on a "head" (see COALS); in Acts 18;6 , "Your Blood be upon your own heads," i. , "your Blood-guiltiness rest upon your own persons," a mode of expression frequent in the OT, and perhaps here directly connected with Ezekiel 3:18,20 ; 33:6,8 ; see also Leviticus 20:16 ; 2 Samuel 1:16 ; 1 Kings 2:37 ; (b) metaphorically, of the authority or direction of God in relation to Christ, of Christ in relation to believing men, of the husband in relation to the wife, 1 Corinthians 11:3 ; of Christ in relation to the Church, Ephesians 1:22 ; 4:15 ; 5:23 ; Colossians 1:18 ; 2:19 ; of Christ in relation to principalities and powers, Colossians 2:10
Head - 1: κεφαλή (Strong's #2776 — Noun Feminine — kephale — kef-al-ay' ) besides its natural significance, is used (a) figuratively in Romans 12:20 , of heaping coals of fire on a "head" (see COALS); in Acts 18;6 , "Your Blood be upon your own heads," i. , "your Blood-guiltiness rest upon your own persons," a mode of expression frequent in the OT, and perhaps here directly connected with Ezekiel 3:18,20 ; 33:6,8 ; see also Leviticus 20:16 ; 2 Samuel 1:16 ; 1 Kings 2:37 ; (b) metaphorically, of the authority or direction of God in relation to Christ, of Christ in relation to believing men, of the husband in relation to the wife, 1 Corinthians 11:3 ; of Christ in relation to the Church, Ephesians 1:22 ; 4:15 ; 5:23 ; Colossians 1:18 ; 2:19 ; of Christ in relation to principalities and powers, Colossians 2:10
Faith - " (4) In Romans 3:25 , the AV wrongly links "faith" with "in His Blood," as if "faith" is reposed in the Blood (i. , the death) of Christ; the en is instrumental; "faith" rests in the living Person; hence the RV rightly puts a comma after "through faith," and renders the next phrase "by His Blood," which is to be connected with "a propitiation. " Christ became a propitiation through His Blood (i
Refuge, Cities of - To provide security for those who should undesignedly kill a man, the Lord commanded Moses to appoint six cities of refuge, or asylums, that any one who should thus shed Blood might retire thither, and have time to prepare his defence before the judges, and that the kinsmen of the deceased might not pursue and kill him, Exodus 21:13 Numbers 35:11-34 . ...
The custom of Blood-revenge appears to have been an institution or principle very early introduced among the nomadic oriental tribes. The custom of avenging the Blood of a member of a family or tribe upon some member of the tribe or family of the slayer, still exists in full force among the modern Bedaweens, the representatives in a certain sense of the ancient Israelites in the desert. ...
There is an appointed city of refuge for sinners exposed to the second death, and an altar of refuge sprinkled with atoning Blood
Faith - " (4) In Romans 3:25 , the AV wrongly links "faith" with "in His Blood," as if "faith" is reposed in the Blood (i. , the death) of Christ; the en is instrumental; "faith" rests in the living Person; hence the RV rightly puts a comma after "through faith," and renders the next phrase "by His Blood," which is to be connected with "a propitiation. " Christ became a propitiation through His Blood (i
Akeldama - The salient features of the Matthaean tradition are—(a) Judas stricken with remorse returned the money paid to him as the price of his treachery; (b) he hanged himself in despair, nothing being said as to the scene of his suicide; (c) the priests bought with the money a field known as ‘the Potter’s Field,’ which (d) thenceforth was called ἀγρὸς αἳματος, the allusion being to the Blood of Christ, shed through the treachery of Judas; (e) the field was devoted to the purpose of a cemetery for foreigners. In Acts, on the other hand, (a) nothing is said of a refunding of the money by Judas; (b) his death was not self-inflicted, nor was it caused by hanging; it is described as due to a fall and a consequent rupture of the abdomen; (c) the held was bought by Judas himself, and not by the priests; (d) nothing is said of its former use as a ‘potter’s field,’ nor (e) of the purpose for which it was used after the death of Judas; (f) the Blood which gave its name to the field was that of Judas, by which it was defiled, for (g) the field Akeldama is identified with the place of his death, a fact of which there is no mention in Matthew. gives a transliteration of this Aramaic name; he says it was ἁκελδαμάχ, that is, he understands it as equivalent to חֲקִל דְּמֲא, ‘Field of Blood. This conjecture is confirmed by the fact, which has been pointed out above, that the significance of the name ‘Field of Blood’ was differently understood by Mt. Within half a century the name became corrupted to חֲקִל דָּמָא ‘the Field of Blood,’ the allusion being variously interpreted of the Blood of Christ and the Blood of Judas
Akeldama - The salient features of the Matthaean tradition are—(a) Judas stricken with remorse returned the money paid to him as the price of his treachery; (b) he hanged himself in despair, nothing being said as to the scene of his suicide; (c) the priests bought with the money a field known as ‘the Potter’s Field,’ which (d) thenceforth was called ἀγρὸς αἳματος, the allusion being to the Blood of Christ, shed through the treachery of Judas; (e) the field was devoted to the purpose of a cemetery for foreigners. In Acts, on the other hand, (a) nothing is said of a refunding of the money by Judas; (b) his death was not self-inflicted, nor was it caused by hanging; it is described as due to a fall and a consequent rupture of the abdomen; (c) the held was bought by Judas himself, and not by the priests; (d) nothing is said of its former use as a ‘potter’s field,’ nor (e) of the purpose for which it was used after the death of Judas; (f) the Blood which gave its name to the field was that of Judas, by which it was defiled, for (g) the field Akeldama is identified with the place of his death, a fact of which there is no mention in Matthew. gives a transliteration of this Aramaic name; he says it was ἁκελδαμάχ, that is, he understands it as equivalent to חֲקִל דְּמֲא, ‘Field of Blood. This conjecture is confirmed by the fact, which has been pointed out above, that the significance of the name ‘Field of Blood’ was differently understood by Mt. Within half a century the name became corrupted to חֲקִל דָּמָא ‘the Field of Blood,’ the allusion being variously interpreted of the Blood of Christ and the Blood of Judas
Brother - In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half Blood
Cesalpino, Andrea - He made important investigations concerning the circulation of the Blood but is most famous for his botanical work "De Plantis Libri XVI" which contains the foundations of plant morphology and physiology
Host - They pay adoration to the host upon a false presumption that the elements are no longer bread and wine, but transubstantiated into the real body and Blood of Christ
Sacrament - The bread and wine in the Lord's Supper are considered sacraments in that they are visible manifestations of the covenant promise of our Lord: "In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my Blood, which is poured out for you
Erection - ) The state of a part which, from having been soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of Blood in the erectile tissue
Allant - ) A man of mettle or spirit; a gay; fashionable man; a young Blood
Andrea Cesalpino - He made important investigations concerning the circulation of the Blood but is most famous for his botanical work "De Plantis Libri XVI" which contains the foundations of plant morphology and physiology
Alb - Putting it on the priest says: "Make me white, O Lord, and cleanse my heart, that, made white, by the Blood of the Lamb, I may be able to serve Thee
Bathe - To moisten or suffuse with a liquid as, to bathe in tears or Blood
Cross - Jesus died on a cross: hence it is an emblem of the crucifixion of Christ, so that we read of the 'death of the cross,' and the 'blood of his cross,' Philippians 2:8 ; Colossians 1:20 ; also the 'preaching of the cross
Feud - ) A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their Blood, on the offender and all his race. ) A contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred; contention satisfied only by Bloodshed
Rupture - ) To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a Blood vessel
Scurvy - ) A disease characterized by livid spots, especially about the thighs and legs, due to extravasation of Blood, and by spongy gums, and bleeding from almost all the mucous membranes
Consubstantiation - Some of his followers, who acknowledged that similes prove nothing, contented themselves with saying that the body and Blood of Christ are really present in the sacrament in an inexplicable manner
Leech - ) A glass tube of peculiar construction, adapted for drawing Blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum
Tachometer - ) An instrument for measuring the velocity of the Blood; a haematachometer
Red - ...
Of a bright color, resembling Blood
Altar - The Holy Table, of wood or stone, on which the Sacrament ofthe Lord's Body and Blood is offered to God as a "Sacrifice of Praiseand Thanksgiving
Redemption - Gill, is from the Latin tongue, and signifies buying again; and several words in the Greek language of the New Testament, are used in the affair of our redemption, which signify the obtaining of something by paying a proper price for it: sometimes the simple verb, to buy, is used: so the redeemed are said to be bought unto God by the Blood of Christ, and to be bought from the earth, and to be bought from among men, and to be bought with a price; that is, with the price of Christ's Blood. In other places, another word is used or others derived from it, which signifies the deliverance of a slave or captive from thraldom, by paying a ransom price for him: so the saints are said to be redeemed not with silver or gold, the usual price paid for a ransom, but with a far greater one, the Blood and life of Christ, which he came into this world to give as a ransom price for many, and even himself, which is an answerable, adequate, and full price for them, 1 Peter 1:18
Leprosy - Those who were healed, previously ‘dead’ through their disease, symbolized their death by the ritual killing of a bird, symbolized their cleansing by draining the bird’s Blood into a bowl of pure water, and symbolized their new life of freedom by releasing a second bird that had been stained with the Blood of the first. They were then sprinkled by the priest with the Blood of the bird seven times, after which they washed and shaved
Transubstantiation - Cook, the state of opinion respecting the sacramental elements was, that they were memorials of Christ's death, but that, agreeably to his own declaration, his body and Blood were, in some sense, present with them. Pascasius Radbert, a monk, and afterward abbot of Corbey in Picardy, published a treatise concerning the sacrament of the body and Blood of Christ, in which he did not hesitate to maintain the following most extraordinary positions: "That after the consecration of the bread and wine in the Lord's Supper, nothing remained of these symbols but the outward form or figure, under which the body and Blood of Christ were really and locally present; and that this body so present was the identical body that had been born of the Virgin Mary, had suffered on the cross, and had been raised from the dead. Among these was the celebrated Johannes Scotus, who laid the axe to the root of the tree, and, shaking off all that figurative language which had been so sadly abused, distinctly and powerfully stated, that the bread and wine used in the eucharist were the signs or symbols of the absent body and Blood of Christ. About the commencement of the century, he began to inculcate that the bread and wine of the eucharist were not truly and actually, but only figuratively, and by similitude, the body and Blood of Christ; and a doctrine so rational obtained many adherents in France, Italy, and England. At one synod held at Rome, under the immediate eye of the pope, the fathers of whom it consisted so successfully alarmed Berenger, that, not having sufficient vigour of mind to stand firm against their cruelty, he confessed that he had been in error, and subscribed the following declaration composed by one of the cardinals: "The bread and wine which are placed on the altar are, after consecration, not merely a sacrament, symbol, or figure, but even the true body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is handled by the hands of the priests, and broken and chewed by the teeth of the faithful. He declared that he saw no warrant for believing that the bread and wine were actually changed into the body and Blood of Christ; but he adhered to the literal import of our Saviour's words, teaching that his body and Blood were received, and that they were in some incomprehensible manner conjoined or united with the bread and wine. The discussion, however, which he had commenced, stimulated others to the consideration of the subject, and led Zuinglius, who had previously often meditated upon it, and OEcolampadius, two of the most distinguished reformers, to submit to the public the doctrine, that the bread and wine are only symbols of Christ's body and Blood, but that the body of our Lord was in heaven, to which after his resurrection he had ascended. At the commencement of the controversy respecting the eucharist among the defenders of the Protestant faith, there seem to have been only two opinions, that of Luther, asserting that the body and Blood of Christ were actually with the bread and wine, and that of Zuinglius, OEcolampadius, and Bucer, that the bread and wine were the emblems or signs of Christ's body and Blood, no other advantage being derived from partaking of them than the moral effect naturally resulting from the commemoration of an event so awful and so deeply interesting as the crucifixion of our Redeemer. The French Protestants in their confession thus express themselves: "We affirm that the holy supper of our Lord is a witness to us of our union with the Lord Jesus Christ, because that he is not only once dead and raised up again from the dead for us, lint also he doth indeed feed and nourish us with his flesh and Blood. And although he be now in heaven, and shall remain there till he come to judge the world, yet we believe that, by the secret and incomprehensible virtue of his Spirit, he doth nourish and quicken us with the substance of his body and Blood. Not that we imagine any transubstantiation,—but this union and communion which we have with the body and Blood of Christ Jesus in the right use of the sacrament, is wrought by the operation of the Holy Ghost, who by true faith carrieth us above all things that are visible, carnal, and earthly, and maketh us to feed upon the body and Blood of Christ Jesus. We most assuredly believe that the bread which we break is the communion of Christ's body, and the cup which we bless is the communion of his Blood; so that we confess and undoubtedly believe, that the faithful in the right use of the Lord's table so do eat the body and drink the Blood of the Lord Jesus, that he remaineth in them and they in him; yea, that they are so made flesh of his flesh, and bones of his bones, that as the eternal Godhead hath given to the flesh of Christ Jesus life and immortality, so doth Christ Jesus's flesh and Blood, eaten and drunken by us, give to us the same prerogatives. In it the compilers declare, that "the outward elements in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper duly set apart to the uses ordained by Christ, have such relation to him crucified, as that truly, yet sacramentally only, they are sometimes called by the name of the things they represent; namely the body and Blood of Christ, albeit in substance and nature they still remain truly and only bread and wine, as they were before. " Then after most powerfully exposing the absurdity of transubstantiation, representing it as repugnant not to Scripture alone, but to reason and common sense, they proceed: "Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this sacrament, do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally, but spiritually, receive and feed upon Christ crucified, and all benefits of his death: the body and Blood of Christ being then not corporally or carnally in, with, or under the bread and wine, yet as really but spiritually present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their outward senses. In the thirty-nine articles, the present creed of the English church, it is said of this ordinance: "The supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another, but rather it is a sacrament of our redemption by Christ's death; insomuch that to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith receive the same, the bread which we break is a partaking of the body of Christ, and likewise the cup is a partaking of the Blood of Christ
Strangling - ...
In the pastoral letter sent down by the Council of Jerusalem to the early converts from heathenism, these are instructed to abstain inter alia ‘from Blood and from things strangled ’ ( Acts 15:29 , cf. The former refers to the prohibition against eating meat which had not been thoroughly drained of the Blood, the second to the similar taboo affecting the flesh of animals not slaughtered according to the very minute Rabbinical rules then in force
Doing Good: a Blessing to Ourselves - If we view this microcosm, the human body, we shall fin that the heart does not receive the Blood to store it up, but while it pumps it in at one valve, it sen4s it forth at another The Blood is always circulating everywhere, and is stagnant nowhere; the same is true of all the fluids in a health3 body, they are in a constant state of expenditure
Ear - The right ear of priests were consecrated with Blood (Exodus 29:20 ; Leviticus 8:24 ). The right ears of lepers were also sprinkled with Blood and oil as part of their cleansing (Leviticus 14:14 ,Leviticus 14:14,14:17 )
Scapegoat - ” This goat was slain as a sin offering, and its Blood was sprinkled on the cultic objects to help cleanse the altar, the sanctuary, and the tent of meeting from defilements of the past year. ...
Although the scapegoat is not mentioned by name in the New Testament, Hebrews 10:3-17 contrasts sanctification through the sacrifice of Christ with the Blood of bulls and goats which can never take away sins
Boil - To be hot or fervid to swell by native heat, vigor or irritation as the boiling Blood of youth his Blood boils with anger
Heifer, Red - The red heifer was killed outside the camp, and its Blood was sprinkled by the priest seven times directly before the tabernacle. The Holy Spirit applies, by the word, the truth of the condemnation of sin in the cross of Christ to the heart and conscience, to purify the believer, without applying the Blood again
Scarlet - ...
The double dipping is implied in shunt, differently pointed in Hebrew: Isaiah 1:18, "though your sins be as scarlet (double dyed, deeply fixed so that no tears can wash them away; Blood-colored in hue, i. The Mishna says a band of twice dyed scarlet wool tied together the living bird, the hyssop, and the cedar, when dipped into the Blood and water
Mercy Seat - " The place for the mediator to receive divine communications from God, and for the high priest to approach with the Blood of atonement, was the mercy seat. ...
Blood was sprinkled on the mercy seat and before the mercy seat once a year on the day of atonement
Proselyte - The first were called "proselytes of the gate," and were foreigners, either bond or free, who lived among the Jews and conformed to their customs in regard to what the rabbins call "the seven precepts of Noah;" that is, they abstained from injurious language in respect to God, from idolatry, homicide, incest, robbery, resistance to magistrates, and from eating Blood, or the flesh of animals killed without shedding their Blood
Lord's Supper, the - The two sayings, "This is my body" and "This is my Blood, " were interpolations into the Passover ritual at two important pointsbefore and after the main meal. The unleavened bread now stands as a symbol of his body and the wine of "the cup of blessing" as a symbol of his Blood. ...
The disciples did not eat the flesh of Christ by taking the bread and they did not drink his Blood in taking the wine. Also evident in this passage is a particular emphasis on the actual bread and wine: they are the actual means of sharing in the body and Blood of Christ, but they are not equated with that body and Blood. The wine represents the wine of the Eucharist and is the Blood of Christ that cleanses from all sin. munched), and also spoke of his Blood, which is drunk and which gives eternal life (vv. ) The use of the term "flesh" belongs to the antidocetic emphasis of the Gospel and thus the element of the Eucharist is here flesh (not body) and Blood. This is because partakers of the Eucharist enjoy a communion with him in the eating of his living flesh (vivified by the Spirit) and the drinking of his Blood, which was not possible before his glorification to the Father's right hand. Yet this eating and drinking of flesh and Blood are not physical but spiritual ("the words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life, " v. The Vine with its wine (15:1-8) points to Christ and his Blood. Then, in the high priestly prayer of Jesus we hear him consecrating himself as the source of the flesh and Blood, which are to be the heavenly food of the future Eucharist (17:19). ...
Finally, the piercing of the side of Jesus and the coming forth of Blood and water (19:34) graphically state that the two sacraments, baptism and Eucharist, flowed from the atoning and liberating death of Jesus Christ (see also 1 John 5:6-8 ). ...
The key theological elements of the Lord's Supper as it was celebrated in the early church are: (1) the proclamation of the death of Jesus through "memorial" and "remembrance" and a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; (2) the inauguration of the new covenant in the sacrificial Blood of Jesus; (3) the participation and fellowship in Christ unto the Father, and with one another in Christ; (4) the experiencing the firstfruit of the joy of the eschatological kingdom of God; (5) the presence of the Spirit of the Father to vivify; and (6) the presence of faith, which is faithful and obedient, in the hearts of believers
Kin - KIN (NEXT OF), KINSMAN, AVENGER OF Blood, GOEL . In this capacity he was known as the avenger of Blood ( gô’çl had-dâm ). The practice of Blood-revenge is one of the most widely spread customs of human society, and is by no means confined to the Semitic races, although it is still found in full vigour among the modern Arabs. ...
In primitive times, therefore, if a Hebrew was slain, it was the sacred duty of his next of kin to avenge his Blood by procuring the death of his slayer. ...
An interesting feature of the regulations concerning Blood-revenge among the Hebrews is the almost total absence (cf
Passover - The passover was a solemn festival of the Jews, instituted in commemoration of their coming out of Egypt; because the night before their departure the destroying angel that slew the first-born of the Egyptians passed over the houses of the Hebrews without entering them, because they were marked with the Blood of the lamb, which, for this reason, was called the paschal lamb. With the Blood of the lamb they sprinkled the door posts and lintel of every house, that the destroying angel at the sight of the Blood might pass over them. While the temple was in existence, the Jews brought their lambs thither, and there sacrificed them; and they offered their Blood to the priest, who poured it out at the foot of the altar. It is enough for us to be assured, that as Christ is called "our passover;" and the "Lamb of God," without "spot," by the "sprinkling of whose Blood" we are delivered from guilt and punishment; and as faith in him is represented to us as "eating the flesh of Christ," with evident allusion to the eating of the paschal sacrifice; so, in these leading particulars, the mystery of our redemption was set forth
Leviticus - People did not have to try to squeeze forgiveness from an unwilling God; God himself took the initiative by giving them the Blood of animals to make atonement for their sin (Leviticus 17:11; see Blood; SACRIFICE). The basis on which God accepted the Blood sacrifices of the ancient Israelites was the perfect Blood sacrifice yet to be offered, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 10:1-4; Hebrews 10:11-14). He laid down laws concerning food, disease and bodily health (11:1-15:33), and followed with regulations concerning the Day of Atonement and the sacredness of Blood (16:1-17:16)
Freeze - ) To become chilled with cold, or as with cold; to suffer loss of animation or life by lack of heat; as, the Blood freezes in the veins
Mendel Medal - This medal was first given on May 4, 1929 to Dr John Kolmer, specialist in Blood and bacteriology and director of laboratories in the School of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania
Medal, Mendel - This medal was first given on May 4, 1929 to Dr John Kolmer, specialist in Blood and bacteriology and director of laboratories in the School of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania
Wolf - It often killed more than it could eat because the taste of Blood put it into a frenzy
Meat-Offering - This Hebrew word came latterly to denote an "unbloody" sacrifice, as opposed to a "bloody" sacrifice. It followed the sacrifice of Blood
Pergamos - Antipas, Christ's "faithful martyr," here sealed his testimony with his Blood
Lice - Baker writes similarly from experience, "it is as though the very dust were turned into lice"; a tick no larger than a grain of sand becomes swollen with Blood to the size of a hazel nut
Baptism For the Dead - This expression as used by the apostle may be equivalent to saying, "He who goes through a baptism of Blood in order to join a glorified church which has no existence Bason - Chiefly the large bowl of bronze used by the priests to receive the Blood of the sacrificial victims ( Exodus 27:3 ; Exodus 29:16 , 1 Kings 7:45 etc
Partition - The Jews were redeemed by the Blood of the Passover lamb, but the Gentiles were not
Wilhelminians - According to her doctrines none were saved by the Blood of Jesus but true and pious Christians; while the Jews, Saracens, and unworthy Christians, were to obtain salvation through the Holy Spirit which dwelt in her, and that, in consequence thereof, all which happened in Christ during his appearance upon earth in the human nature, was to be exactly renewed in her person, or rather in that of the Holy Ghost, which was united to her
Life: the Hidden - Fit emblem of the believer's inner life; men hear our notes of outward sorrow wrung from us by external circumstances, but the message of celestial peace, the divine communings with a better land, the swift heart-throbs of heaven-born desire, they cannot perceive: the carnal see but the outer manhood, but the life hidden with Christ in God, flesh and Blood cannot discern
Guilty - Matthew 26 ...
