From the herd or from the flock: the only animals which could be used as sacrificial victims were either of the bovine class
(bulls, cows and calves) or the ovine class (sheep and lambs, goats and kids). Excluded, therefore, were not only all wild
animals, but also such “unclean” domestic animals as the camel and the ass. See note on Lv 11, 1ff
Holocaust: from the Greek word meaning “wholly burned,” this is the technical term for the special type of sacrifice in which
an entire animal except its hide was consumed in the fire on the altar. The primary purpose of this complete gift was to render
glory and praise to God.
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