To be guilty of the body and Blood of Christ, is to be chargeable with the crime of crucifying Christ afresh, and offering indignity to his person and righteousness, represented by the symbols of the Lord's supper
Means of Grace - The bread and wine in the Lord's Supper are considered sacraments in that they are visible manifestations of the covenant promise of our Lord: "In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my Blood, which is poured out for you
Oath - ) A solemn affirmation, connected with a sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the temple, the altar, the Blood of Abel, the Bible, the Koran, etc
Abana - His conduct was not unsimilar to modern Syrians in nature; who think high of their own moral excellency, and cannot brook the necessity of being washed from the leprosy of sin, in the Blood of Christ
Expiation - " As a priest, it was necessary "he should have somewhat to offer;" and he offered "himself," "his own Blood," to which is ascribed the washing away of sin, and our eternal redemption. He is declared to have "put away sin by the sacrifice of himself," to have "by himself purged our sins," to have "sanctified the people by his own Blood," to have "offered to God one sacrifice for sins. James, all martyrs and sufferers for the truth, who had recently sealed their testimony with their Blood. To prove that this was the intention and effect of the annual sacrifices of the Jews, we need do little more than refer to Leviticus 17:10-11 : "I will set my face against that soul that eateth Blood, and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the Blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the Blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. " Here the Blood which is said to make an atonement for the soul, is the Blood of the victims; and to make an atonement for the soul is the same as to be a ransom for the soul, as will appear by referring to Exodus 30:12-16 ; and to be a ransom for the soul is to avert death. The "soul" is also here used obviously for the life; the Blood, or the life of the victims in all sacrifices, was substituted for the life of man, to preserve him from death, and the victims were therefore vicarious. As the notion that the sacrifices of the law were not vicarious, but mere mulcts and fines, is overturned by the general appointment of the Blood to be an atonement for the souls, the forfeited lives, of men, so also is it contradicted by particular instances. He laid his hands upon the head of the animal, the symbolical act of transferring punishment; then slew it with his own hand, and delivered it to the priest, who burned the fat and part of the animal upon the altar; and, having sprinkled part of the Blood upon the altar, and, in some cases, upon the offerer himself, poured the rest at the bottom of the altar. On that day, to other prescribed sacrifices were to be added another ram for a burnt offering, and another goat, the most eminent of the sacrifices for a sin offering, whose Blood was to be carried by the high priest into the inner sanctuary, which was not done by the Blood of any other victim, except the bullock, which was offered the same day as a sin offering for the family of Aaron. On the day appointed for this general expiation, the priest is commanded to offer a bullock and a goat, as sin offerings, the one for himself, and the other for the people; and, having sprinkled the Blood of these in due form before the mercy seat, to lead forth a second goat, denominated "the scape-goat;" and, after laying both his hands upon the head of the scapegoat, and confessing over him all the iniquities of the people, to put them upon the head of the goat, and to send the animal, thus bearing the sins of the people, away into the wilderness; in this manner expressing, by an action which cannot be misunderstood, that the atonement, which, it is affirmed, was to be effected by the sacrifice of the sin offering, consisted in removing from the people their iniquities by this translation of them to the animal. Shall we account for it by saying that sacrifices were offered for the benefit of the worshipper, but exclude the notion of expiation? But here we are obliged to confine the benefit to reconciliation and the taking away of sins, and that by the appointed means of the shedding of Blood, and the presentation of Blood in the holy place, accompanied by the expressive ceremony of imposition of hands upon the head of the victim; the import of which act is fixed, beyond all controversy, by the priests confessing over that victim the sins of all the people, and at the same time imprecating upon its head the vengeance due to them, Leviticus 16:21 . Here is confession of sin; confession before God at the door of the tabernacle; the substitution of a victim; the figurative transfer of sins to that victim; the shedding of Blood, which God appointed to make atonement for the soul; the carrying the Blood into the holiest place, the very permission of which clearly marked the divine acceptance; the bearing away of iniquity; and the actual reconciliation of the people to God. There were some victims whose Blood, on the day of atonement, was to be carried into the inner sanctuary; but for what purpose can we suppose the Blood to have been carried into the most secret place of the divine residence, except to obtain the favour of Him in whose presence it was sprinkled? To this we may add, that the reason given for these sacred services is not in any case a mere moral effect to be produced upon the minds of the worshippers: they were "to make atonement," that is, to avert God's displeasure, that the people might not "die. The sacrificial character of this offering is strongly marked; for it was an offering brought to the tabernacle; it was slain in the sanctuary; and the Blood was sprinkled upon the altar by the priests. It derives its name from the passing over and sparing of the houses of the Israelites, on the door posts of which the Blood of the immolated lamb was sprinkled, when the first-born in the houses of the Egyptians were slain; and thus we have another instance of life being spared by the instituted means of animal sacrifice. "Almost all things," says an Apostle, who surely knew his subject, "are by the law purged with Blood; and without shedding of Blood there is no remission. Moses Ben Nachman says, with respect to a sinner offering a victim, "It was just that his Blood should be shed, and that his body should be burned; but the Creator, of his mercy, accepted the victim from him, as his substitute and ransom; that the Blood of the animal might be shed instead of his Blood; that is, that the Blood of the animal might be given for his life. After he had perfumed the sanctuary with this incense, he came out, took some of the Blood of the young bullock he had sacrificed, carried that also into the sanctuary, and, dipping his fingers in it, sprinkled it seven times between the ark and the vail, which separated the holy from the sanctuary, or most holy. The Blood of this goat he carried into the most holy sanctuary, and sprinkled it seven times between the ark and the vail, which separated the holy from the sanctuary: from thence he returned into the court of the tabernacle, and sprinkled both sides of it with the Blood of the goat. After this, the high priest came to the altar of burnt offerings, wetted the four horns of it with the Blood of the goat and young bullock, and sprinkled it seven times with the same Blood
Gethsemane - But not so, as without, Blood. Witness his soul-agony, and those great drops of Blood which fell from his sacred body
Azazel - As the goat "for Jehovah" was to witness to the demerit of sin and the need of the Blood of atonement, so the goat "for Azazel" was to witness to the efficacy of the sacrifice and the result of the shedding of Blood in the taking away of sin
Pour - shed forth"); Titus 3:6 , RV, "poured out" (AV, "shed"); (c) of the emptying of the contents of the bowls (AV, "vials") of Divine wrath, Revelation 16:1-4,8,10,12,17 ; (d) of the shedding of the Blood of saints by the foes of God, Revelation 16:6 , RV, "poured out" (AV, "shed"); some mss. 3, is used of the Blood of Christ, Luke 22:20 , RV "is poured out" (AV, "is shed"); of the Holy Spirit, Acts 10:45
Ablution - For example, the elders of the nearest village where some murder was committed were required, when the murderer was unknown, to wash their hands over the expiatory heifer which was beheaded, and in doing so to say, "Our hands have not shed this Blood, neither have our eyes seen it" (Deuteronomy 21:1-9 ). So also Pilate declared himself innocent of the Blood of Jesus by washing his hands (Matthew 27:24 )
Flow - ) To discharge Blood in excess from the uterus. ) A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of Blood
Wash - It is the thought of taking advantage of the Blood of the sacrifices, or of the Word of GOD, or of the Spirit of GOD, to put away things that are wrong in the sight of GOD in order that the person may be cleansed from the evil. ...
Revelation 7:14 (b) It represents the act of faith whereby the believing sinner trusts in the Lord JESUS CHRIST who, by His own Blood, makes the believer clean and white in GOD's sight
Thin - Rare not dense applied to fluids or to soft mixtures as thin Blood thin milk thin air. To make thin to make rare or less thick to attenuate as, to thin the Blood
Day of Atonement - After burning incense before the mercy seat in the inner sanctuary, the high priest sprinkled the Blood from the bull on and in front of the mercy seat ( Leviticus 16:14 ). The Blood of the goat used as the sin offering was sprinkled like that of the bull to make atonement for the sanctuary (Leviticus 16:15 ). The mixed Blood of the bull and goat were applied to the horns of the altar to make atonement for it (Leviticus 16:18 )
Pour, Flow - In its first use in the Old Testament, the word is part of the general principle concerning the taking of human life: “Whoso sheddeth man’s Blood, by man shall his Blood be shed …” ( Blood, the word is commonly used of the “pouring out” of the contents of a vessel, such as water ( Cuttings in the Flesh - The reference is to the practice, not confined to the Hebrews or even to their Semitic kinsfolk, of making incisions in the face, hands ( Jeremiah 48:37 ), and other parts of the body to the effusion of Blood, as part of the rites of mourning for the dead (see Marks, § 4), and by a natural transition, to which the wearing of sackcloth forms a parallel, in times of national calamity. The object in view may have been either so to disfigure the living that they should be unrecognizable by the malignant spirits of the dead, or, more probably, by means of the effusion of Blood which originally, perhaps, was brought into contact with the corpse to maintain or renew the bond of union between the living and the dead. These references recall the wide-spread heathen practice of hair-offerings, which goes back to the antique conception that the hair, like the Blood, is the seat of life. ’ The practice of gashing the body till the Blood ran, as part of the ritual of Baal worship, is attested by 1 Kings 18:28
Supper - In Egypt, for every house of the children of Israel, a lamb was slain upon that night, when the Almighty punished the cruelty and obstinacy of the Egyptians by killing their first- born, but charged the destroying angel to pass over the houses upon which the Blood of the lamb was sprinkled. A lamb was slain for every house, the representative of that whose Blood had been sprinkled in the night of the escape from Egypt. After the Blood was poured under the altar by the priests, the lambs were carried home to be eaten by the people in their tents or houses at a domestic feast, where every master of a family took the cup of thanksgiving, and gave thanks with his family to the God of Israel. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying This cup is the new testament in my Blood, which is shed for you,"...
Luke 22:19-20 . He took the bread which was then on the table, and the wine, of which some had been used in sending round the cup of thanksgiving; and by saying, "This is my body, this is my Blood, do this in remembrance of me," he declared to his Apostles that this was the representation of his death by which he wished them to commemorate that event. ...
The Lord's Supper exhibits, by a significant action, the characteristical doctrine of the Christian faith, that the death of its author, which seemed to be the completion of the rage of his enemies, was a voluntary sacrifice, so efficacious as to supersede the necessity of every other; and that his Blood was shed for the remission of sins
Affinity - A diriment matrimonial impediment preventing a valid marriage with certain Blood-relatives of a previous wife or husband, unless a dispensation be granted
Council of Jerusalem - The solution proposed by the Jerusalem council was that Gentile believers would not be required first to become Jewish proselytes, but that they would be asked to refrain from idolatry, from sexual misconduct, and from eating Blood
Michael Servetus - " He disputed with Calvin at Paris in 1534, studied medicine, and discovered the lesser circulation of the Blood
Tam'Muz - His Blood according to Ovid produced the anemone, but according to others the adonium, while the anemone sprang from the tears of Venus
Mixed Multitude - All those not of pure Israelite Blood
Dimon - (di' mawn) Place name perhaps meaning, “blood
Asp - It contaminates the Blood, it affects every part of the body, it ends in death
Fig (Leaves) - Only the Blood of CHRIST is sufficient as a covering that satisfies the demands of GOD
Communion - The Lord's Supper, or communion, replaces the Passover meal with the "body and Blood" (Mark 14:22-24) of Jesus
Forgiveness - For the holy God to extend forgiveness, the shedding of Blood is necessary (Hebrews 9:22; Leviticus 17:11)
Poison - 115) mentions that the Scythians poisoned their arrows with viper's venom mixed with human Blood; a scratch of such arrows proved fatal
Juggernaut - It is now known that any death within the temple of Jagannath is considered to render the place unclean, and any spilling of Blood in the presence of the idol is a pollution
Mercy-Seat - ) It was that whereon the Blood of the yearly atonement was sprinkled by the high priest; and in this relation it is doubtful whether the sense of the word in the Hebrew is based on the material fact of its "covering" the ark, or derived from this notion of its reference to the "covering" (i
Redeemer - The right of the institution of goel was only in a relative, one of the same Blood; and hence our Saviour's assumption of our nature is alluded to and implied under this term
Ransom - ' Christ gave Himself, His life, a ransom for many: the precious Blood of Christ witnesses that every claim of God against the believer has been answered
Ear - The tip of the priest’s right ear was touched with Blood in token that the sense of hearing was consecrated to God’s service ( Exodus 29:20 , Leviticus 8:23 )
Servetus, Michael - " He disputed with Calvin at Paris in 1534, studied medicine, and discovered the lesser circulation of the Blood
Communion - What does the Blood of Christ mean? Is it the Blood which was shed at His death, or does it signify the death itself or its effects? Or does St. Paul perhaps think of the Blood as some transfigured heavenly substance? And what does the body of Christ mean? Is it the material body, which Jesus wore on earth, and which hung on the cross, or the immaterial body of the heavenly Lord? Or, again, is it the spiritual body, whose head is Christ, i. the Church? And lastly, what does communion of the Blood and of the body mean? Is it communion with, i. partaking of, the Blood and the body, or is it a communion whose symbol, and medium are the Blood and the body? In former times all attempts at interpretation distinguished sharply between those various meanings; nowadays there is a tendency towards accepting the different views as being present at the same time in the author’s mind and in the mind of his first readers, not as entirely separate ideas, but all together in fluctuating transition. Robertson Smith started the theory that the origin of all sacrifice lies in the idea of a sacramental communion between the members of a tribe and the tribal deity, which is realized by the common eating of the flesh of the sacrifice and the drinking of its Blood. ...
Now, when we turn to 1 Corinthians 10:16 again, we see clearly that it is not the bread and the wine that constitute sacramental communion by themselves; nor is communion the partaking of Christ’s material body and Blood. Bread and wine in relation to body and Blood were given by tradition, but, as far as performing a sacramental communion is concerned, they represent only the common meal, which brings men into communion with the Lord, who through His death entered upon a heavenly existence
the Woman With the Issue of Blood - "And a certain woman, which had an issue of Blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered but rather worse-when she heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched the hem of His garment. And straightway the fountain of her Blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her plague. " Well, Blood is Blood; and Blood is bad enough; but Blood at its worst is not sin. Sin tries Christ Himself to His utmost, as this woman's Bloody issue tried and found wanting all the best physicians in all the cities round about. Christ could cure a twelve year old issue of Blood incidentally, and just by the way, as we say; ere ever He was aware He had healed that woman of her Blood, but not for all her remaining life of her sin. One stolen touch was sufficient for an issue of Blood; but a long and close lifetime of absolute clasp of Christ will not heal us of our sin. And when again your evil heart runs with envy, and anger, and pride, and ill-will, and unkindness, and all the rest of the bad Blood of hell,-all that the more grasp you at Him and at His garment. Now, why was it, did you ever think, that when our Lord healed so thoroughly this woman's sick body, He did not in an equally immediate, and in an equally thorough way, heal her far more sick soul? Why did He stop short at her Blood? Why did He not work a far better cure on her sin? Was it because she was not sick of sin? Was it because she had not come, with all those twelve years, to know the plague of her own heart? Or was it because He did not come the first time to this world with a full salvation? Or was it, and is it, because sin is such a mystery of iniquity that it takes not only both His first and His second comings to heal our souls of sin; but long time, and great labour, and great pain, and great faith, and great prayer on our part also, before even His Divine power can perform and pronounce a perfect cure? Yes, that is it. Even if this woman had come on a very much better errand than she did come; and with a far better kind of faith and love; even had she come as David and Paul and Luther came all their days; she would only have gone home to a more horrible pit in her own heart than ever, and to a more corrupt and abominable and burdensome body of death than ever, and to a loneliness that the happiest home in Canaan could not have comforted; to a lifelong death indeed, of which her twelve years' issue of Blood was but a far off and feeble emblem
Mercy-Seat - It was sprinkled with the Blood of the victim slain on the annual Day of Atonement (Hebrews 9:5). , ἱλαστήριος), it is scarcely possible that he conceives the Messiah as a ‘mercy-seat,’ or ‘covering of the ark,’ sprinkled with Blood-His own Blood
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God remembers the sins of the fathers upon the children, and vindicates His righteousness as Ruler of the nations by making an entail of curse go down from one generation to another for the unexpiated guilt of Bloodshed and violation of covenants. The three years' famine, the Lord's answer when consulted as to the cause, that it was "for Saul and his Bloody house because he slew the Gibeonites," and after the execution of Saul's seven (seven, the sacred number, denotes the performance of a work of God) sons "the Lord being entreated for the hind," prove that David did not contrive or eagerly fall in with this device for ridding himself of the remainder of Saul's royal line. ...
The whole matter was divinely ordered to teach solemn moral lessons of God's government to the king and the nation (Exodus 20:5; Exodus 34:7; Leviticus 26:34-40; Numbers 14:18-34, especially Numbers 35:33, "blood it defileth the land, and the land cannot be cleansed of the Blood that is shed therein but by the Blood of him that shed it"; Isaiah 14:20-21; Isaiah 65:6-7; Jeremiah 2:9; Jeremiah 32:18)
Athaliah - Six years afterwards he was brought from his place of refuge, and crowned by the bold and faithful high priest Jehoiada, who at the same time caused the Blood-stained Athaliah to be put to death, 2 Kings 11:1-21 2 Chronicles 23:1-21
Mercy Seat - Before the exile, when the high priest entered the holy of holies on the Day of Atonement, he sprinkled with his finger towards the oracle the Blood of the bullock and of the he-goat offered in sacrifice on that day (Leviticus 16)
John Bonnard, Blessed - His Blood-covered garments, links of his chain, and his hair and beard were kept by the heathen soldiers and later sold to the Christians
Catherine of Alexandria, Saint - Of royal Blood and great learning, she appeared at the age of 18 before the Emperor Maximinus, and endeavored to dissuade him from worship of false gods; her eloquence converted so many that she was condemned to die on the wheel but, at her touch, the instrument was miraculously destroyed
Gershom - She accordingly took a "sharp stone" and circumcised her son Gershom, saying, "Surely a Bloody husband art thou to me", i. , by the Blood of her child she had, as it were, purchased her husband, had won him back again
Hypocrites: Their Sinister Motives - No celestial impulse is needed, its love of Blood suffices to bear it aloft
Fever - This quarrel has set my Blood in a fever
Fluxion - ) An unnatural or excessive flow of Blood or fluid toward any organ; a determination
Heifer - They were not usually offered as sacrifices; but it was appointed that one should be slain when an unknown murder was discovered in a field, to put away the guilt of shedding innocent Blood
Disk - ) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a Blood disk; germinal disk, etc
Entry - The act of entering entrance ingress as the entry of a person into a house or city the entry of a river into the sea or a lake the entry of air into the Blood the entry of a spear into the flesh
Alexandria, Catherine of, Saint - Of royal Blood and great learning, she appeared at the age of 18 before the Emperor Maximinus, and endeavored to dissuade him from worship of false gods; her eloquence converted so many that she was condemned to die on the wheel but, at her touch, the instrument was miraculously destroyed
Jubilee - ) Every fiftieth year, being the year following the completion of each seventh sabbath of years, at which time all the slaves of Hebrew Blood were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners
Jubilee - ) Every fiftieth year, being the year following the completion of each seventh sabbath of years, at which time all the slaves of Hebrew Blood were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners
Thickness - The state of being concrete or inspissated consistence spissitude as the thickness of paint or mortar the thickness of honey the thickness of the Blood
Manual Acts - "There cannotbe too great exactness and reverent formality on the part of thecelebrant in consecrating the elements by means of which, whenconsecrated, an acceptable sacrifice is to be carried up to theFather, and the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ receivedby the communicants
Sacrifices in the Old Testament - Under the general name of sacrifices are included in the Mosaic worship two kinds of offerings, Bloody and unbloody. ...
BloodY SACRIFICES ...
Consisted in the slaying of certain animals: ram (or he-lamb, or again ewe- lamb), goat, bull (or calf, or heifer), turtle-dove, and pigeon. The priest's office was to receive the Blood of the victim and to offer it, pouring it round about the altar or anointing therewith some parts of the same altar. The true essence of the Bloody sacrifice resided precisely in that oblation of the Blood, for, as is explained in Leviticus 17, by virtue of the life contained in the Blood, which belongs to God, atonement is made by the application of that Blood upon the altar. ...
Four kinds of Bloody sacrifices are enumerated. Deliberate crimes were not so expiable; among these were reckoned the omission of circumcision, the desecration of the Sabbath, blasphemy, failure to celebrate the pasch, eating of Blood, working or failure to fast on the Day of Atonement. The Blood was rubbed on the horns of the altar of holocausts or the altar: of incense, according to cases, then the remainder was poured out at the foot of the altar. This consisted of a ram, whose Blood was sprinkled around the altar; the fatty portions were consumed on the altar of holocausts, and the rest of the flesh was eaten by the priests inside the holy place. To these various kinds of Bloody sacrifices must be added that of the paschal lamb, and two others, of a rather extraordinary character, offered outside the sacred enclosure; viz. ...
UNBLOODY SACRIFICES ...
More properly oblations, were, with the exception of incense, offerings of articles of solid or liquid food
Old Testament, Sacrifices in the - Under the general name of sacrifices are included in the Mosaic worship two kinds of offerings, Bloody and unbloody. ...
BloodY SACRIFICES ...
Consisted in the slaying of certain animals: ram (or he-lamb, or again ewe- lamb), goat, bull (or calf, or heifer), turtle-dove, and pigeon. The priest's office was to receive the Blood of the victim and to offer it, pouring it round about the altar or anointing therewith some parts of the same altar. The true essence of the Bloody sacrifice resided precisely in that oblation of the Blood, for, as is explained in Leviticus 17, by virtue of the life contained in the Blood, which belongs to God, atonement is made by the application of that Blood upon the altar. ...
Four kinds of Bloody sacrifices are enumerated. Deliberate crimes were not so expiable; among these were reckoned the omission of circumcision, the desecration of the Sabbath, blasphemy, failure to celebrate the pasch, eating of Blood, working or failure to fast on the Day of Atonement. The Blood was rubbed on the horns of the altar of holocausts or the altar: of incense, according to cases, then the remainder was poured out at the foot of the altar. This consisted of a ram, whose Blood was sprinkled around the altar; the fatty portions were consumed on the altar of holocausts, and the rest of the flesh was eaten by the priests inside the holy place. To these various kinds of Bloody sacrifices must be added that of the paschal lamb, and two others, of a rather extraordinary character, offered outside the sacred enclosure; viz. ...
UNBLOODY SACRIFICES ...
More properly oblations, were, with the exception of incense, offerings of articles of solid or liquid food
Purity-Purification - Leviticus 12:1 also discusses impurity associated with childbirth, probably because of the discharge of Blood. Blood related to the mysterious power of life, and any loss of Blood called for purification. ...
A cleansing agent was required: water, Blood, or fire (Numbers 31:23 ). Blood was used to cleanse the altar and the holy place (Leviticus 16:14-19 ). The priest also touched the person's extremities with Blood from the offering and with oil, cleansing and life-renewing agents. The sacrifice of Christ brings purification; Christ cleansed as a part of the work of the high priest and His Blood cleanses from sin (1 John 1:7 )
Lord's Supper - The elements used to represent Christ's body and Blood are bread and wine. Believers "feed" on Christ's body and Blood, (1) not with the mouth in any manner, but (2) by the soul alone, and (3) by faith, which is the mouth or hand of the soul
Propitiation - As it respects the unbloody propitiatory sacrifice of the mass above-mentioned, little need be said to confute such a doctrine. There is no hint in the Scripture of Christ's offering his body and Blood to his Father at his institution of the eucharist. Paul's doctrine, who teaches, that, without shedding of Blood, there is no remission; therefore there can be no remission of sins in the mass
Fowl - Satan was defeated at the Cross, and he ever tries to get men's minds to be occupied with every other kind of remedy for sin, except the one remedy of the Blood. ...
Acts 10:12 (b) These birds represent unclean people who were saved by grace, washed in the Blood of the Lamb, and thereby made fit to live in Heaven
Spikenard - What so humble, low, despised, and overlooked as Jesus, though the plant of renown? (Ezekiel 34:29) "There was no beauty that we should desire him"—and yet what fragrancy, like the sweet incense of his Blood and righteousness, to perfume the persons and offerings of his people? So his church; what more contemptible in the eyes of the great ones of the earth?—or his gospel, what more despised and set at nought? Yet how lovely, and how fragrant, in the view of Jesus! Hear what Jesus saith,"How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse; how much better is thy love than wine, and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!" (Song of Song of Solomon 4:10) Oh, for grace to echo back to such matchless grace—While the king sitteth at his table—while his grace and the influences of his Holy Spirit, are calling forth into lively exercise those blessed principles he himself hath planted in my heart—"my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof. " Yea, Jesus himself is the spikenard of my soul; his person, his Blood, and righteousness, are an everlasting fragrancy to come up before my God as a sweet-smelling savour
Babylon the Great - It had also been guilty of shedding the Blood of the saints and the Blood of the martyrs of Jesus It is compared to a woman arrayed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a cup in her hand, full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication
Table - And at his table every view of his endearing character is set forth in his body represented as broken, and his Blood shed, with the enlightenings of his holy Spirit, and all the graces he sheds abroad in the hearts of his redeemed guests, as the costly perfumes of his incense and sacrifice. Lord grant that when thy people sit at thy table, they may have to say, "the cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the Blood of Christ? the bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" (1 Corinthians 10:16)...
Fat - Closely associated with the Blood in sacrifices, and as being the richest part, appropriated peculiarly to God (Leviticus 3:16-17); i. As of all produce the first-fruits were offered to Jehovah, so of sacrifices the Blood and the fat
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Exodus 12:13 (b) The Blood of the lamb was the evidence and proof to GOD that the people within the house believed His Word. It represents the precious Blood of CHRIST, applied by faith to our hearts, wherein we testify that we believe GOD and His Word
Fat - It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations, throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor Blood," Leviticus 3:17 . Some interpreters understand these words literally, and suppose fat as well as Blood to be forbidden
Lamb - In the religious system that God gave Israel, lambs were one of the animals most commonly used for sacrifice (Leviticus 3:1; Leviticus 3:7; Leviticus 4:32; Leviticus 9:3; Leviticus 12:6; Leviticus 14:10; Leviticus 23:12; Numbers 28:4; Numbers 28:11; Numbers 29:13; Ezra 6:17; Ezra 7:17; Ezekiel 46:4-15; see Blood; SACRIFICE). Although the shedding of a sacrificial animal’s Blood was necessary, no animal sacrifice in itself could take away a person’s sin (Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 10:4)
World: Vanity of Pursuit of - Suppose the offer were this: You shall die slowly; your Blood shall daily grow cold, your flesh petrify, your heart beat at last only as a rusty group of iron valves. He only is advancing in life whose heart is getting softer, whose Blood warmer, whose brain quicker, whose spirit is entering into living peace
Holy Communion - , always) necessary to salvation; this beingthe Sacrament of the Lord's Body and Blood. It is the great Commemorative Sacrifice of the Church,unbloody, mystical and spiritual; accompanying the PerpetualOblation of Himself which our great High Priest, Jesus Christ,makes in Heaven, where He ever liveth and intercedes for us. It is the Sacrament in which thefaithful feed upon His most Blessed Body and Blood, in a divinemystery and after a spiritual manner, which is to be believed thoughit cannot be explained
Atonement - The needed Blood or life was presented to God in the other, which did really put them away; but did much more, and that aspect is attached to them there. This double aspect of the atoning work is of the deepest importance and interest, the presenting of the Blood to God on the mercy seat, and the bearing away the sins. 33) the land cannot be cleansed, kaphar, but by the Blood of the man that shed Blood as a murderer. It could not have been done but on the ground of the Blood-shedding and satisfaction, but the immediate action was the purifying: hence there was water as well as Blood. The living water in the earthen vessel is doubtless the power of the Spirit and word in human nature, characterising the form of the truth, though death and the Blood must come in, and all nature, its pomp and vanity, be merged in it. Sin was, so to speak, consumed in it, and the Blood was sprinkled seven times before the tabernacle of the congregation. When Christ died sin was, as it were, all consumed for His people by the fire of judgement, and all the value of the Blood was before God where He communicated with the people. The priest made an atonement in respect of the sins; and it had the double aspect of presenting the Blood before God within as meeting what He was, and bearing His people's sins and carrying them away never to be found. ...
We have no atonement in connection with the meat offering: we get the perfectness of Christ's person, and all the elements that constituted it so as man, and there tested by the fire of God, which was even to death, the death of the cross, and all a perfect sweet savour, and perfect in presenting it to God a sweet savour, but no kopher, ransom: for that we must have Blood-shedding. ...
The essence then of atonement is, firstly, a work or satisfaction presented to God according to, and perfectly glorifying, His nature and character about sin by sacrifice; and secondly, the bearing our sins; glorifying God even where sin was and in respect of sin (and thus His love is free to go out to all sinners); and giving the believer, him that comes to God by that Blood-shedding, the certainty that his sins are all gone, and that God will remember them no more
Crimson - The same Hebrew words translated as crimson are also translated “scarlet” (“red” comes from a root word from which the Hebrew word “blood” comes and designates a different color
Levitical Priesthood - The original duties of the priests were the following: ...
to offer the daily sacrifice in the court of the Tabernacle or Temple (Exodus 29; 3Kings 8)
to sprinkle the Blood of the victims on the altar (Leviticus 1)
to burn the victims on the altar (Leviticus 1)
to renew the loaves of proposition every Sabbath (Leviticus 24)
to offer incense morning and evening (Exodus 30)
to supply the lamps in the sanctuary with oil every day (Exodus 27)
to inspect the lepers (Leviticus 14)
to purify women after childbirth (Leviticus 12)
to teach and interpret the Law to the people (Leviticus 10)
to pray for the people (Leviticus 5)
Horse-Leech - Their voracious appetite for Blood, possibly referred to in Proverbs 30:15 , is well illustrated by their habits as internal parasites
Prince - ) The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the Blood
Bernice - She was the Blood sister of her husband, Agrippa
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Hebrews 11:4 (c) He represents any person who offers to GOD the products of his own life, imagination, and thought as a sacrifice for his sins instead of the Blood of the Lamb
Parasite - ) An animal which lives during the whole or part of its existence on or in the body of some other animal, feeding upon its food, Blood, or tissues, as lice, tapeworms, etc
Swine - The prophet Isaiah, however, charges them with eating swine's flesh; and their apostasy was such that he says when they offered an oblation, it was as if they had offered swine's Blood: their heartless profession was abhorrent to God
Cooking - The proceedings on such occasions appear to have been as follows: --On the arrival of a guest, the animal, either a kid, lamb or calf, was killed, (Genesis 18:7 ; Luke 15:23 ) its throat being cut so that the Blood might be poured out, (Leviticus 7:26 ) it was then flayed, and was ready for either roasting or boiling
Murder - (Exodus 21:12,14 ; Leviticus 24:17,21 ; 1 Kings 2:5,6,31 ) The duty of executing punishment on the murderer is in the law expressly laid on the "revenger of Blood;" but the question of guilt was to be previously decided by the Levitical tribunal
Atonement - These describe the means (in and through the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His death on the cross by the shedding of His Blood in His vicarious sacrifice for sin) by which God shows mercy to sinners
Heifer - (δάμαλις = פָרָה, ‘a cow’)...
The writer of Hebrews finds a parallel between ‘the water (for the removal) of impurity’ (ὕδωρ ῥαντιοσμοῦ = מֵי נָדָּה, ‘water of exclusion’) and the Blood of Christ (Hebrews 9:13 f. If (a particle which posits a fact, and scarcely insinuates a doubt) the Blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer cleanse the flesh, defiled by contact with death, much more does the life-blood of the Messiah cleanse the conscience from dead works
Avenger - Cities of refuge offered people who killed without intention or hatred a place of escape from the avenger of Blood (Exodus 21:12-14 ; Numbers 35:6-34 ; Deuteronomy 4:41-43 ; 1618386571_2 ; Joshua 20:1-9 ). The human go'el may be a brother, an uncle, a cousin, or another Blood relative from the family ( Leviticus 25:48-49 ). The law of the avenger thus prevented the shedding of innocent Blood while also purging the guilt of murdering the innocent (Deuteronomy 19:11-13 )
Propitiation (2) - ’ That which constituted the emblematic cover which hid sin from God so that He could act as though it did not exist, was the shed Blood (or life) of the sacrificial victim. 68), ‘Everything pressed towards the assumption that the offering of a life substituted for sinners according to God’s appointment, cancelled the death penalty which had been incurred, and that consequently the offered Blood of the sacrificial victim expiated sin as the surrogate for the life of the guilty. Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20), the wine is said to represent ‘my Blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many unto the remission of sins. As in the Levitical sacrifices for sin, the shed Blood, representing the life given up, was the propitiation, so emphasis is laid upon the Blood of Christ in His redemptive work (Romans 5:9, Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:13, Colossians 1:14-20, Heb. The Blood of Christ is said to be the Blood of sprinkling, because the Blood of the sacrifices was sprinkled (1 Peter 1:2, Hebrews 12:24). —The earliest, as well as the most important, instance is in Romans 3:25; Romans 3:28 ‘whom God set forth to be a propitiation (ἱλαστήριον), through faith, by his Blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God; for the showing of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus. Paul’s conception, Christ is a propitiation in (ἐν) His Blood or death, and because He manifests or demonstrates the righteousness of God. Neither is the faith which might be aroused by the setting forth of Christ in His Blood that which has propitiatory value. Christ in His Blood constitutes the propitiation. Paul regard our Lord as a propitiation? How could He in His Blood or death demonstrate God’s righteousness, which demanded that sins be punished and not passed over, and that the ungodly be condemned and not justified when the reverse of this took place? Could it be in any other way than that, in the death of Christ, the righteousness of God which made these demands received a satisfaction for the sins of men of the same kind as would have been paid if God had let His punitive wrath (Romans 1:18) fall upon the transgressor? In His death Christ endured the just desert of sin (Romans 6:23), as ‘him who knew no sin he (God) made to be sin on our behalf’ (2 Corinthians 5:21). John had just referred to our Lord’s Blood as cleansing from all sin (1 John 1:7), it is plain that he thought of Christ in His Blood or death as the propitiation. There it is ever as the Lamb that was slain—the antitype of the sacrificial victim—that He is spoken of, and that His Blood is said to purify and redeem (Revelation 5:6; Revelation 5:8; Revelation 5:12; Revelation 6:1 etc. From the whole scope of the Epistle up to heb Hebrews 10:30 it is made as He offers His own Blood as the perfect antitype of the imperfect sacrificial system of the old economy, which was thereby fulfilled and then abolished. This work for us, as prior to that in us, is its necessary condition and ground, as apart from the shedding of Blood there is no remission (Hebrews 9:22). The propitiatory value is in His Blood, as He tastes death for every man so as to bear the sins of all, in a way analogous to that in which the sacrificial victim bore those of the offerer. The view that the author of Hebrews thought of propitiation as effected by a ‘mysterious inherent quality’ he attributed to Christ’s Blood giving it direct ‘inherent power to cleanse the life’ (Stevens, The Christian Doctrine of Salvation, p
Cross - In those parts of the body which are distended or pressed, more Blood flows through the arteries than can be carried back in the veins. The consequence is, that a greater quantity of Blood finds its way from the aorta into the head and stomach, than would be carried there by a natural and undisturbed circulation. The Blood vessels of the head become pressed and swollen, which of course causes pain, and a redness of the face. The circumstance of the Blood being impelled in more than ordinary quantities into the stomach is an unfavourable one also, because it is that part of the system which not only admits of the Blood being stationary, but is peculiarly exposed to mortification. The aorta, not being at liberty to empty, in the free and undisturbed way as formerly, the Blood which it receives from the left ventricle of the heart, is unable to receive its usual quantity. The Blood of the lungs, therefore, is unable to find a free circulation. All the large vessels about the heart, and all the veins and arteries in that part of the system, on account of the accumulation and pressure of Blood, are the source of inexpressible misery
Pelican - Out of this pouch she feeds herself and her young, and from this habit and the red nail at the end of her bill came the notion that she fed her offspring on her own Blood
Atonement - This is actually effected by the death of Christ; while the ceremonial offerings of the Jewish church only secured from impending temporal judgments, and typified the Blood of Jesus Christ which "cleanseth us from all sin
Declaration, Royal - do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I do believe that in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper there is not any Transubstantiation of the elements of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ at or after the consecration thereof by any person whatsoever; and that the invocation or adoration of the Virgin Mary or any other Saint, and the Sacrifice of the Mass, as they are now used in the Church of Rome, are superstitious and idolatrous" ...
Mercy-Seat - It has been conjectured that the censer (thumiaterion, meaning "anything having regard to or employed in the burning of incense") mentioned in Hebrews 9:4 was the "mercy-seat," at which the incense was burned by the high priest on the great day of atonement, and upon or toward which the Blood of the goat was sprinkled ( Leviticus 16:11-16 ; Compare Numbers 7:89 and Exodus 25:22 )
Januarius And Companions, Saint - The famous "Miracle of Saint Januarius," the liquefaction of his Blood (which is kept in a glass phial) seldom fails to occur 18 times during the year when the reliquary is exposed and placed near his head, and no natural explanation has been found for it
Canon of the Mass - The most solemn part of the Mass in which the Sacrificial Act proper takes place, the Consecration and change of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ
Blessing - joint participation of the Blood of Christ
Basin - saph) for holding the Blood of the victims (Exodus 12:22 ); also a basin for domestic purposes (2 Samuel 17:28 )
Ransom - lutron) is always said to be Christ, his Blood, his death
Mercy Seat - On the Day of Atonement the high priest sprinkled the Blood of a sacrificial lamb on the mercy seat as a plea for forgiveness for the sins of the nation (Leviticus 16:15 )
Fuel - Numerous types of fuel are mentioned in Scripture: wood (Isaiah 44:14-16 ); charcoal (Jeremiah 36:22 ; John 18:18 ); shrubs (Psalm 120:4 ); thorn bushes (Ecclesiastes 7:6 ; Nahum 1:10 ); grass (Matthew 6:30 ); weeds (Matthew 13:40 ); vines (Ezekiel 15:4 ,Ezekiel 15:4,15:6 ); branch trimmings (John 15:6 ); animal or even human dung (Ezekiel 4:12 ); and the Blood-stained clothing of fallen warriors (Isaiah 9:5 )
Noise - What noise have we about transplantation of diseases and transfusion of Blood? ...
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Concord - This book contains, in two parts, a system of doctrine, the subscription of which was a condition of communion, and a formal and very severe condemnation of all who differed from the compilers of it; particularly with respect to the majesty and omnipresence of Christ's body, and the real manducation of his flesh and Blood in the Eucharist
Mercy-Seat - Before and upon the mercy-seat the high priest sprinkled the Blood of the sin-offerings on the day of atonement as a propitiation, Leviticus 16:11-16, which, under the new dispensation, received its fulfillment
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Matthew 13:45 (b) This gem is a type of the church which is hidden in the world, and sought out by our Lord JESUS CHRIST who paid the great price at Calvary to purchase us with His own Blood
Horns - On the altar, the projections placed at its corners, on which the Blood of the sacrifices was placed, and to which culprits clung for protection
Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, Blessed - His head was fastened to a pole to frighten Christians; his Blood was gathered up by a few followers and distributed among the faithful of the vicinity
Bag - Each one is preserved by GOD against the record of the sinner unless all of them are blotted out by the precious Blood of JESUS
Sin - If this doctrine, which is wholly Scriptural, were but thoroughly and fully understood by all men, what humbling views would it induce in all, and how endeared to all would be the person, Blood, and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ! I beg to leave this on the reader's mind
Fat - It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor Blood
Round - ...
1 Timothy 3:15 (a) This describes the permanency, the stability, the reliability of the true church of GOD established by CHRIST, and of its members who are saved through His Blood
Wine-Press, Wine-Fat - ...
Symbolically the wine-press is used as a figure of the execution of God's judgements: the people, as grapes, are placed in the press, and there crushed: "and Blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horses' bridles, by the space of 1600 furlongs" (about the extent of Palestine) Revelation 14:19,20 ; Revelation 19:15
Abishai - An editorial addition ( 2 Samuel 3:30 ) associates him with Joab in the Blood-revenge taken on Abner
Ecclesiastical Burial - All persons baptized in any of the three ways baptism may be conferred (desire, Blood, water) and catechumens or converts, if they have died without baptism through no fault of their own, must be buried ecclesiastically
Aceldama - The word Ἀκελδαμα, 'field of Blood,' is Aramaic expressed in Greek letters, the word being differently spelt in different MSS
Pelican - Feeding her young from this bag has so much the appearance of feeding them with her own Blood, that it caused this fabulous opinion to be propagated, and made the pelican an emblem of paternal, as the stork had been before chosen, more justly, of filial affection
Thirst - To want to drink as, to thirst Blood
Baptism - The use of water in this ordinance is grounded in part on its qualities as the great element of purification, and on the rites of the ancient dispensation, in which "water and Blood: were the divinely appointed symbols of moral renovation and atonement
Royal Declaration - do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I do believe that in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper there is not any Transubstantiation of the elements of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ at or after the consecration thereof by any person whatsoever; and that the invocation or adoration of the Virgin Mary or any other Saint, and the Sacrifice of the Mass, as they are now used in the Church of Rome, are superstitious and idolatrous" ...
Tale - ...
In thee are men that carry tales to shed Blood
Return - The Blood propelled from the heart, passes through the arteries to the extremities of the body, and returns through the veins
Egypt, Plagues of - They are: ...
the water of the river and all the canals and pools of Egypt was turned into Blood and became so corrupted that the Egyptians could not drink it, and the fish in the waters perished
an immense number of frogs, which caused great discomfort
swarms of gnats which tormented men and beasts
pest of flies
murrain or cattle-pest which killed only the cattle of the Egyptians
epidemic of boils on man and beast
hailstorm which wrought terrific havoc
plague of locusts
the horrible darkness which covered the earth for three days
the destruction of all the first- born of Egypt on one night
Jael - Besides this, the life or honor of Jael may have been in danger, or her feelings of hospitality may have been overpowered by a sudden impulse to avenge the oppressed Israelites, with whom she was allied by Blood
Lice - " The lice which he describes are a sort of tick, not larger than a grain of sand, which when filled with Blood expand to the size of a hazel nut
Biblical Genealogies - The genealogies are naturally meant to show the Blood relationship of those whose names figure in the lists; however, this is far from being the purpose of the biblical genealogies in every case, or at least from being their primary purpose, for in several instances, as in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10), the writer does not seem to have intended Blood relationship, but rather some political or geographical relationship
Now - I have a patient now living at an advanced age, who discharged Blood from his lungs thirty years ago. They that but now for honor and for plate, made the sea blush with Blood, resign their hate
Whippers - A great number of persons, of all ages and sexes, made processions, walking two by two, with their shoulders bare, which they whipped till the Blood ran down, in order to obtain mercy from God, and appease his indignation against the wickedness of the age. They held, among other things, that whipping was of equal virtue with baptism, and the other sacraments; that the forgiveness of all sins was to be obtained by it from God without the merits of Jesus Christ; that the old law of Christ was soon to be abolished, and that a new law, enjoining the baptism of Blood to be administered by whipping, was to be substituted in its place: upon which Clement VII
Sacrifice - For neither could the Blood of bulls, and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer, "sprinkling the unclean, sanctify to the purifying of the flesh, but Jesus, by his own Blood, and by entering once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us
Genealogies, Biblical - The genealogies are naturally meant to show the Blood relationship of those whose names figure in the lists; however, this is far from being the purpose of the biblical genealogies in every case, or at least from being their primary purpose, for in several instances, as in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10), the writer does not seem to have intended Blood relationship, but rather some political or geographical relationship
Cain - The curse pronounced upon Cain, on account of his fratricide, is thus expressed: "And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is thy brother Abel? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper? And God said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's Blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's Blood from thy hand
Lamb - Throughout the Scriptures, from the beginning to the end, the lamb and the sacrifice of a lamb are used as a type of the Lord Jesus Christ and of his Blood shed for our sins. He is represented as now standing in the midst of the throne of God, as a "Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God," "And they sung a new song saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy Blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, and hast made us unto our God kings and priests
Agony - Jesus' agony in Gethsemane, "so that His sweat was as it were great clotted drops of Blood" (thromboi ), namely, Blood mixing with the ordinary watery perspiration, medically termed diapedesis, resulting from agitation of the nervous system, turning the Blood out of its natural course, and forcing the red particles into the skin excretories. Many similar cases are recorded, as the Bloody sweat of a Florentine youth, condemned to death unjustly by Sixtus V. Luke alone records the Bloody sweat and the appearance of all angel from heaven strengthening Him, Matthew and Mark the change in His countenance and manner, and His complaint of overwhelming soul sorrows even unto death, and His repetition of the same prayer
Intercession of Christ - As to the manner of it: the appearance of the high-priest among the Jews, in the presence of God, on the day of atonement, when he offered before him the Blood of the sin- offering, is at large referred to by St. Christ appears before God with his own body; but whether he intercedes vocally or not cannot be known: though it is most probable, I think, that he does not: however, it is certain that he does not intercede in like manner as when on earth, with prostration of body, cries and tears, which would be quite inconsistent with his state of exaltation and glory; nor as supplicating an angry judge, for peace is made by the Blood of the cross; nor as litigating a point in a court of judicature; but his intercession is carried on by showing himself as having done, as their surety, all that law and justice could require, by representing his Blood and sacrifice as the ground of his people's acceptance with the Father, Revelation 5:6
Reconciliation - "When the Scripture speaks of reconciliation by Christ, or by his cross, Blood, or death, it is commonly expressed by God's reconciling us to himself, and not by his being reconciled unto us; the reason of which seems to be, because God is the offended party, and we are the offenders, who, as such, have need to be reconciled to him: and the price of reconciliation, by the Blood of Christ, is paid to him, and not to us. Hebrews 2:17 , and answers to the ceremonial and typical reconciliation which was made by the Blood of the sacrifices under the law to make atonement and reconciliation for Israel, 2 Chronicles 29:24 . Now as all the legal sacrifices of atonement, and the truly expiatory sacrifices of Christ, were offered not to the offenders, but to God, to reconcile him in them, what can reconciliation by the death, Blood, or cross of Christ mean, but that the law and justice of God were thereby satisfied, and all obstructions, on his part, to peace and friendship toward sinners are removed, that he might not pursue his righteous demands upon them, according to the holy resentments of his nature and will, and the threatenings of his law for their sins; but might mercifully forgive them, and take them into a state of favour with himself, upon their receiving the atonement, or reconciliation (Romans 5:11 , ) by faith, after the offence that sin had given him, and the breach it had made upon the original friendship between him and them?" ...
See articles ATONEMENT, MEDIATOR, and PROPITIATION; Grot
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The two parties to the covenant were then bound together in a Blood ritual. Half the Blood was thrown against the altar (representing God) and half sprinkled on the people (Exodus 24:3-8). ...
But this Blood ritual was more than just a dramatic way of swearing loyalty to the covenant. The Passover had shown the people of Israel that Blood symbolized life laid down to release those under condemnation of death (Exodus 12:13). Blood was linked with release from the penalty of sin; therefore, the Blood ritual at Sinai was an indication to Israel that it began its formal existence as God’s covenant people in a condition of ceremonial purity (Hebrews 9:19-22; see Blood). He is the mediator through whom God makes the covenant, and he is the sacrifice whose Blood seals the covenant (1 Corinthians 11:25; Hebrews 9:15; Hebrews 12:24). Through that same Blood, sin is forgiven completely, so that God’s people enter the covenant not with mere ceremonial cleansing, but with actual cleansing (Matthew 26:28; cf
Clean, Unclean - The prohibition of eating the fat of sacrificial animals and the Blood of any animal reminded Israel that Blood sacrifice reconciles sinful/unclean people with a holy God (Leviticus 7:22-27 ; 17:11 ). ...
The command not to eat the flesh with the Blood inculcates respect for all animal life. Moreover, ritual pouring of the Blood back to God symbolically acknowledged that only by divine permission could any animal be killed (Genesis 9:2-5 ). If killing animals is not trivial, how much weightier it is to shed human Blood. Bodily discharges (blood for women, semen for men) represented a temporary loss of strength and life and movement toward death. Purification rituals symbolized movement from death toward life and accordingly involved Blood, the color red, and spring (lit. In such cases, and that of a woman with a flow of Blood (Matthew 9:20-22 ; Mark 5:27 ), Jesus is not defiled (he went through no ceremonial purification), but those are cleansed and healed. Typologically, the ashes of the red heifer (for corpse contamination), the sin offering, and the ritual baths foreshadowed the power of Jesus' Blood to cleanse the conscience (Hebrews 9:13-14 ; 10:22 ; 1 John 1:7 ; Revelation 7:14 ). ...
Although the apostolic council (Acts 15:29 ) encouraged Gentile Christians to avoid "unclean" foods ("food sacrificed to idols, from Blood, from the meat of strangled animals [1]") to facilitate table fellowship with Jewish Christians, the matter is presented as advice rather than law
Sacrifice - Its specific object was to make a covenant sure and binding by the interchange of Blood between the parties to it; half the animal victim’s Blood was poured upon the altar for God and half sprinkled upon the people (cf. The popular idea of a union cemented by Blood in its physical and literal character was beginning to be challenged in the early monarchy; the higher theology of the age was already excluding the idea of God as a fellow-guest, and offerings were regarded as worthless without obedience (cf. Essential features in it were the shedding and sprinkling of Blood and the conveyance of the sacrifice entire to God and His ministers; it was also accompanied by the imposition of hands. The utmost importance was attached in this type of sacrifice to the disposition of the victim’s Blood: the Blood was God’s; it belonged to Him of right; a mysterious potency inhered in it; the life was in it (cf. Leviticus 17:11); safety for the individual and the nation lay in such sacrifices of Blood. Holtzmann sums up the result thus: ‘Everything pressed towards the assumption that the offering of a life, substituted for sinners according to God’s appointment, cancelled the death penalty which they had incurred, and that consequently the offered Blood of the sacrificial victims expiated sin as a surrogate for the life of the guilty’ (Neutest. When in the Blood of the Sin-offering the tie between God and His people was renewed, what was felt was the weird influence of the incomprehensible’ (Smend, Alttest. Apostolic writers held that there is a simple answer given in Leviticus 17:11 to the question how sacrifice expiates-‘it is the Blood that maketh atonement. ’ ‘According to the law, I may almost say, all things are cleansed with Blood, and apart from shedding of Blood there is no remission’ (Hebrews 9:22). (c) He referred to His own death as sacrificial, comparing it especially with the Covenant sacrifice with which the Mosaic system was instituted, ‘My Blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many unto remission of sins’ (Matthew 26:28, Luke 22:20; cf. -In the Epistles of Peter the sacrificial references are clear and interesting; ‘sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus’ (1 Peter 1:2; cf. Exodus 24:8); ‘ye were redeemed … with precious Blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, even the Blood of Christ’ (Exodus 1:18); cf. References to the Blood of Christ as the ground of the benefits conferred by His death (Romans 3:25; Romans 5:9, 1 Corinthians 10:16, Ephesians 2:13) are not satisfied by regarding the ‘blood’ as merely an allusion to His violent death; it seems clear from the tenor of St. Paul’s teaching that he means ‘sacrificial Blood’ (cf. The sacrificial institutions associated with the Old Covenant are set forth as types and shadows of the heavenly and eternal reality in which the New Covenant is established in the Blood of Christ. Christ offers Himself; the nature and effect of this perfect sacrifice are contrasted with the sacrifices of the Law (Hebrews 8:1 to Hebrews 10:18); the contrast culminates in the parallel between the action of the high priest in the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement (Exodus 24:4-8) and Christ entering the heavenly places ‘through his own Blood’ (Hebrews 9:11 ff
Baptism - Even the Gentile Pilate washed his hands to symbolize his innocence of Jesus' Blood. This is the sense of 1 John 5:6; "this is He that came by water and Blood;" by water at His consecration by baptism to His mediatorial ministry for us, when He received the Father's testimony to His Messiahship and His divine Sonship (John 1:33-34). ...
Jesus came "by Blood" also, namely, "the Blood of His cross" (Hebrews 9:12). His coming "by water and Blood," as vividly set forth in the issue of water and Blood from His pierced side, was seen and solemnly attested by John (John 19:34-35). Jesus came, undergoing Himself the double baptism of water and Blood, then baptizing us with the Spirit cleansing, of which water is the sacramental seal, and with His atoning Blood once for all shed and of perpetual efficacy; therefore He Messiah. It is His shed Blood which gives water baptism its spiritual significancy. ...
"The Spirit, the water, and the Blood agree in one" (Greek: "tend to the one result," "testify to the one truth"), i. , agree in testifying to Jesus' Sonship and Messiaship by the sacramental grace in water baptism received by the penitent believer through His droning Blood and His inwardly witnessing Spirit (1 John 5:5-6; 1 John 5:8; 1 John 5:10), answering to the testimony to Jesus' Sonship and Messiahship by His baptism, by His crucifixion, and by the Spirit's manifestation in Him. By Christ's baptism, by His Blood shedding, and by the Spirit's past and present working in Him, the Spirit, the water, and the Blood are the threefold witness to His divine Messiahship
Unclean And Clean - The Blood in which is "the life of the flesh" being drawn off from the meat, the latter by being presented before Jehovah became clean as food for Jehovah's people by His gift. Though it could not injure the mother to boil the dead kid in the mother's milk, yet it was forbidden, as the milk was the kid's "life" and had a relative sanctity resembling that of forbidden Blood (Juv. Swine are liable to disease from foul feeding, and in Palestine are not very wholesome food; so also fat and Blood; but the spiritual reason of prohibition was the main one, the swine's uncleanness of feeding typifying moral impurity, and the fat and the Blood being God's exclusive perquisite for sacrifice on the altar. As Blood shedding typified the deadliest sin, so washing typified cleansing from this (Deuteronomy 21:6-8; Psalms 26:6; Psalms 73:13; Isaiah 1:15). How different from worldly camps, where the ordinary rules of morality and religion are so often relaxed! The defilement by touch of a leper or person with an issue shows the inherent holiness of Jesus, who, so far from being defiled by the leper or the woman with the Blood issue, removed their defilement
Heaven - Paul tells the believing Hebrews, "Ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the first-born, which are written," or are enrolled, "in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the Blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than the Blood of Abel,"...
Hebrews 12:22-24 . Instead of the land of Canaan, we have heaven; for the earthly Jerusalem, we have the heavenly, the city of the living God; in place of the congregation of Israel after the flesh, we have the general assembly and church of the first-born, that is, all true believers "made perfect;" for just men in the imperfect state of the old dispensation, we have just men made perfect in evangelical knowledge and holiness; instead of Moses, the mediator of the old covenant, we have Jesus the Mediator of the new and everlasting covenant; and instead of the Blood of slaughtered animals, which was sprinkled upon the Israelites, the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, to make a typical atonement, we have the Blood of the Son of God, which was shed for the remission of the sins of the whole world; that Blood which doth not, like the Blood of Abel, call for vengeance but for mercy, which hath made peace between heaven and earth, effected the true and complete atonement for sin, and which therefore communicates peace to the conscience of every sinner that believes the Gospel
Crust - ) A hard mass, made up of dried secretions Blood, or pus, occurring upon the surface of the body
Kingdom of God - Not only a place or goal to be attained, but an influence under which our minds come when we are one with Christ and acting under His ideals; the sway of Grace, in our hearts; the rule of God in the world, Thy kingdom come; the place where God reigns; the goal at which we have to aim; the Church, which exercises this influence, administers the sacraments as a means of this grace, upholds even in persecution the laws of God, tabernacles the Body and Blood of His Divine
Kingdom of Heaven - Not only a place or goal to be attained, but an influence under which our minds come when we are one with Christ and acting under His ideals; the sway of Grace, in our hearts; the rule of God in the world, Thy kingdom come; the place where God reigns; the goal at which we have to aim; the Church, which exercises this influence, administers the sacraments as a means of this grace, upholds even in persecution the laws of God, tabernacles the Body and Blood of His Divine
Zebah - A Midianite king, mentioned together with Zalmunna , who was killed by Gideon as the result of Blood-revenge ( Judges 8:18-21 ); both kings had, however, been previously overcome in battle by Gideon, who championed the Israelites against their Midianite oppressors
Ransom - ...
Psalm 49:7 (b) The redeeming of the soul is by the precious Blood of JESUS, and there is no substitute for it
Near - Closely related by Blood
Purification - , "washings;" 9:10); sprinkling with Blood and water (Exodus 24:5-8 ; Hebrews 9:19 ), etc
Shield - (Ezekiel 39:9 ) It was frequently cased with metal, either brass or copper; its appearance in this case resembled gold when the sun shone on it, 1 Maccabees 6:39 and to this, rather than to the practice of smearing Blood on the shield we may refer the redness noticed by
Tobiah, the Children of - Returned with Zerubbabel; could not prove their Israelite Blood (Ezra 2:59-60; Nehemiah 7:62)
Horn in the Bible - The projecting points on the altar of the holocaust were called horns (Exodus 30), and were smeared with the Blood of the sacrificial victim (Exodus 27; Leviticus 4)
Clean - The Hebrews were prohibited from using as food certain animal substances, such as (1) Blood; (2) the fat covering the intestines, termed the caul; (3) the fat on the intestines, called the mesentery; (4) the fat of the kidneys; and (5) the fat tail of certain sheep (Exodus 29:13,22 ; Leviticus 3:4-9 ; 9:19 ; 17:10 ; 19:26 )
Longings: of the Soul Often Painful - The pangs of strong desire for the presence of the Lord in glory, who among believers has not felt them? Who among us has not found our flight upward brought to a painful pause by the stern facts of flesh and Blood, and earth and sin? ...
God, Kingdom of - Not only a place or goal to be attained, but an influence under which our minds come when we are one with Christ and acting under His ideals; the sway of Grace, in our hearts; the rule of God in the world, Thy kingdom come; the place where God reigns; the goal at which we have to aim; the Church, which exercises this influence, administers the sacraments as a means of this grace, upholds even in persecution the laws of God, tabernacles the Body and Blood of His Divine
Cup - ...
1 Corinthians 10:16 (b) This indicates that the Lord expects His own people to drink and to make a part of themselves the forgiveness, redemption and cleansing that comes through the precious Blood of CHRIST
Fringes - The woman with the issue of Blood touched Christ's hem, as the sacred part (Matthew 9:20)
Ark of the Covenant - Once a year, the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies and sprinkle Blood on the Mercy Seat
Lebanon - Only the Blood of JESUS is sufficient
Fever - The effects of this are evident in further derangements in the digestive glands, the liver and kidneys, the alimentary canal, the nervous organism, and the Blood
Vessel - ) Any tube or canal in which the Blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc
Mercy Seat - In that version, ιλαστηριον generally answers to the Hebrew כפרת , from the verb כפר , to cover, expiate, and was the lid or covering of the ark of the covenant, made of pure gold, on and before which the high priest was to sprinkle the Blood of the expiatory sacrifices on the great day of atonement, and where God promised to meet his people, Exodus 25:17 ; Exodus 25:22 ; Exodus 29:42 ; Exodus 30:36 ; Leviticus 16:2 ; Leviticus 16:14
Heaven, Kingdom of - Not only a place or goal to be attained, but an influence under which our minds come when we are one with Christ and acting under His ideals; the sway of Grace, in our hearts; the rule of God in the world, Thy kingdom come; the place where God reigns; the goal at which we have to aim; the Church, which exercises this influence, administers the sacraments as a means of this grace, upholds even in persecution the laws of God, tabernacles the Body and Blood of His Divine
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Yet in many cases the word woe is used in a fuller and more awful sense, expressing an inspired denunciation and foreshadowing of God's wrath upon sinners; as when we read, "Woe to those who build houses by unrighteousness, and cities by Blood;" woe to those who are "rebellious against God," etc
Eating - So to eat Christ's flesh and drink his Blood, is to receive him as a Savior, and by a living faith to be imbued with his truth, his Spirit, and his heavenly life, John 6:32-58
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These were significant of spiritual purification through the Savior's Blood, Titus 3:5 Revelation 1:5 , as well as of that holiness without which none can see God
Pelican - The pelican's bill has a crimson tip, and the contrast of this red tip against the white breast probably gave rise to the tradition that the bird tore her own breast to feed her young with her Blood
John, the First Epistle General of - His lesson throughout is that the means of union with God are, on the part of Christ, his atoning Blood, ch
Fever - The effects of this are evident in further derangements in the digestive glands, the liver and kidneys, the alimentary canal, the nervous organism, and the Blood
Precious - It is also applied to the great promises (2 Peter 1:4), to the Blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:19), and to faith, ‘equally precious faith’ (2 Peter 1:1, RVm_)
Covenant - In Matthew 26:28, "this is My Blood of the new testament" would perhaps better be translated "covenant," for a testament does not require Blood shedding. ...
For his Blood was the seal of the testament. Moses by "covenant" means one giving the heavenly inheritance (typified by Canaan) after the testator's death, which was represented by the sacrificial Blood he sprinkled. The seal, the sacrament of the Lord's supper, the sign of His Blood, wherewith the testament is sealed
Passover - Hebrew PESACH, Greek PASCHA, a passing over, a name given to the festival established and to the victim offered in commemoration of he coming forth out of Egypt, Exodus 12:1-51 ; because the night before their departure, the destroying angel, who slew the firstborn of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Hebrews without entering them, they being marked with the Blood of the lamb, which for this reason was called he Passover, Mark 14:12,14 1 Corinthians 5:7 , or the paschal lamb. "Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us," 1 Corinthians 5:7 ; and as we compare the innocent lamb slain in Egypt with the infinite lamb of God, the contrast teaches us how infinite is the perdition which He alone can cause to "pass over" us, and how essential it is to be under the shelter of his sprinkled Blood, before the night of judgment and ruin overtakes us. ...
As to the Christian Passover, the Lord's supper, it was instituted by Christ when, at the last Passover supper he ate with his apostles, he gave them a symbol of his body to eat, and a symbol of his Blood to drink, under the form of bread and wine; prefiguring that he should give up his body to the Jews and to death. The paschal lamb, which the Jews killed, tore to pieces, and ate, and whose Blood preserved them from the destroying angel, was a type, and figure of our Savior's death and passion, and of his Blood shed for the salvation of the world
Way (2) - In Hebrews 10:19-20 the Blood of Christ seems to be the way: ‘Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which he hath consecrated for us
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Song of Solomon 4:7 (c) This may be taken as a statement by the Lord concerning His church, or His bride, for He sees no fault nor sin in His people who are washed in the Blood of the Lamb. ...
Ephesians 5:27 (b) Here we see a beautiful type of the perfection of GOD's church, each member of which has been cleansed in the Blood of the Saviour, made pure and white in GOD's sight
Abstinence - The council of Jerusalem, which was held by the apostles, enjoined the Christian converts to abstain from meats strangled, from Blood, from fornication, and from idolatry, Acts 15:1-41 : Upon this passage, Dr. Doddridge observes, "that though neither things sacrificed to idols, nor the flesh of strangled animals, nor Blood, have or can have any moral evil in them, which should make the eating of them absolutely and universally unlawful; yet they were forbidden to the Gentile converts, because the Jews had such an aversion to them, that they could not converse freely with any who used them
Bread - And concerning leavened bread, with which the Blood of the sacrifice was never to be offered, what a beautiful type was this of the untainted, pure offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all. (Exodus 23:18; Exo 20:24-25) And is it not the same now in the believer's offerings in Jesus? When in commemoration of the Lord's supper we partake of the bread and wine, as tokens of the body and Blood of Christ, would it not be a pollution to leaven this solemn service with any thing of ours? Is not Christ all and in all?...
Ahab - Elijah met him there and declared that dogs should lick his Blood where they had licked the Blood of Naboth
Uncleanness - If people unknowingly ate meat from which the Blood had not been properly drained, they had to carry out a cleansing ritual (Exodus 22:31; Leviticus 17:14-16). ...
A serious defilement was that which resulted from the unlawful shedding of Blood. ...
This uncleanness can be removed only through the Blood of Jesus Christ. His sacrificial death, by dealing with the root problem of sin, does what all the Israelite rituals were unable to do (Hebrews 9:13-14; Hebrews 10:22; see Blood; SACRIFICE)
Drink - In another metaphor John records the words of Christ "unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his Blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my Blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day" (John 6:53-54 ). He regarded the drink as "the Blood of men who went at the risk of their lives" (v. Killing one's enemies is spoken of figuratively as a lion that "drinks the Blood of his victims" (Numbers 23:24 ). "To drink Blood" is a figure for killing (Isaiah 49:26 ; cf. On the day of the Lord's vengeance the sword "will devour till it is satisfied, till it has quenched its thirst with Blood" (Jeremiah 46:10 ). Battles often use the imagery of sacrifice including "drinking of Blood" (Isaiah 34:5-7 ; Ezekiel 39:17-18 )
Reconciliation - 1) by his Blood (v. They are brought near by the Blood of Christ. Gentile and Jewish believers are reconciled to God and the middle wall of partition is broken down; both are brought near by the Blood of Christ
Aceldama - The field of Blood. It was very properly called so, because it was purchased with the thirty pieces of silver, which the traitor Judas received of the chief priests for Christ's Blood. The name given it of Aceldama, is rather Syriac than Hebrew; and compounded of Achel, (from Chakel)field, and Damah, Blood
Flesh - 19:5 mentions the “flesh,” hide, Blood, and refuse of a heifer. ”...
Flesh sometimes means “blood relative”: “And Laban said to him [6], Surely thou art my bone and my flesh” (
Sacrifice - The purpose was not just to create communion between God and man; rather, the “sacrifice” represented the principle that, without the shedding of Blood, there is no forgiveness of sins ( Blood was poured out around the altar (3:2). ...
The prophets looked with condemnation on apostate Israel’s “sacrifices”: “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the Blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats” (
Meats - If any lawful beast or bird should die of itself or be strangled, and the Blood not drain away, they were no allowed to taste of it. ...
The prohibition of eating Blood, or animals that are strangled, has been always rigidly observed by the Jews. In the Christian church, the custom of refraining from things strangled, and from Blood, continued for a long time, being approved by the council held at Jerusalem, and recommended to the Gentile converts, Acts 15:1-41
Plagues of Egypt - THE PLAGUE OF Blood. The water of the Nile and of the canals and pools was turned into Blood. ' The magicians also were able to turn water into Blood: where then was the great power of the God of Israel? Pharaoh hardened his heart. " The Israelites had prepared the paschal lamb, and had sprinkled its Blood upon the lintel and door-posts, and the destroyer passed them by. This was typical of the precious Blood of Christ, which is the testimony that judgement on man has been executed, and is the basis of all God's subsequent dealings in grace
Judah - It was he who advised his brethren to sell Joseph to the Ishmaelite merchants, rather than stain their hands with his Blood, Genesis 37:26
Dedicate, Dedication - of 2 Chronicles 15:8 ; then, to initate or "dedicate," Hebrews 9:18 , with reference to the first covenant, as not "dedicated" without Blood; in Hebrews 10:20 , of Christ's "dedication" of the new and living way (AV, "consecrated;" RV, "dedicated")
Schewenkfeldians - My Blood is this, that is, such its effects, as the wine which strengthens and refresheth the heart
Bone - ) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, Blood and bone
Avenge - He will avenge the Blood of his servants
Belly - ...
John 7:38 (b) The belly is that part of the bowels where the food, having been thoroughly mixed, saturated and changed by the juices of the digestive tract, passes through the bowel walls by the process of osmosis to be taken up by the lacteals to become Blood
Cain - God cursed him from the earth, and set a mark upon him that no avenger of Blood should slay him
Pelican - The origin of the fable of its feeding its young with its Blood sprang from its pressing its under mandible against its breast to help it to disgorge its pouch's contents for its young, and from the red nail on the end of the upper mandible coming in contact with the breast
Archibishop - The archbishop of York has precedence of all dukes not of the royal Blood, and of all officers of state except the lord high chancellor
Vein - ) One of the vessels which carry Blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart
Unbelief - For it denies the sovereignty of divine mercy: it sets at nought, the infinite merit and value of Christ's Blood and righteousness
Sprinkle - ” Used 35 times in the text of the Hebrew Old Testament, in 26 of those times it expresses the “throwing” or “sprinkling” of Blood against the sacrificial altar or on the people
Cain - God cursed him from the earth, and set a mark upon him that no avenger of Blood should slay him
Lamech - The...
most satisfactory, perhaps, is that Lamech had accidentally or in...
self-defense killed a man, and was exposed to the vengeance of "the...
avenger of Blood;" but quiets the fears of his wives by saying of...
Cain under heavy penalties, Genesis 4:15 , much more would he guard...
the life of Lamech who was comparatively innocent
Redemption - In whom we have redemption through his Blood
Tide - Current flow of Blood
Token - The Blood of the paschal lamb, sprinkled on the doors of the Hebrews, was a token to the destroying angel of God's will that he should pass by those houses
Will of Man: Adverse to the Gospel - When an Israelite had slain, inadvertently, his fellow, he knew the city of refuge, he feared the avenger of Blood, and he fled along the road to the place of safety; but multitudes know the refuge, and every Sabbath we set up the sign-posts along the road, but yet they come not to find salvation
Dog - " More commonly ownerless, and banded in troops which divide cities into so many quarters; each half-starved, ravenous troop keeps to its own quarter, and drives off any intruder; feeding on Blood, dead bodies, and offal; therefore regarded as "unclean" (1 Kings 14:11; 1 Kings 16:4; 1 Kings 21:19; 1 Kings 21:23; 1 Kings 22:38; 2 Kings 9:10; 2 Kings 9:35-36). Their dismal howlings at night are alluded to in Psalms 59:6; Psalms 59:14-15; "they return at evening, they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city"; perhaps in allusion to Saul's agents thirsting for David's Blood coming to Michal's house at evening, and to the retribution on Saul in kind, when he who had made David a wanderer himself wandered about seeking vainly for help against the Philistines, and went at last by night to the witch of Endor
Brothers - In the Old Testament, the word brother usually refers to the Blood relationship of siblings ( Exodus 4:14 ; Judges 9:5 ). ...
This shift of focus from Blood to spiritual kinship is found in the teachings of Jesus when He designated as brothers those “which hear the word of God, and do it” (Luke 8:20 )
Raiment - ...
Isaiah 63:3 (a) The garments of our Lord JESUS will be stained with the Blood of His enemies as He treads them under His feet in His wrath in the coming day of judgment. His righteous wrath will be revealed by the Blood stains on His garments
Gethsemane - In these passages, however, He is the inflicter, not the sufferer, of vengeance; but in righteous retribution the scene of Blood shedding of Christ and His people shall be also the scene of God's avenging His and their Blood on the anti-Christian foe (Revelation 19:14)
Lamb - " (Isaiah 53:7) And what endears Christ in this lovely character, and which the typical representation of the lamb eminently sets forth, he is both the covering for his people, and their sustenance; for his righteousness is their garment of salvation, and "his flesh is meat indeed, and his Blood drink indeed. The song of heaven is one and the same with the hymn of earth: "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing; for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy Blood
Lord's Supper - The bread and wine were symbols of his body and Blood, which he was to offer on the cross as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:26-28; cf. ...
God had once made a covenant with Israel and sealed it with Blood (Exodus 24:6-8; see COVENANT). Jesus established this covenant, his Blood sealed it, and the supper he instituted is a reminder of its meaning to those who believe in him. It is a spiritual sharing together in the body and Blood of Christ, a fresh enjoyment of and proclamation of the benefits of his death
Eucharist - This is the earliest title for the sacrament of the body and Blood of Christ. 24 And he said unto them, This is my Blood of the covenant, which is shed for many. 27 And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 for this is my Blood of the covenant, which is shed for many unto remission of sins. This cup is the new covenant in my Blood, even that which is poured out for you ]'>[1]. 25 In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my Blood: this do, as oft as ye drink it , in remembrance of me. 20 be genuine) omits ‘This is my Blood of the covenant. ’ Atonement, Day of - Then he took of the bullock's Blood (going out probably for it, and coming in again) and sprinkled it with his finger upon the mercy-seat: not on the top, butt on its front, then seven times before the mercy-seat, upon the ground in front of it; "eastward" (Leviticus 16:14) means the side of the ark toward the veil. His meritorious obedience makes His atoning Blood acceptable, so that the sinner dies not in the presence of Him who would otherwise be a "consuming fire. " The goat "for Jehovah" was then slain, and its Blood sprinkled as the bullock's. Going out from the holiest, the high priest purified, by sprinkling seven times with the bullock's and the gent's Blood, the holy place and the golden altar; and then outside he poured the rest of the Blood round the altar of burnt offering; the places defiled by the priest's and the nation's sins being thus made ceremonially and typically fit for the indwelling of God; compare as to the Antitype Hebrews 9:22-23. ...
Compare the similar two-fold type, the slain bird and the bird let loose after having been dipped in the Blood of the killed bird (Leviticus 14:4-7). He went four times into the holiest (which are all regarded as the one "once" entering, Hebrews 9:7):...
(1) with the censer and incense;...
(2) with the bullock's Blood;...
(3) with the goat's Blood;...
(4) after offering the evening sacrifice, to bring out the censer and plate which had held the incense; compare Leviticus 16:12; Leviticus 16:14-15
New Covenant - At his last Passover meal Jesus said of the cup of blessing that it was the Blood of the covenant poured out for many (Mark 14:24 ); the Blood of the covenant poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28 ); the new covenant in my Blood (1 Corinthians 11:25 ); the new covenant in my Blood poured out for you (Luke 22:20 ). Jesus as mediator of the new covenant was superior to the Aaronic high priests, the mediators of the first covenant; likewise, as the better sacrifice, Jesus truly expiated guilt unlike the Blood of animals. Jesus' Blood is said to be the Blood of the covenant parallel to the Blood of the first covenant in Exodus 24:8
Abner - At Gibeon Abner's army was beaten by Joab's; and in fleeing Abner, having tried to deter Asahel, Joab's brother, from following him (since Abner shrank from a Blood feud with Joab), but in vain, was at last constrained in self defense to slay him (2 Samuel 2). But Joab, by a message, brought him back from the well of Sirah, and, taking him aside to speak peaceably, murdered him, Abishai also being an accomplice, for the Blood of Asahel (Numbers 35:19; 2 Samuel 3:30; 2 Samuel 3:39), and on Joab's part also, as appears likely from Amasa's case, from fear of Abner's becoming a rival in the chief command (2 Samuel 20:4-10). If Abner had been really slain in revenge for Blood, as Joab asserted, he ought to have been delivered up "bound hand and foot
Life - In a physical sense, life is associated with the Blood of an animal (Leviticus 17:11-14 ; Deuteronomy 12:23 ). As long as there is Blood, there is life. When the Blood is drained from the body, so is life. The connection is so strong that the law forbade the consumption of Blood or meat with Blood in it (Genesis 9:4 ; Leviticus 17:12,14 ; Deuteronomy 12:23 ; Acts 15:20,29 ). Also, the Blood of an animal could make atonement for the transgressions and sins of the people of God (Leviticus 16:14-19 ). The life-blood of the sacrifice was substituted for the life-blood of the worshiper, although inadequate and creating a longing for the perfect sacrifice of Christ (Psalm 49:7-9 ; Hebrews 10:1-4 ). Where violence has shed Blood, there must be an accounting and a just penalty (Genesis 4:10-11 ; 9:5-6 ; Exodus 21:23 ; Leviticus 24:17-22 ; Deuteronomy 19:21 ; Matthew 5:38 )
Mantle - When mantling Blood ...
Flow'd in his lovely cheeks
Faber, Frederick William - They are: "All for Jesus"; "Growth in Holiness"; "The Blessed Sacrament"; "The Creator and the Creature"; "The Foot of the Cross"; "Spiritual Conferences"; "The Precious Blood"; "Bethlehem"; "Notes on Doctrinal Subjects
Frederick William Faber - They are: "All for Jesus"; "Growth in Holiness"; "The Blessed Sacrament"; "The Creator and the Creature"; "The Foot of the Cross"; "Spiritual Conferences"; "The Precious Blood"; "Bethlehem"; "Notes on Doctrinal Subjects
Incest - Leviticus 18:6-16 prohibited unions between a man and his mother, stepmother, sister, half-sister, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, aunt (by Blood or marriage), or sister-in-law
Drunk,, Drunkard, Drunkenness - The verb is used of "being intoxicated" in Matthew 24:49 ; Acts 2:15 ; 1 Corinthians 11:21 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:7 b; metaphorically, of the effect upon men of partaking of the abominations of the Babylonish system, Revelation 17:2 ; of being in a state of mental "intoxication," through the shedding of men's Blood profusely, ver
the Lord's Supper - “Communion” stresses the sharing in Christ's Blood and body which makes believers one (1 Corinthians 10:16-17 )
Petrobrussians - That the real body and Blood of Christ were not exhibited in the eucharist, but were merely represented in that ordinance
Barabbas - A brigand, probably one of those who infested the Ascent of Blood (wh
Mouth - Anthropomorphic descriptions of the earth or Sheol speak of them opening their mouths to drink Blood or swallow persons (Genesis 4:11 ; Numbers 16:30 ,Numbers 16:30,16:32 ; Isaiah 5:14 )
Adjuration - ) Christ's own witness alone is enough to assure us of His Godhead, the truth which He sealed with His Blood
Entry - ) The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the Blood; an entry upon an undertaking
Glad - ...
The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile Blood-- ...
With, after glad, is unusual, and in this passage at would have been preferable
Thin - ) Rare; not dense or thick; - applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin Blood; thin broth; thin air
Entry - ) The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the Blood; an entry upon an undertaking
Blood-Avenger - In the latter case, he might dwell with safety in the city of refuge; but should he go elsewhere before the death of the high priest, he was liable to be slain by the avenger of Blood, Numbers 35:25-28
Scapula, Proconsul of Africa - Scapula, a proconsul of Africa, with whom Tertullian remonstrated for his persecution of the Christians; not because the Christians feared martyrdom, but solely because their love for their enemies made them desire to save them from the guilt of shedding innocent Blood
the Brazen Altar - It had horns at each of its corners, on which the Blood of the sin offering was placed. This refers to the sin-offering, whose Blood was carried into the holiest, the flesh of which was not eaten, but burnt without the camp
Wolf - The Scripture observes of the wolf, that it lives upon rapine; is violent, Bloody, cruel, voracious, and greedy; goes abroad by night to seek its prey, and is a great enemy to flocks of sheep. The rapacious and cruel conduct of the princes of Israel is compared by Ezekiel 22:27 , to the mischievous inroads of the same animal: "Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed Blood, to destroy lives, to get dishonest gain;" and Zephaniah 3:3 , says, "Her princes within her are roaring lions, her judges are evening wolves: they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. " Instead of protecting the innocent and restraining the evil doer, or punishing him according to the demerit of his crimes, they delight in violence and oppression, in Blood and rapine; and so insatiable is their cupidity, that, like the evening wolf, they destroy more than they are able to possess
Leviticus - In Leviticus 17:11 translated "the soul (nephesh ) of the flesh is in the Blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the Blood which makes atonement by means of the soul. " The two reasons of prohibiting Blood as food are:...
1. ...
It is not Blood as Blood, but as containing in it the principle of life, that God accepted
Veil - " (Song of Song of Solomon 5:7) If the reader enters into the full apprehension of the custom of the vail, he will consider the spouse of Christ as here clothed with her Radid, her marriage vail, shewing who she was, and that she was in subjection to her own husband, (Ephesians 5:23-24) seeking him in the ordinances, which are here called the streets of the city, were she ought to seek him; and the watchmen, the ministers of the gospel, found her in this enquiry, but instead comforting her with some new and sweet view of her Lord, speaking to her in her then dispirit case and circumstances, in shewing her the safety of a soul justified in Christ's Blood and righteousness, however dark and uncomfortable in herself; instead of this, time keepers took away her vail, her covering in Christ, treated her as if a strumpet, as though she was not married to Jesus, and had no right to the Radid, or marriage vail. ...
I pause over this view of the subject to ask my own heart, while I desire the reader to consult his own also, whether this treatment may not in the present hour be too often shewn to the church, the spouse of Christ, in numberless instances of the individual members of his mystical body, when ministers, watchmen, and keepers of the walls of Zion, instead of strengthening seeking souls in the Lord Jesus's Blood and righteousness, are taking away their confidence in him, to direct them in seeking somewhat in themselves. (John 2:9-22) And the vail of the temple, forming a separation, and none but the high priest passing within it, and that only once in a year, and even not without Blood, those were too striking particularities not to he understood as pointing to him who hath entered with his own Blood into "heaven itself, there to appear in the presence of God for us. "...
But the fullest and most delightful explanation of the vail of the temple, was given in the moment of our Lord's death on the cross; for when the Lord Jesus bowed his sacred head, and gave up the ghost, instantly, we are told, the vail of the temple was rent in twain, by some invisible hand, from the top to the bottom; thus signifying that now, from the highest heaven to the lowest earth, Jesus had opened a new and living way by his Blood, and was now not only entered himself within the vail, but as our forerunner, and that we should assuredly follow him, that "where he is there we might be also
Flesh - Its most literal and primary meaning is the soft tissues of the living body, whether of men or beasts (1 Corinthians 15:39, Revelation 19:18), as distinguished from both the Blood (1 Corinthians 15:50) and the bones (Ephesians 5:30 TR Purification (2) - One was killed over an earthenware vessel filled with ‘living’ (spring) water, in such manner that the Blood dropped into the vessel. The other bird, along with cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop, was then dipped into the Blood-stained water, and the leper was sprinkled with it seven times. The bird was then released ‘into the open field,’ and was supposed to fly away with the leprosy, the Blood-brotherhood between the leper and the bird being established by the immersion of the bird in the water. If the leper were in good circumstances, he offered two he lambs and was anointed by the priest with Blood and oil. The efficacy of the sacrifice lay in the living flesh and Blood of the victim; thus everything of the nature of putrefaction had to be avoided. After the birth of a boy, the mother was to be counted unclean, as in menstruation, for a week, and was to continue ‘in the Blood of her purifying’ for 33 days longer, during which she could touch no hallowed thing nor come into the sanctuary
Lilies - In Christian art it is an emblem of ...
the Annunciation, to indicate the purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Agnes of Montepulciano
Saint Angelus of Jerusalem, as a symbol of his pure speech
Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint Antonius of Florence
Saint Casimir of Poland
Saint Catherine of Siena
Saint Catherine of Sweden
Saint Clydog
Saint Columba of Rieti
Saint Daria
Saint Didacus
Saint Dominic de Guzman
Saint Emerentiana, as a symbol of a pure death
Saint Francis Xavier
Gabriel the Archangel due to his connection to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Annunciation
Saint Gertrude the Great
Saint Joseph, whose staff (according to an ancient legend) bloomed into lilies in the presence of Mary as a symbol of his chastity
Saint Justina of Padua
Saint Kenelm
Saint Lydwina of Schiedam
Saint Martina
Saint Margaret of Hungary
Saint Mary Anne de Paredes, in reference the lily that grew from her spilled Blood
Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
Blessed Osanna Andreasi
Saint Pulcheria
Saint Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
and others
Lily - In Christian art it is an emblem of ...
the Annunciation, to indicate the purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Agnes of Montepulciano
Saint Angelus of Jerusalem, as a symbol of his pure speech
Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint Antonius of Florence
Saint Casimir of Poland
Saint Catherine of Siena
Saint Catherine of Sweden
Saint Clydog
Saint Columba of Rieti
Saint Daria
Saint Didacus
Saint Dominic de Guzman
Saint Emerentiana, as a symbol of a pure death
Saint Francis Xavier
Gabriel the Archangel due to his connection to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Annunciation
Saint Gertrude the Great
Saint Joseph, whose staff (according to an ancient legend) bloomed into lilies in the presence of Mary as a symbol of his chastity
Saint Justina of Padua
Saint Kenelm
Saint Lydwina of Schiedam
Saint Martina
Saint Margaret of Hungary
Saint Mary Anne de Paredes, in reference the lily that grew from her spilled Blood
Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
Blessed Osanna Andreasi
Saint Pulcheria
Saint Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
and others
Orders, Anglican - The form did not specify definitely the nature of the Order to be conferred, and the officiating prelates would not intend to ordain priests to consecrate the Body and Blood of Christ, to offer sacrifice, to celebrate Mass, since these were in execration at the time and the Ordinal was drawn up precisely to do away with them
Chalice - (Latin: caliae, cup) ...
The cup used at Mass to contain the Precious Blood of Christ, to commemorate that used by Our Lord at the Last Supper
Dove - (Song of Song of Solomon 2:14) And the comparison is certainly very just; for as the dove in nature is a very beautiful, and clean, and affectionate creature, so the church in grace, when washed in Christ's Blood, and justified in Christ's righteousness, and made comely from the comeliness her Lord hath put upon her, is all-glorious within, and hath no spot, or blemish, but is without blame before Jesus in love
Persecution - Ahab's example in this respect was followed by Manasseh, who "shed innocent Blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another" (2 Kings 21:16 ; Compare 24:4). In its earliest history the Christian church passed through many Bloody persecutions
Felicitas, Martyr at Rome - It is almost certain that there was no authorized persecution under Antonius Pius, but public calamities stirred up the mob to seek for the favour of the gods by shedding Christian Blood ( Julii Capitolini, Vita Antonini Pii , c
Burst - from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a Blood vessel; to burst open the doors
Salvation: in Christ - Even so Jesus Christ has taken my poor guilty soul ever since I believed in him, and has wrapped around me the Blood-red flag of his atoning sacrifice, and before God can destroy me or any other soul that is wrapped in the atonement, he must insult his Son and dishonor his sacrifice, and that he will never do, blessed be his name
Holy of Holies - The high priest entered into this inner recess only once a year, on the Day of Atonement, to offer incense and the Blood of the bullock and of the goat destined to atone for himself, his house, and the people
Spirit - " "The Blood, the life," links together body and soul (Leviticus 17:11)
Bat - They live on fruits but are said sometimes to draw Blood from persons when asleep
Vine - In his person, Blood, and righteousness, the church finds an Eshcol, a cluster of all divine perfections, all suited grace, all glory
Salvation - The Israelites were saved only through being sheltered by the Blood of the passover lamb
Determination - ) A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of Blood to the head
Flesh - Hence, to use upon flesh (as a murderous weapon) so as to draw Blood, especially for the first time
Cool - Let tea or coffee cool to the temperature of the Blood, before it is drank
Anglican Orders - The form did not specify definitely the nature of the Order to be conferred, and the officiating prelates would not intend to ordain priests to consecrate the Body and Blood of Christ, to offer sacrifice, to celebrate Mass, since these were in execration at the time and the Ordinal was drawn up precisely to do away with them
Dog - It was the dogs who ate the body of Jezebel, and licked up the Blood of Naboth and of Ahab
Mercy Seat - Through His voluntary expiatory sacrifice in the shedding of His Blood, under Divine judgment upon sin, and through His resurrection, Christ has become the Mercy Seat for His people
Grace - It is only by the free grace of god that we embrace the offers of mercy, and appropriate to ourselves the blessings graciously purchased by redeeming Blood
Same - Do but think how well the same he spends, who spends his Blood his country to relieve
Sea - Proverbially, a large quantity of liquor as a sea of Blood
Kinsman-Redeemer - ...
Although the term "kinsman-redeemer" is used only seven times in the NIV (all in the Book of Ruth) and "avenger of Blood" is used twelve times, the Hebrew verb ga'al [ Genesis 48:16 ; Ruth 4:9-102 ); redeems property (Leviticus 27:9-25 ) or person (Leviticus 25:47-55 ); avenges the murder of a relative as a guiltless executioner (Numbers 35:9-34 ); and receives restitution for wrong done to a relative who has since died (Numbers 5:8 ). The idea that God is a kinsman to Israel can be defended by those passages of Scripture that identify him as Israel's Creator and Father (Exodus 4:22-23 ; Deuteronomy 32:6 ), Deliverer (Exodus 20:2 ), owner of the land (Leviticus 25:23 ), the one who hears innocent Blood crying out for vengeance (Deuteronomy 19:10 ; 21:6-9 ), and the King who has made his covenant with the people (Exodus 6:2-8 )
Blue - The blue yarns were woven in with the red yarns to remind Israel that they were forgiven and were made fit for Heaven by the shed Blood of the sacrifice. ...
Exodus 26:36 (c) The blue in these door curtains was to remind Israel that they could always enter into GOD's house and GOD's fellowship by means of that heavenly revelation and heavenly salvation provided through the Blood of the lamb
Fountain - ...
The pitcher may refer to the heart which no longer pours out the Blood. ...
The fountain may refer to the Blood stream in the arteries and the veins, as well as the heart
Surety - ...
The Holy Ghost by his servant the apostle Paul, hath informed the church that Jesus "was made surety of a better testament," that is the testament or covenant of redemption by Christ's Blood. So that when he had fulfilled all righteousness, and by his spotless sacrifice had done away all the penal effects of sin, his people were to all eternity and purposes, righteous in his righteousness, and free from all sin in his Blood
Heat - To make feverish as, to heat the Blood. To agitate the Blood and spirits with action to excite animal action
Unclean - ...
Acts 10:28 (a) The "animals" that Peter saw in the sheet represent peoples who had been cleansed by the sacrifice of CHRIST, the Blood had put away their evil, and they were fit for Heaven. Only those who have been born again, saved by grace, and washed in the Blood of the Lamb, are reckoned as "clean" in GOD's sight
Predestination - God the Father gives us salvation by gratuitous election; the Son earns it by His Blood-shedding; the Holy Spirit applies the Son's merits to the soul by the gospel word (Calvin): Galatians 1:4; Galatians 1:15; 1 Peter 1:2; the element IN (Greek) which we are elected is "sanctification of (consecration once for all by) the Spirit unto obedience and sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ" (the end aimed at by God as regards us)
Covenant - The "new covenant" of which Christ is the Mediator and Author, and which was confirmed by his Blood, comprehends all who believe in him and are born again, Galatians 4:24 Hebrews 7:22 8:6-13 9:15-23 12:24 . The Son of God is the guarantee of it; it is confirmed with his Blood; the end and object of it is eternal life, and its constitution and laws are more exalted than those of the former covenant
Passover, the - Jehovah being about to cut off all the firstborn of Egypt, the Israelites were ordered to sprinkle the Blood of a lamb, taken for each house, on the lintel and two side posts of their houses, and the promise was given, "The Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. " The Israelites obeyed, and in perfect safety fed upon the lamb, under shelter of the Blood. The Blood was a witness of death, that is, of the removal from under the eye of God of the man, or order of man, that had sinned against God
Judge - All true believers in Christ are in a justified state now before God, in his Blood and righteousness; and therefore they cannot come then into any condemnation. They have already found pardon in the Blood of the cross; they have passed from death to life. Washed in the Blood of Christ while upon the earth, they will be found without spot and blameless then at the court of heaven: clothed in the robe of Jesus's righteousness now, it is impossible to be found naked then
Lord's Supper - And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins," Matthew 26:20 ; Matthew 26:26-28 . The former deliverance was typical of the latter; and instead of keeping the Jewish passover, which was now to be abrogated, they were to commemorate Christ, their passover, who was sacrificed for them; the bread broken was to represent his body offered upon the cross; and the wine poured out was to represent his Blood, which was shed for the salvation of men. It is to be partaken of by all who look for remission of sins by the death of Christ; we are not only to cherish that trust in our minds, and express it in our devotions, but we are to give an outward proof of our reliance upon the merits of his passion as the means of our salvation, by eating that bread, and drinking that wine, which are typical representations of the body and Blood of Christ, "who by his one oblation of himself once offered, made a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world
Refuge - In order to provide for the security of those who, without design, might happen to kill a person, in whatever manner it should be, the Lord commanded Moses to appoint six cities of refuge, Exodus 21:18 ; Numbers 35:11 , &c, that whoever should undesignedly spill the Blood of a fellow creature, might retire thither, and have time to prepare for his defence before the judges: so that the relatives of the deceased might not pursue and kill him. He was not, however, immediately liberated; but, to inspire the greater horror even of involuntary murder, it seems as if the law would punish it by a kind of banishment; for he was obliged to dwell in the city, without going out of it, till the death of the high priest; and if before that time he was imprudent enough to leave the city, the avenger of Blood might safely kill him; but after the death of the high priest, he was at liberty to go whither he pleased without molestation. "In almost every Indian nation," says Adair, "there are several peaceable towns which are called old, beloved, ancient, holy, or white towns: (white being their fixed emblem of peace, friendship, prosperity, happiness, purity, &c:) they seem to have been formerly towns of refuge; for it is not in the memory of their oldest people that ever human Blood was shed in them, although they often force persons from thence, and put them to death elsewhere
Altar - The original purpose of an altar was to serve as a means by which the Blood of an animal offered in sacrifice might be brought into contact with, or otherwise transferred to, the deity of the worshipper. Either the Blood was poured over this stone, which was regarded as the temporary abode of the deity, or the stone was anointed with part, and the rest poured out at its base. , 249 to receive the sacrificial Blood, can scarcely be other than pre-historic table-altars. Some show cup-hollows for libations of Blood (see illust
Offerings And Sacrifices - " Some have argued that Cain's offering was rejected precisely because, not being an animal offering, it did not include Blood atonement. ...
The normal form of Blood manipulation for the burnt offering was relatively simple: the priest would "splash it around on the altar" (Leviticus 1:5 ). This was not just a way of disposing of the Blood, but a way of offering it on the altar. ...
The Blood manipulation for a peace offering was normally the same as that for a burnt offering (Leviticus 3:2 b; cf. For example, according to Deuteronomy 32:13-14 the Lord fed the people the best of the land including, among other things, the "fat" of lambs, rams, goats, and even wheat as well as the "blood" of grapes. Aside from the prohibition against eating Blood or fat in verses 22-27, there are two major sections here. The sin offering was the primary Blood atonement offering in the sanctuary system of offerings through which worshipers could receive forgiveness for their sin and deal with the degree to which they might have contaminated the tabernacle. Very detailed rules of Blood manipulation were the focal point of this ritual procedure. ...
The focal point of the sin offering ritual was Blood manipulation and the way it was done was different when it was brought for the priest and whole congregation as opposed to the leader and the common people. For the priests and the whole congregation the priest sprinkled the Blood with his finger seven times in front of the veil of the sanctuary (i. , the tent of meeting inside the tabernacle complex), put some of the Blood on the horns of the incense altar inside the Holy Place, and simply poured out the remainder of the Blood at the base of the burnt offering altar near the gate of the tabernacle complex (Leviticus 4:6-7,17-18 ). In other words, the Blood penetrated the tabernacle complex as far as the contamination did (i. The Blood of the leader and the common Israelite was applied only to the horns of the burnt offering altar (Leviticus 4:30,34 ; 5:9 ), which was the boundary of penetration for the nonpriestly Israelite into the tabernacle. The principle is that the Blood went as far as the particular person or collective group of persons could go and, therefore, decontaminated the tabernacle to that point. 1-9), the first standard Blood atonement ritual was the guilt offering (vv
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For, holiness it still is; a true, a great, and an ever-growing holiness, though a holiness ever after to be stained with Blood; but, also, to the end to be washed whiter than the snow in better Blood. And a holiness, too, with a height, and a depth, and a fire, and an inwardness, and a solemnity, and a far-sounding psalmody in it, all of which would seem scarcely to be attainable in this life unless under the stain of Blood, or of something that stains still worse than Blood. Dreadful sin! that can only be propitiated by Blood, and then washed off heart and life by Blood upon Blood! Dreadful holiness! that can only be attained through tears and Blood! But, blessed holiness that is still attainable by us all at that, or at any other price possible to be paid by God or man! As David's holiness was, and as all their holiness is, to whom David is set forth as a portent, and at the same time as an encouragement. I do not know that of all the bad Blood of which all our hearts are full there is any that lasts longer than anger, and resentment, and ill-will at our enemies, at our detractors, and at those who despise and deride us. It is only the cold, firm fingers of death that will squeeze the last dregs of that worst of all bad Blood out of our hearts. The bad Blood is there still
Atonement - The priest cleanses the house by sacrificing a bird, and dipping cedar wood, hyssop, scarlet yarn, and a live bird in the Blood of the dead bird, then sprinkling the Blood on the house seven times. The holiness and purity of God are so emphasized that not only does he and the one who approaches him have to be pure, but even the means of their communication and relationship must be covered by the Blood of an atoning sacrifice because of its contamination by sin. Significantly, the money is to be used to support the services of the Tent of Meeting, hence tying it to the sacrifice of Blood for atonement, if only in a tangential way. The other nonanimal sacrifices are often equally tied to atonement by Blood. ...
Certainly the most frequently mentioned means of atonement in the Old Testament were the Blood sacrifices, dominating the use of the term by constant reference in the books of Leviticus and Numbers. The Old Testament sacrifices are shown to be but shadows of the real sacrifice of Christ on the cross by the fact of Aaron's sinfulness; an imperfect high priest cannot offer a true sacrifice, just as the Blood of bulls and goats could never truly pay for the offense of human sin or substitute for the shedding of human Blood. The comprehensive nature of the sacrifice of atonement prefigures the comprehensiveness of the shedding of Christ's Blood on the cross, but it limits its effects in the same way the Old Testament limits the effects of its sacrifice on the day of atonementto the people whom God has elected to call his own and them alone
Clean, Cleanness - The killing of the innocent called for a response in justice from the entire Israelite community, based upon a principle of Blood retribution (Numbers 35:33 ; Deuteronomy 19:10 ). These involved various kinds of washing by water, as a natural cleansing process (Leviticus 6:28 ; Leviticus 8:6 ; Leviticus 14:8-9 ; Numbers 8:7 ; Numbers 19:9 ); the use of ashes (Numbers 19:17 ) and hyssop (Numbers 19:18 ) for ritual and accidental contamination; and sacrificial Blood, which made atonement for sin and reconciled the worshiper to God. The Law established the principle that Blood made atonement for human life (Leviticus 17:11 ), and thus a Blood sacrifice involved the highest form of purification (Leviticus 14:6 , Leviticus 14:19-20 ) or dedication to God (Leviticus 8:23-24 ). There He instituted a New Covenant of divine grace in His Blood (Hebrews 8:6 ), achieving human redemption and making possible eternal life for the penitent individual who has faith in His atoning work. ...
One of the most gracious assurances of His New Covenant is that the Blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7 )
Aberration - ) The passage of Blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it
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From patriarchal times a covenant of alliance was sealed by the Blood of some sacrificial victim
Feel, Feeling, Felt - 1: γινώσκω (Strong's #1097 — Verb — ginosko — ghin-oce'-ko ) "to know, perceive," is translated "she felt (in her body)," of the woman with the issue of Blood, Mark 5:29 , i
Transubstantiation - The conversion or change of the substance of the bread and wine in the eucharist into the body and Blood of Jesus Christ, which the Romish church suppose to be wrought by the consecration of the priest
Hem of Garment - The supposed sanctity of the "hem" explains why the woman with the issue of Blood and other sick persons touched Jesus' hem in particular (Matthew 9:20; Matthew 14:36)
Binding And Loosing - Sins have been washed (loosed) by the Blood of Jesus ( Revelation 1:5 )...
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Blot - Blot not thy innocence with guiltless Blood
Building - It refers to the gathering together of those who are saved by grace, washed in the Blood of the Lamb, redeemed by power, and are actually and truly the children of GOD
Israel - Israel has been used as a type of the church because they were under the Blood of the Passover Lamb, they had a High Priest, they were separate from the nations, and they confessed that they were pilgrims looking for a city with foundations
Faint - he fainted for loss of Blood
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Isaiah 1:18 (a) By this we see the beautiful, stainless character of the one who is cleansed by GOD through the Blood of JESUS CHRIST, His Son
Temperament - ) The peculiar physical and mental character of an individual, in olden times erroneously supposed to be due to individual variation in the relations and proportions of the constituent parts of the body, especially of the fluids, as the bile, Blood, lymph, etc
Life - Sin having come in, this life is forfeited and God claims it, saying, "surely your Blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man
Martyr - The 'two witnesses ' in Revelation 11 will also be martyrs, and Babylon the Great is charged with being drunken "with the Blood of the martyrs of Jesus
Blasphemy - It is not that the Blood of Jesus Christ could not cleanse such a sinner, but that the man defeats the kind purpose that would lead him to it
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The animal was to be delivered to the priest, who was to lead her forth out of the camp, and there to slay her; the priest was then to take of the Blood with his finger, and sprinkle it seven times before the tabernacle, and afterward to burn the carcass: then to take cedar wood and hyssop, and scarlet wood, and cast them into the flames
Sarah - 29 ; the word "daughter" according to Hebrew usage, comprising any female descendant, and "sister," any female relation by Blood
Dibon - word for Blood ( dam ), and support the play on words in that verse
Vessel - In anatomy, any tube or canal, in which the Blood and other humors are contained, secreted or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, spermatics, &c
na'Both - The usual punishment for blasphemy was enforced: Naboth and his sons were stoned; and the Blood from their wounds ran down into the waters of the tank below
Book of Life - It becomes the register of all true believers – those whom God has chosen and who have received cleansing from sin through the Blood of Jesus
Horn - The priests applied the Blood of certain sacrifices to these horns as part of the ritual for the cleansing of sin (Exodus 27:2; Exodus 29:12; Exodus 30:1-2; Exodus 30:10)
Altar - The altar was the place of meeting between God and man, and the ritual of Blood-the supposed seat of life-was the essence of the offering. Whatever details might be added, the rite of sprinkling or dashing the Blood against the altar, or allowing it to flow on the ground at its base, could never be omitted. It has been generally assumed that, when our Lord instituted the New Covenant in His own Blood (Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20), He implicitly abrogated the Levitical law, and that, when His sacrifice was completed, the disciples must at once have perceived that it made every altar obsolete. , whose heaven is a replica of the earthly Temple and its solemn ritual, sees underneath the altar the souls of martyrs-the Blood poured out as an oblation (cf. Philippians 2:17, 2 Timothy 4:6) representing the life or ψυχή-and hears them crying, like the Blood of Abel, for vengeance (Revelation 6:9-10; cf
Altar - The altar was the place of meeting between God and man, and the ritual of Blood-the supposed seat of life-was the essence of the offering. Whatever details might be added, the rite of sprinkling or dashing the Blood against the altar, or allowing it to flow on the ground at its base, could never be omitted. It has been generally assumed that, when our Lord instituted the New Covenant in His own Blood (Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20), He implicitly abrogated the Levitical law, and that, when His sacrifice was completed, the disciples must at once have perceived that it made every altar obsolete. , whose heaven is a replica of the earthly Temple and its solemn ritual, sees underneath the altar the souls of martyrs-the Blood poured out as an oblation (cf. Philippians 2:17, 2 Timothy 4:6) representing the life or ψυχή-and hears them crying, like the Blood of Abel, for vengeance (Revelation 6:9-10; cf
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Exodus 25:5 (c) This is a symbol of the blessed protection from GOD's wrath, which is offered by the death of our Lord and the shedding of His precious Blood. He made peace by the Blood of His cross
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(3) The dispensation of Noah, like that of Adam, requiring, besides the duties of the light of nature, repentance for sin, faith in God's mercy, hope of the promised Savior, kept up by sacrifices; to which were added the prohibition to shed Blood of man on penalty of death, and to eat animals' Blood, and the permission to eat flesh (Genesis 9); extending from the flood to Abraham
Ransom - " And to heighten the subject, beyond all possible conception, of the greatness of the value, Peter was commissioned to tell the church that "they were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, but with the precious Blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot. He hath died for them, washed them in his Blood, brought them out of slavery and the shadow of death, and hath broke their bonds asunder, and purchased for them an endless state of happiness, and is gone before to take possession of it in their name, and will come again to receive them to himself, that where he is there they may be also
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In another nuance, 'âch can represent a “blood relative. 29:4: “And Jacob said unto them [3], My brethren, whence be ye?”...
The word 'âch sometimes represents someone or something that simply exists alongside a given person or thing: “And surely your Blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of … every man’s brother will I require the life of man” ( Naked - (Genesis 2:25) Whereas, when the soul is without grace, unwashed in the Blood of Christ, and unclothed with the robe of Jesus's righteousness, this is a state of spiritual nakedness; hence Christ describes the church of Laodicea in this awful state, and yet unconscious of it. (Exodus 3:5) Hence perhaps arose the custom of the priests ministering in the temple with their feet uncovered; and the frequent washings appointed in the Jewish ordinances had a gospel significancy, to intimate both the uncleanness and nakedness of our poor fallen nature, and both needing the cleansing by Christ's Blood, and the clothing in Christ's righteousness, with which to appear before God
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To let Blood, to open a vein and suffer the Blood to flow out
Water Watering, Waterless - , Hebrews 9:19 ; James 3:12 ; in 1 John 5:6 , that Christ "came by water and Blood," may refer either (1) to the elements that flowed from His side on the Cross after His Death, or, in view of the order of the words and the prepositions here used, (2) to His baptism in Jordan and His Death on the Cross. As to (2), Jesus the Son of God came on His mission by, or through, "water" and Blood, namely, at His baptism, when He publicly entered upon His mission and was declared to be the Son of God by the witness of the Father, and at the Cross, when He publicly closed His witness; the Apostle's statement thus counteracts the doctrine of the Gnostics that the Divine Logos united Himself with the Man Jesus at His baptism, and left him at Gethsemane
Pilate - Luke acquaints us, that Pilate had mingled the Blood of the Galileans with their sacrifices; and that the matter, having been related to Jesus Christ, he introduced the subject into his discourse, Luke 13. His wife, also, having had a dream that alarmed her, requested he would not stain his hands with the Blood of that just person, Matthew 27:19 . When he saw all this would not satisfy the Jews, and that they even threatened him in some manner, saying, he could be no friend to the emperor if he suffered Jesus to be set at liberty, John 19:12-15 , he caused water to be brought, and washed his hands before all the people, and publicly declared himself innocent of the Blood of that just person, Matthew 27:23-24 . By the testimony of the traitor Judas, who hanged himself in despair, for betraying the innocent Blood
Propitiation - The Blood of an unblemished victim, obtained by slaughter, was sprinkled on the altar, or otherwise presented to Jehovah (cf. On the annual Day of Atonement expiation of the sins of the people was effected by an elaborate ceremonial, which included the carrying of the Blood into the Holy of Holies, and the sprinkling of it upon the mercy-seat ( Leviticus 16:1-34 ). ‘Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, by his Blood, to show his righteousness, because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God. John, who in his Epistle emphasizes the cleansing power of Christ’s Blood ( John 1:7 ), extols Christ as the propitiation for the sins of the world ( John 2:2 ), and declares that the love of God is seen in this, that He sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins ( John 4:10 ; cf
Lord's Supper - The cup, which was "the new testament in his Blood," would remind them, in like manner, of the wonderful prophecy in which that new covenant had been foretold. (4) It holds up the atonement, the body of Christ broken, his Blood shed, for us. There was to be no more shedding of Blood when once his all-prevailing Blood was shed
Redemption - ’ Peter tells us that this means that He poured out His Blood for us. The price paid, Peter tells us positively, is the Blood of Christ. This Blood he characterizes in a two-fold manner. On the other hand, intimating the source of its efficacy, he compares it with the Blood ‘of a lamb without blemish and without spot’ (1 Peter 1:19). The Blood which Christ shed as a sacrifice is the Blood by which we are ransomed. There we are told that Christ, in contrast with the priests of the old dispensation, ‘a high priest of the good things to come, … not by means of the Blood of goats and calves, but by means of his own Blood, entered in once for all into the holy place having obtained eternal ransoming. ’ There are not two acts intimated here: by the one shedding of His Blood, Christ both entered once for all into the holy place and obtained an eternal ransoming. Christ, unlike the Levitical priests with their repeated entrances, entered the holy place ‘once for all,’ because the ransoming He was obtaining through His Blood was not like theirs, temporary in its effect, but ‘eternal,’ that is to say, of never-failing absoluteness (cf. The effect of the sacrificial shedding of Christ’s Blood is here expressed in terms of ransoming. The ransoming (ἀπολύτρωσις) which is in Christ, described with more particularity in Ephesians again as having been procured ‘through his Blood,’ is in both passages alike identified immediately with ‘the remission of our trespasses’ (Eph. It is because Christ has at the cost of His Blood, that is, by dying for us, purchased for us remission of sins (which is our ransoming), that we have deliverance from the tyranny of darkness and are transferred under His own rule. The blending of the ideas of ransoming and expiation is complete; the ‘blood of Christ,’ in working the one, works also the other. There is, however, not even an antinomy here: the gratuitousness of justification quoad homines cannot possibly exclude the grounding of that act in the Blood of Christ, as a ransom paid for men from without
Atonement - Galatians 4:4-522 ‘having made peace through the Blood of his cross’). Whether, in the earliest narrative, the difference in the sacrifices of Cain and Abel had to do with the fact that the one was Bloodless and the other an animal sacrifice ( Genesis 4:3-5 ), or lay solely in the disposition of the offerers ( Genesis 4:7 ), is not clear. Probably, however, from the commencement, a mystic virtue was attached to the shedding and presentation of the sacred element of the Blood. Up to the Exodus, we have only the generic type of the burnt-offering; the Exodus itself gave birth to the Passover, in which Blood sprinkled gave protection from destruction; at the ratification of the Covenant, peace-offerings appear with burnt-offerings ( Exodus 20:24 ; Exodus 24:5 ); finally, the Levitical ritual provided a cultus in which the idea of atonement had a leading place. The priests alone could enter the sacred enclosure; into the Most Holy Place even the priests were not permitted to enter, but only the high priest, and he but once a year, and then only with Blood of sacrifice, offered first for himself and then for the people; all this signifying that ‘the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest’ (Hebrews 9:7-8 ). Leviticus 16:21 ); the Blood, after the victim was killed, was sprinkled on and about the altar: on the Day of Atonement it was taken also within the veil. ’ The atoning virtue is declared in Leviticus 17:11 to reside in the Blood, as the vehicle of the soul or life. (1) Was the act purely symbolical an expression of penitence, confession, prayer, consecration, surrender of one’s life to God? Hardly; for if, in one way, the victim is identified with the offerer, in another it is distinguished from him as a creature through whose Blood-shedding expiation is made for his sin. (2) Is the idea, then, as many hold, that the Blood represents a pure life put between the sinful soul and God an innocent life covering a polluted one? In this case the death is held to be immaterial, and the manipulation of the Blood, regarded as still fresh and living, is the one thing of importance. The theory comes short in not recognizing that, in any case, there is in the act the acknowledgment of God’s righteous sentence upon sin else why bring sacrifice of atonement at all? It is true that the Blood represents the life, but it is surely not as life simply, but as life taken life given up in death that the Blood is presented on the altar as a covering for sin. It would be hard otherwise to explain how in the NT so much stress is always laid on death , or the shedding of the Blood, as the means of redemption. Here Christ declares that His body, symbolized by the broken bread, and His Blood, symbolized by the poured-out wine, are given for His disciples for the remission of sins and the making of a New Covenant, and they are invited to eat and drink of the spiritual food thus provided ( Matthew 26:26 ff. The class of expressions in which this idea is set forth is familiar: Christ ‘bore our sins,’ ‘died for our sins,’ ‘suffered for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous,’ ‘was made sin for us,’ was ‘the propitiation for our sins,’ was ‘a sin-offering,’ ‘reconciled us to God in the body of his flesh through death,’ was our ‘ransom,’ procured for us ‘forgiveness of sins through his Blood,’ etc
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The Blood was sprinkled and poured out: it might not be eaten; the Blood was the life, and God claimed it: cf. ) The priest sprinkled the Blood round about upon the altar, and, except the skin which was the priest's, the whole of the animal was burnt as a sweet savour on the altar. Here was no Blood-shedding, and consequently no atonement. The Blood was sprinkled round about the altar. This thought of communion finds expression in the Lord's table, in the communion of the Blood and of the body of the Lord. This general characteristic is always the same, though the details differ, as will be seen in the following table:-...
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The Day of Atonement stands alone — the Blood of the sin offering being taken then into the holy of holies, and sprinkled on and before the mercy seat. Atonement was also made for the holy place and the altar: all were reconciled by the Blood of the sin offering, and on the ground of the same Blood the sins of the people were administratively borne away into a land not inhabited. ...
In the case of sin on the part of the priest or the whole congregation, all approach was interrupted: so the Blood had to be carried into the holy place, sprinkled there seven times, and placed on the horns of the altar of incense — the place of the priest's approach — for the re-establishment of approach. In the case of a ruler or of one of the people the Blood was sprinkled on the brazen altar, the place where the people approached: this also was to restore approach for theindividual. This does not seem to agree with the necessity of Blood-shedding for remission, but the memorial burnt upon the altar typified the judgement of God in dealing with sin
Atonement - Hebrews 9:12; Christ, "having obtained eternal redemption for us" (lutrosis , the deliverance bought for us by His Bloodshedding, the price: 1 Peter 1:18). The Blood was the medium of atonement, because it had the life or soul (nephesh ) in it. ...
The guiltless Blood was given by God to be shed to atone for the forfeited Blood of the guilty. Κaphar and kopher is in Genesis 6:14, "Thou shalt pitch the ark with pitch," the instrument of covering the saved from the destroying flood outside, as Jesus' Blood interposes between believers and the flood of wrath that swallows up the lost. ...
The "mercy-seat" whereat God meets man (being reconciled through the Blood there sprinkled, and so man can meet God) is called kapporeth , i. flee lid of the ark, covering the law inside, which is fulfilled in Messiah who is called by the corresponding Greek term, hilasterion , "the propitiatory" or mercy-seat, "whom God hath set forth to be a propitiatory through faith in His Blood" (Romans 3:23). Christ's Blood was the ransom paid at the expense of God Himself, to reconcile the exercise of mercy and justice, not as separate, but as the eternally harmonious attributes in the same God
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The pelican, feeding her young with the Blood of her breast, symbolizes Christ the Redeemer; "nostro pelicano" as Dante calls Him
Ephesdammim - ("boundary of Blood"); so-called from being the scene of Bloody battles between Israel and the Philistines (See ELAH), i. Here still a ruin exists, having a similar meaning, Belt Fused, "house of Bloodshed
Jew - People of the southern kingdom, though Israelites by Blood (since they were descended from Jacob, or Israel) were called Judeans, to distinguish them from those of the northern kingdom
Dip - The priest shall dip his finger int he Blood
Robe - to those who, coming as lost sinners to GOD by JESUS CHRIST, are saved by grace, and washed white in the Blood of the Lamb
Affinity - The relation contracted by marriage, between a husband and his wife's kindred, and between a wife and her husband's kindred in contradistinction from consanguinity or relation by Blood
God, Presence of - The Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the existence of Christ's Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity wherever there are the appearances of consecrated Bread and Wine
Brook - When we fail or falter, when we drift around and wander, let us come back to Calvary and look up to that precious One who is living on the Throne and whose Blood cleanseth from all sin
Heifer - The red may represent the precious Blood of CHRIST
Incense - ' It typified the personal perfection of Him who carried in the Blood of atonement
Renew - His is the delightful ministry to bring the distressed soul under the comforting influences of his supporting love, and to shew the heart, under desponding circumstances, that there is more in Jesus's Blood and righteousness to save, than in all our sins to destroy
Stoics - In common with the Stoics Paul denied the Epicurean notion of the world's resulting from chance, and a God far off and indifferent to human acts and sorrows; for, as the poet Aratus says, "in God we live, and move, and have our being"; but he agreed with the Epicureans, God "needs" nothing from us; but he rejects both Stoic and Epicurean doctrines in proclaiming God as the personal Giver to all of all they have, and the Creator of all, of one Blood, and the providential Determiner of their times and places, and their final Judge; inferring the sinful absurdity of idolatry from the spiritual nature of God, which is that wherein man reflects His likeness as His child (not in visible body), and which cannot be represented by any outward image
Conversion - In a general sense, a turning or change from one state to another with regard to substances, transmutation as a conversion of water into ice, or of food into chyle or Blood
Fountain - It is used for the 'fountain of Blood,' Mark 5:29 ; the 'fountain of life,' as applied to Jehovah for Israel, Psalm 36:9 ; the 'fountain of tears,' Jeremiah 9:1 ; the 'fountain of living waters
Cup - "The cup which we bless (saith he,) is it not the communion of the Blood of Christ?" (1 Corinthians 10:16) Sometimes it is made use of to intimate a participation in suffering
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The pelican, feeding her young with the Blood of her breast, symbolizes Christ the Redeemer; "nostro pelicano" as Dante calls Him
Eating - Also to express appropriation to the eater of the death of Christ: "except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his Blood, ye have no life in you
Real Presence - Underthe outward form of Bread and Wine we have the Scriptural warrantto believe that the Body and the Blood of Christ are given, takenand received verily and indeed by the faithful in the Lord's Supper,to the strengthening and refreshing of their souls,—as declared inthe Church Catechism and the Twenty-eighth Article of Religion
Altar - The furniture of the altar was of brass, and consisted of a pan, to receive the ashes that fell through the grating; shovels; basins, to contain the Blood with which the altar was sprinkled; and forks, to turn and remove the pieces of flesh upon the coals. Upon this altar the lamb of the daily morning and evening sacrifice was offered, and the other stated and voluntary Blood-sacrifices and meat and drink-offerings
Athaliah - The same Bloodthirstiness, lust of dominion over husband and over the state, and unscrupulous wickedness in killing all that stood in the way of ambition, appear in the daughter as in the mother. As she loved Blood, Blood was her own end; having lived as her mother, as her mother she died, slain at her own walls amidst the hoofs of the horses (compare Revelation 16:5-6)
Heredity - Not a philosophical people, the Hebrews start from the obvious fact of the unity of the race in the possession of common flesh and Blood ( Job 14:1 ; Job 15:14 ), the son being begotten after the image of the father ( Genesis 5:3 ; cf. Moreover, the unity of Israel is as much one of external status as of physical nature, of the inheritance of the firstborn no less than of community in flesh and Blood ( Exodus 4:22 ; cf
Levitical Cities - The aim of having cities of refuge was to control Blood revenge by making it possible for public justice to intervene between the slayer and the victim's avenger of Blood
Door - By faith the individual is to take his place under the precious Blood of CHRIST, applying it to his own heart by faith and acknowledging to GOD that he is taking refuge under the shed Blood of JESUS CHRIST, the Lamb of GOD
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Isaiah 1:18 (a) The Blood of the Lord JESUS CHRIST removes all the stain of sin that is on the soul, and all the record of sin that is in the book. ...
Revelation 6:11 (b) These are evidently the robes of righteousness, pure and stainless, which are given to the saints of GOD because they are washed in the Blood of the Lamb
Covenant - For so the apostle was commissioned by the Holy Ghost, to inform the church concerning that eternal life which was given us, he saith, in Christ Jesus, "before the world began?" (Titus 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:9) So that this everlasting covenant becomes the bottom and foundation in JEHOVAH'S appointment, and security of all grace and mercy for the church here, and of all glory and happiness hereafter, through the alone person, work, Blood-shedding, and obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ. And as the glorious person by whom the whole conditions of the covenant on the part of man was to be performed, had now, according to the original settlements made in eternity, been manifested, and agreeably to the very period proposed, "in [1] the fulness of time, appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself," it was, therefore, called Covenant, in his Blood
Meats - To eat the flesh with the Blood was forbidden them, much more to eat the Blood without the flesh
Mount Zion - ) Are you come spiritually so, and by faith, "to mount Zion: the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem: to an innumerable company of angels; to the general assembly and church of the first-born, whose names are written in heaven: and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect; and to Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant; and to the Blood of sprinkling that speaketh better things than that of Abel?" (Hebrews 12:22-24. )...
Pause over the solemn and most interesting question? Souls that are come, know their privilege, and are conscious of their high calling; and having found peace in the Blood of the cross, have constant access to a mercy-seat, and enjoy the sweet Bethel visits, of daily communion with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ
Winds - Such a tempest may have suggested some features in the prophetic descriptions of the day of God's power: "wonders in the heavens and in the earth, Blood and fire and pillars of smoke: the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into Blood," Joel 2:30,31 Acts 2:19,20
Taste - To experience by shedding, as Blood. When Commodus had once tasted human Blood, he became incapable of pity or remorse
Pass'Over, - He was then to take Blood in a basin and with a sprig of hyssop to sprinkle it on the two side-posts and the lintel of the door of the house. The lambs were selected, on the fourteenth they were slain and the Blood sprinkled, and in the following evening, after the fifteenth day of the had commenced the first paschal meal was eaten. The head of the family slew the lamb in his own house, not in the holy place; the Blood was sprinkled on the doorway, not on the altar. The paschal lamb could be legally slain and the Blood and fat offered only in the national sanctuary. (2) It is the passing over of the doom we deserve for your sins, because the Blood of Christ has been applied to us by faith. (3) The sprinkling of the Blood upon the door-posts was a symbol of open confession of our allegiance and love
Propitiation - God provided the propitiation (Leviticus 17:11; see Blood; SACRIFICE). But the Blood of animals could not take away sins (Hebrews 10:4). Only the Blood of Jesus Christ – his death on the cross – can do that
Issue of Blood - ISSUE OF Blood. Supernatural powers were believed to reside in the Blood of the menses, on account of which it was itself held to be efficacious as a charm. ...
Among Talmudic cures of this malady we find the following: ‘Let the patient sit at the parting of the ways with a cup of wine in her hand, and let some one coming up behind startle her by calling out, Be healed of thine issue of Blood
Dry Dried Drieth - He was drained of His Blood which left Him utterly helpless from the physical standpoint. ...
Proverbs 17:22 (a) Just as the bones supply the Blood with invaluable ingredients, so a happy heart supplies the spirit and the soul with radiance, vigor and vision. Evidently when Satan sees that a person is in soul trouble, he leaves that person for a season in order that that one may clean up his habits, add some religious ways, and try to make himself fit for Heaven without CHRIST, and without the Blood
Heart - The Lord JESUS did go down to that part of hell where the Old Testament saints were kept in conscious comfort until the Lord JESUS would shed His Blood for them. " They were now ready to go into GOD's presence because His Blood had blotted out their sins. The Blood of the sacrifices which they had brought only covered their sins
Tide - ) A stream; current; flood; as, a tide of Blood
Horn - The horns of the altar of burnt offerings were to be smeared with the Blood of the slain bullock (29:12; Leviticus 4:7-18 )
Dear - , "much more precious"); (b) in the metaphorical sense, "held in honor, esteemed, very dear," Acts 5:34 , "had in honor," RV (AV, "had in reputation"); so in Hebrews 13:4 , RV, "let marriage be had in honor;" AV, "is honorable;" Acts 20:24 , "dear," negatively of Paul's estimate of his life; James 5:7 , "precious" (of fruit); 1 Peter 1:19 , "precious" (of the Blood of Christ); 2 Peter 1:4 (of God's promises)
Boaz - When the next of kin to Ruth, Naomi's daughter-in-law, declined to do the part of redeemer (god) (See Blood) of the inheritance of her deceased husband Mahlon (compare Deuteronomy 25:5-10), Boaz did so by marrying her, though much her senior (Ruth 3:10)
Broach - Hence: To let out; to shed, as Blood
Babylon - ...
Revelation 17:5 (b) This is plainly a type of the great false religious systems of the world, particularly Romanism, which knew nothing of the grace of GOD, nor the Blood of CHRIST, nor the personal ministry of the Holy Spirit
Wheel - ...
Ecclesiastes 12:6 (c) It is generally believed that this refers to the human heart which fails at the end of the journey, and therefore cannot again pump the Blood
Peace - Christ made peace through the Blood of the cross, Colossians 1:20 and to the Christian God is 'the God of peace,' and the Lord Jesus is 'the Lord of peace
Digest - ) To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into Blood; to convert into chyme
Architecture, Byzantine - The style, which reached its height in the church of Saint Sophia in Constantinople (early 6th century), also appeared in the architecture of the West where the most magnificent example is Saint Mark's, Venice (978-1096), and the most notable of modern times the Cathedral of the Precious Blood, Westminster, England (consecrated, 1910)
White - ) Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of Blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear
Type - For Example, the paschal lamb and all the victims sacrificed under the law were types of the Lamb of God, and illustrated his great atonement; showing that guilt deserved death, and could only be atoned for by the Blood of an acceptable sacrifice
Pollution - (ἀλίσγημα, only found as noon in Acts 15:20; as verb in Daniel 1:8, Malachi 1:7; Malachi 1:12, Sirach 40:29 [1])...
ἀλίσγημα is probably from a root meaning ‘smear with fat or Blood’ (cf
Festivals - It commemorated the final plague on Egypt when the firstborn of the Egyptians died and the Israelites were spared because of the Blood smeared on their doorposts (Exodus 12:11 ,Exodus 12:11,12:21 ,Exodus 12:21,12:27 ,Exodus 12:27,12:43 ,Exodus 12:43,12:48 ). During this meal Jesus said, “This is my body,” and “this cup is the new testament in my Blood” (Luke 22:7 , Luke 22:19-20 ). Then he took some of the Blood from the slain bullock and sprinkled it on the mercy seat (“atonement cover,” Leviticus 16:13 NIV) and also on the ground in front of the ark, providing atonement for the priesthood ( Leviticus 16:14-15 ). Some of this Blood was then also taken into the holy of holies and sprinkled there on behalf of the people (Leviticus 16:11-15 ). ...
According to Hebrews 9-10 , this ritual is a symbol of the atoning work of Christ, our great high Priest, who did not need to make any sacrifice for Himself but shed His own Blood for our sins. As the high priest of the Old Testament entered the holy of holies with the Blood of sacrificial animals, Jesus entered heaven itself to appear on our behalf in front of the Father (Hebrews 9:11-12 ). Each year the high priest repeated his sin offerings for his own sin and the sins of the people, giving an annual reminder that perfect and permanent atonement had not yet been made; but Jesus, through His own Blood, accomplished eternal redemption for His people (Hebrews 9:12 )
Refuge - And how truly blessed is it to discover, that in his person, Blood, and righteousness, as the glorious Head and Mediator of his redeemed, they are secretly and securely hid with Christ in God; so that neither law nor justice, sin nor Satan, death nor hell, the world nor the grave, can come to injure them. ...
And this security, even to the unintentional murderer, continued only while he remained in the city of refuge; for if he was found without the suburbs, the avenger of Blood might by law kill him. ...
We are informed that the Israelites were so much interested in following up the divine commands concerning those cities of refuge, that the magistrates once in every year made a point to examine the roads leading to those cities from every direction, and to have them put in perfect repair, that no obstruction might be found to stop the fugitive in his flight from the avenger of Blood pursuing him. As the man-slayer found in this city of refuge a blessed exchange, and a safe inclosure, both under one, so soul-murderers, when taking shelter in Christ, barter their sins for his righteousness, and find peace and safety in the Blood of his cross
Clean And Unclean - Thus Blood produced defilement, but, properly treated, it might remove impurity. ...
The Jewish rules about uncleanness can be roughly classified under five main heads: sexual impurity, uncleanness due to Blood, uncleanness connected with food, with death, and with leprosy. Uncleanness due to Blood . The fear of Blood dates back in all probability to the most primeval times, and may be in part instinctive. Such a taboo is so universal and ancient that it cannot reasonably be accounted for by the Jewish hatred for heathen offerings of Blood. ...
The taboos on menstrual Blood and abnormal issues must come under this category or that of sexual impurity. It was exceedingly dangerous for a man even to see the Blood. The purifying medium was water, the Blood and ashes of a red heifer, with cedar, hyssop, and scarlet. If he was cured, he must undergo an elaborate process of purificatory ritual ( Leviticus 14:1-57 ), including ( a ) the sacrifice of one bird and the release of another, perhaps regarded as carrying away the demon; fragrant plants, water, and the Blood of the dead bird were used at this stage; ( b ) the washing of clothes, shaving of the hair, and bathing of the body; then ( c ) after seven days’ interval this second process was repeated; and finally ( d ) on the eighth day sacrifices were offered, and the man ceremonially cleansed with the Blood and oil of the sacrifice
Ahab - Soon after, having gone with Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, to regain Ramoth-gilead from the Syrians, and joined battle with them in defiance of Jehovah, he was slain, and dogs licked up his Blood at the pool of Samaria, 1 Kings 16:29-22:40
lo-Ammi - " The three children symbolize successive generations:...
(1) Jezreel represents the dynasty of Jeroboam I, ending with Jehu's shedding the Blood of the last of the line at Jezreel;...
(2) Lo-ruhamah, a daughter, represents the effeminate period which followed;...
(3) Loammi, a son, represents Jeroboam II's vigorous dynasty, which however brought no revival of religion; still Israel was not God's people really, and so should be no longer so in name but cast away
Net - In Proverbs 1:17 explain" surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird," because the bird sees the net and is on its guard; so youths warned by God's word raise their souls heavenward, on the wings of the fear, faith, and love of God, as the bird flies upward; and therefore escape the net which the tempters fancy they are going to entrap the "innocent" in, but in which really "their own Blood and their own lives" are taken (Proverbs 1:11; Proverbs 1:18)
Church Colors - Red is used on the Feasts of Martyrs,typifying that they shed their Blood for the testimony of Jesus; itis also used at Whitsun Tide, symbolizing the cloven tongues offire in the likeness of which the Holy Ghost descended on theApostles
Attendance at Public Worship: Invitations to - How many souls are perishing in Edinburgh and other towns, 'because, though all things are now ready, nobody ever asked them to come!' Will not the Blood of their souls be required at the hand of those who profess to have tasted a Savior's love, and yet make not one effort to pluck brands out of the fire?–Scottish Sunday School Teachers Magazine
Medicine - " The circulation of the Blood is apparently expressed
Christ: His Eye Our Stimulus - The old chieftain, beholding the effect of his disaster, raised himself up on his elbow, while the Blood gushed in streams from his wounds, and cried aloud, 'I am not dead, my children; I am looking at you to see you do your duty
the Last Supper - The first three Gospels picture Christ's death in the symbols of the broken bread (“This is my body which is given for you” Luke 22:19 ) and the outpoured wine (“This is my Blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” Matthew 26:28 )
Cities of Refuge - (See Blood, AVENGING OF
Scarlet (2) - Westcott (on John 19:2; John 19:5) emphasizes, in the crown and robe, the idea of victory as well as of royalty: ‘this Blood-stained robe was the true dress of a kingly conqueror
Cistern - The top, with stonework and a round opening, has often a wheel for the bucket; an image of the aorta or great artery circulating the Blood from the ventricle of the heart, or the wheel expresses life in its rapid motion (James 3:6; Ecclesiastes 12:6)
Nicodemus - (nih cuh dee' muhss) Personal name meaning, “innocent of Blood
Feud - In the north of Great Britain, the word is still used in its original sense denoting a combination of kindred to revenge the death of any of their Blood, on the offender and all his race, or any other great enemy
Lamb of God - Peter stressed this sacrificial motif when he described redemption accomplished with “the precious Blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18 )
Heart - ) A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the Blood
Fellowship, - Thus in 1 Corinthians 10:16 , "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the Blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" There is an allusion to the peace offering in 1 Corinthians 10:18 to show that those who ate the sacrifice were partakers of, had communion with, the altar; hence to eat things offered to idols would be to have fellowship with demons
Abigail - Taking on herself the blame of Nabal's insult to David's messengers, she promptly, and with a discreet woman's tact, averted David's just anger by liberally supplying the wants of his forces, and by deprecating in person at his feet the shedding of Blood in vengeance
Saviour - Salvation is secured in title to believers already by Christ's purchase with His Blood; its final consummation shall be at His coming again; in this sense salvation has yet "to be revealed" (1 Peter 1:5; Hebrews 9:28; Romans 5:10)
Show - ) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with Blood, occuring a short time before labor
Could - BC, not being the Blood of the ancestor, could not inherit his estate
Temper - ) Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the mixture or relative proportion of the four humors, Blood, choler, phlegm, and melancholy
Acadia - In 1903 the Societe l'Assomption was founded at Waltham, Massachusetts, by New England men of Acadian extraction for the purpose of uniting in a common bond of brotherhood all men and women of Acadian Blood, to promote higher education among its members through scholarships, to pay death and sick benefits, etc
Apostolic Council - A “decree” from the council did ask Gentile converts not to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols, not to eat meat with Blood in it, not to eat animals which had been strangled, and not to commit sexual immorality (Acts 15:28-29 )
Gog - And let the reader judge for himself how suitable it was, and proper, that when the Lord Jesus came on earth to do away the sin and guilt of all nations, the solemn transaction of his "one all-sufficient sacrifice and obedience unto death" should be set forth in the center of the earth, that like the sun in the midway of the heavens which illumines both east and west; so Christ, the sun of righteousness, might extend the efficacy of his light, and life, and warmth in every direction to his people; and his Blood, as from the high altar of his own divine nature, flowing down, might wash away, from the morning of creation to the end of time, the whole of human transgression
Aaronic Priesthood - After the death of Nadab and Abihu, Aaron was allowed to enter the holiest of all only once a year, and then not without Blood
Expiation - What could be more striking in reference to "the Blood of Christ which cleanseth from all sin?" (1 John 1:7) I refer the reader to Leviticus 16:1-34 for the relation of this day of expiation, where there is a circumstantial account of it
Sister - ” Here 'âchôth is used as a term of endearment rather than a term for a Blood relative
Degree - ) A certain distance or remove in the line of descent, determining the proximity of Blood; one remove in the chain of relationship; as, a relation in the third or fourth degree
Nicodemus - A well known name in the gospel, compounded, it should seem, of Nake, innocent—and Dam, Blood
Abner - Still he was followed by Joab and Abishai, till he, who in the morning sported with murder, was obliged at even to entreat that Joab would stay his troops from the effusion of Blood, 2 Samuel 2
Likewise - ...
4: παραπλησίως (Strong's #3898 — Adverb — paraplesios — par-ap-lay-see'-oce ) from para, "beside," and the adjective plesios, "near" (akin to the adverb pelas, "near, hard by"), is used in Hebrews 2:14 , AV, "likewise" (RV, "in like manner"), expressing the true humanity of Christ in partaking of flesh and Blood
Communion - A — 1: κοινωνία (Strong's #2842 — Noun Feminine — koinonia — koy-nohn-ee'-ah ) "a having in common (koinos), partnership, fellowship" (see COMMUNICATE), denotes (a) the share which one has in anything, a participation, fellowship recognized and enjoyed; thus it is used of the common experiences and interests of Christian men, Acts 2:42 ; Galatians 2:9 ; of participation in the knowledge of the Son of God, 1 Corinthians 1:9 ; of sharing the realization of the effects of the Blood (i
Gier Eagle - " He farther says, that "this female vulture, having hatched her young ones, continues with them one hundred and twenty days, providing them with all necessaries; and, when the stock of food fails them, she tears off the fleshy part of her thigh, and feeds them with that and the Blood which flows from the wound
Jezebel - Her Blood was sprinkled on the wall and she was trodden under foot
Olive Tree - The ark is a type of Jesus, through whom and in whom God is at peace, in the Blood of his cross
Theophylactus Simocatta - 13); the incredulity of the emperor about the liquefaction of the Blood of St
Pardon - A point of justice, God having received satisfaction by the Blood of Christ, 1 John 1:9 . The meritorious cause is the Blood of Christ, Hebrews 9:14
Zacharias - ...
"The Lord look upon it and requite it" was the martyr's dying sentence, which Jesus refers to as about to be executed on Israel; "that upon you may come all the righteous Blood shed upon the earth from the Blood of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar," i
Avenge - ...
The Lord reserves vengeance as the sphere of His own action: “To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense … for he will avenge the Blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries” ( Blood” ( Mordecai - ) What I had you your harem full of women for the riot of your lustful hours, concubines upon concubines, and the king's favour so great that none of the princes stood so high as yourself, and shall the sight of one poor miserable Jew, because he pays you no reverence, be enough to throw down all the props of this boasted grandeur? Must the Blood of this man be shed before that Haman will acknowledge himself to be happy? yea, not this one poor. Precious Jesus! what everlasting blessedness hast thou introduced into the circumstances of our fallen state, when by thy visit to our world, and redemption of our nature in it, thou hast raised thy people from the ruins of the fall, and cleansed our hearts by thy Blood from all those evil passions of our fallen nature
Cluster - For as the grapes of Eshcol represented the fulness of Christ, and the Blood of the grape became no unapt resemblance of Him who trod the wine press of the wrath of God, and whose Blood, in cleansing the sinner, revives the soul in the assurance of pardon, mercy, and peace, by his cross, so the cypress, or the camphire, in the fragrancy of its clusters, becomes no less typical of His incense and merits, in whose righteousness alone the church is accepted
Purification - One instinct was the community of Blood between the god, man, and the animal world, so that, if the Blood of a human or an animal victim was shed, it was an offering of their common life, and, if the flesh was eaten, they became one in a mysterious sacrament (W
Passover - However, God withheld judgment from the Israelite households only when he saw the Blood of the sacrificial animal around the front door. The Blood was a sign that an innocent life had been taken in place of the one under judgment (Exodus 12:5; Deuteronomy 16:1-88; Exodus 12:12-13; Exodus 12:21-23; cf. Leviticus 17:11; see Blood)
Altar - Blood, believed to contain the "life" of an animal (or a human being), was particularly important in the sacrificial ritual. It was sprinkled against the altar (Leviticus 1 ); once a year, Blood was smeared on the horns of the incense altar. ...
This sacred altar and its horns, where the atoning Blood was splashed, provided a place of sanctuary
Veil of the Temple - " Into this second tabernacle within the veil "the high priest alone went once every year, not without Blood which he offered for himself and for the sins of the people; the Holy Spirit this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing . by His own Blood entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. "From the top," not from the bottom; for it is God who from above rends the veil of separation between us and Him, and opens heaven to man, as the hymn of Ambrose says, "when Thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death Thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers"; therefore not only ministers but we all alike "have boldness (parresia , literally, freedom of speech, grounded on the consciousness that our sins are forgiven) to enter the holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He hath consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, His flesh" (Hebrews 10:19-21); rather, "which (entering) He has newly consecrated (enekainisen , 'inaugurated'; it is a new thing, unheard of before) for us as a new (recently opened) and living way" (not the lifeless way of dead sacrificial victims under the law, but the living and lifegiving Saviour being the way)
Soul - At times, then, soul can be interchanged with life (Proverbs 7:23 ; Proverbs 8:35-36 ) and can be identical with Blood (Deuteronomy 12:23 ). Satan is permitted by God to take health, that is flesh and Blood, but Satan cannot take the bare life of a person (Job 2:5-6 ). In legal texts, the soul is the individual person with juristic responsibilities (Leviticus 17:10 , a Blood-eating soul)
Mary - It may mean a Blood-brother, a half-brother, or, within the extended family, a male cousin. Likewise the word "sister" ( adelphe [2]) has been interpreted as a Blood-sister, a half-sister, and a female cousin. Since the early church maintained the perpetual virginity of Mary, it could not accept that Jesus had full Blood brothers or sisters
Kill - The provision gave the manslayer access to the court system, for he might be “killed” by the Blood avenger if he stayed within his own community ( Blood, who keeps the right of killing the manslayer if the manslayer goes outside the territory of the city of refuge before the death of the high priest. 35:16-21), the Blood avenger may execute the murderer without a trial
Punishments - The earliest theory of punishment current among mankind is doubtless the one of simple retaliation, "blood for Blood. (Genesis 4:24 ) In the post-diluvian code, if we may so call it, retribution by the hand of man, even in the case of an offending animal, for Blood shed, is clearly laid dawn
Priest, Christ as - He is qualified to enter the Most Holy Place, not by the Blood of a bull and a ram, but by his own Blood (9:12). Whereas the Blood of Aaronic sacrifices could make the people outwardly clean but had to be repeated (9:13; 10:1-4,11), Jesus continues in the presence of God (9:25) as the perfect High Priest (9:25-26), offering his own Blood as the perfect sacrifice to take away sins and cleansing the consciences of many people (9:28; cf. The people of Christ now have confidence that they also may enter the very presence of God by the Blood of Jesus (10:19), and participate in "a holy priesthood" (Exodus 19:6 ; 1 Peter 2:5,9 )
Sacrifices - It was a feature of these sacrifices that the animals sacrificed were divided, or the Blood was divided, so that the parties to the covenant were assumed into a mystic unity of life. (3) The covenant was sealed by sacrifice, and more particularly by Blood. Peace-offerings, on the other hand, may be taken to include the Passover, and all offerings of first-fruits and tithes and Bloodless sacrifices. ...
In the sacrifices which involved the death of animals, a sense of the sacredness of life was expressed by the reverent use of the Blood (Leviticus 17:11). So far as we know, the animals sacrificed were put to death with no unnecessary pain; they did not expiate sin by suffering (contrast 1 Kings 18:28): it was the deprivation of life they suffered, and it was the Blood representing life which had mysterious significance. No one might eat the Blood of sacrifices, or of any animal (contrast Psalms 16:4 ‘drink-offerings of Blood’). But especially this reference is to be found in Christ’s words at the institution of the Supper: ‘For this is my Blood of the covenant, which is shed for many unto remission of sins’ (Matthew 26:28); and in the Epistle to the Hebrews (chs. ‘We have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin’ (1 John 1:7). Thus, to meet the displeasure of God witnessed by an accusing conscience (Romans 2:15) or by experience of the state of the world (Romans 1:18), there was need of ‘the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth to be a propitiation by his Blood’ (Romans 3:24 f
Passover - Then he took Blood in a basin, and with a hyssop sprig sprinkled it (in token of cleansing from Egypt-like defilements spiritually: 1 Peter 1:2; Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 10:22) on the lintel and two sideposts of the house door (not to be trodden under; so not on the threshold: Hebrews 10:29). Instead of a part only being eaten and the rest burnt, as in other sacrifices, the whole except the Blood sprinkled was eaten when roast; typifying Christ's Blood shed as a propitiation, but His whole man hood transfused spiritually into His church who feed on Him by faith, of which the Lord's supper is a sensible pledge. But the sprinkled Blood was a sacramental pledge of God's passing over, i. ...
Moreover, the Passover lambs were to be slain at the sanctuary, and their Blood sprinkled on the altar, instead of on the lintel and doorposts (Deuteronomy 16:1-6). " The lamb was at the first Passover selected on the tenth day of the month (not so subsequently: Luke 22:7-9; Mark 14:12-16); the Blood was sprinkled on the lintels and side-posts; the hyssop was used; the meal was eaten in haste; and only for a day was unleavened bread abstained from. ...
The fat was burned by the priests (Exodus 23:18; Exodus 34:25-26), and the Blood sprinkled on the altar (2 Chronicles 35:11; 2 Chronicles 30:16). Instead therefore of the father of the family slaying the lamb and handing the Blood to the priest, to sprinkle on the altar, the Levites did so; also at Josiah's Passover (2 Chronicles 35:6; 2 Chronicles 35:11). ...
It was offered in the holy place (1618386571_73); the Blood was sprinkled on the altar, the fat burned (2 Chronicles 30:16; 2 Chronicles 35:11; Exodus 12:27; Exodus 23:18; Numbers 9:7; Deuteronomy 16:2; Deuteronomy 16:5; 1 Corinthians 5:7). ...
The fact that the Blood sprinkled on the altar was at the first celebration sprinkled on the lintel and doorposts of each house attested the sacredness of each family, the spiritual priesthood of its head, and the duty of family worship. Christ's Blood must be sprinkled on us by the hyssop of faith, else guilt and wrath remain (Isaiah 53:7; Acts 8:
Capital Punishment - ...
Does Scripture Require Capital Punishment? How do we reconcile Exodus 20:13 (“Thou shalt not kill”) with Genesis 9:6 (“Whoso sheddeth man's Blood, by man shall his Blood be shed”)? If an individual kills another, it is murder; if the state kills, it is not murder, some would say. Yet what about other commands in Genesis 9:1 ? What about the prohibition against eating meat with Blood in it (Genesis 9:4 ), or the execution of animals who kill humans (Genesis 9:5 ; compare Exodus 21:28-36 ). Has the Lord spoken forever against eating rare meat and for executing killer animals? Is it sound biblical interpretation if we interpret “by man shall his Blood be shed” as a divine command for capital punishment yet consistently ignore the other commands in the context in which it is found?...
How do we explain the Lord's protection of Cain in Genesis 4:15 where a “mark” was placed on him to fend off self-appointed executioners? God's grace spared the original first-degree murderer
Bone - ...
Judges 9:2 (b) Abimelech is telling the people that he is related to them by Blood, being born of and in the nation of Israel. (a) The sorrow caused by the unfaithfulness of the wife is compared to a disease that eats away the very vitals of the Blood stream, and weakens the whole person. Since the red Blood cells come from the marrow of the bones, so rottenness in that substance destroys the vitality of the body
Rahab (1) - The scarlet line typifies Jesus' Blood, that secures from wrath the Gentiles and even harlots and notorious sinners (Matthew 21:31-32), within His church, even as the sprinkled Blood of the paschal lamb secured Israel in their houses, and typified the same all-atoning Blood
Cherubim - " (Exodus 33:20) Moreover, before the cherubim was sprinkled, on the great day of atonement, the Blood of the sacrifice, which we all know was typical of Christ, and represented the one offering of the Redeemer. (See Exodus 25:17-22, compared with Hebrews 11:1-24) Now, as from the authority of those Scriptures, we have full licence to conclude, that the mercy-seat itself was an emblem of Christ, and the High Priest going into the Holy of Holies once in a year, with Blood, a lively type of the Lord Jesus going in with his own Blood into heaven itself, there to appear in the presence of God for us, we cannot for a moment suppose, but that these cherubim must have been designed to represent the holy and undivided Three persons in the one eternal JEHOVAH, before whom only, and to whom only, Christ, in his divine and nature united, made the one sacrifice of by which he hath prefected for ever them that are sanctified
Mediator, Mediation - Moses both gave directions for building the earthly tabernacle (8:5) and sprinkled the people, the scroll, the tent, and the vessels with Blood since "without the shedding of Blood there is no forgiveness" (9:22). Second, Christ's service as high priest involved the shedding of his own Blood rather than the mere shedding of animal Blood (9:11-15). As a result of this superior sacrifice, all the transgressions condemned by the old covenant have been forgiven (9:15), and Blood sacrifice of any type need never be offered again (9:18-26; Redeem - The responsibility “to redeem” belonged to the nearest relative—brother, uncle, uncle’s son, or a Blood relative from his family ( Blood” whose duty it was to execute the murderer of his relative. We find the priests’ smearing of Blood on the altar during the “sin offering” (chatta’t) described as “atonement” (Exod. The use of Blood is not quite so prominent in sacrifices, but the relation to “atonement” still holds. , where obviously no Blood is involved ( Passover And Feast of Unleavened Bread - The characteristic features of the feast in Exodus 12:21-27 are: ( a ) a lamb is to be slain and its Blood sprinkled on the lintel and side-posts of the houses; ( b ) the cause for this observance is found in the slaughter of the Egyptian firstborn. It is to be slain at even on the 14th, and the lintel is to be stained with its Blood. Thus it combines the notions of sin-offering (the sprinkling of the Blood), of burnt-offering (the victim being roasted intact), and of peace-offering (the victim being eaten by the worshippers). Such details were the choice of the lamb on the 10th day, its slaughter at home, the sprinkling of the Blood on the house-door, the admission of the unclean, the posture and attire of the partakers, etc. It was slain in relays at the Temple, and the Blood thrown before the altar by the priests
Communion of the Saints - What the circulation of the Blood is to the human body, that the Holy Spirit is to the body of Christ which is the church
Danger, Dangerous - Hastings); (c) the penalty itself, Matthew 5:22 , "the hell of fire," and, with the translation "worthy" (AV, "guilty"), of the punishment determined to be inflicted on Christ, Matthew 26:66 ; Mark 14:64 , "death;" (d) the person or thing against whom or which the offense is committed, 1 Corinthians 11:27 , "guilty," the crime being against "the body and Blood of the Lord;" James 2:10 , "guilty" of an offense against all the Law, because of a breach of one commandment
Redemption - Christ's Blood or life, which he surrendered for them, is the "ransom" by which the deliverance of his people from the servitude of sin and from its penal consequences is secured
Tammuz - The idea fabled was spring's beauties and the river's waters destroyed by summer heat (the river Adonis or nahr Ibrahim in spring becomes discolored with the heavy rains swelling the streams from Lebanon, which discoloration superstition attributed to Tammuz' Blood); or else the earth clothed with beauty in the half year while the sun is in the upper hemisphere, and losing it when he descends to the lower (Ezekiel 8:14)
Fetch - On you noblest English, whose Blood is fetched from fathers of war-proof
Lamech - Kennett sees in the song a deprecation of Blood-guiltiness Incurred by the fact that Lamech, as a tribal chieftain, has avenged an insult of a boy by slaying him
Bone - Bones are supplied with Blood vessels, and in the fetus, or in a diseased state, are very vascular
Bashan - ...
BULLS OF BASHAN are figurative of strong ruthless enemies, Amos 4:1 , whom God in the coming judgement on Gog will crush, and will call for the fowls and the beasts to come and feed upon their flesh and their Blood, Ezekiel 39:18 : and lastly, when the blessed Lord was on the cross, His description of His vindictive enemies includes the strong bulls of Bashan which beset Him around, and gaped upon Him with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion
Obadiah, Book of - Idumea will be their rendezvous, and the sword of the Lord will be filled with Blood
Vail, Veil - In Christianity the believer has boldness to enter into the holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by the new and living way which He has consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, His flesh
Pitch - As the pitch covered the ark from the overwhelming waters, so the atonement covers the believer in Jesus from the Blood of God's wrath
Of - ) Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble Blood
Mercy-Seat - Jesus is indeed the true and only propitiatory and propitiation; and what a sweet addition to the blessed subject is it, that he is "the propitiation whom God the Father hath set forth through faith in his Blood!" So that our faith finds a double warrant—first, in the completeness of the propitiation itself, and, secondly, in God's appointment of it