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Holman Bible Dictionary

Blemish

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A condition that disqualifies an animal as a sacrifice (Leviticus 22:17-25 ) or a man from priestly service (Leviticus 21:17-24 ). In the New Testament, Christ is the perfect sacrifice (without blemish, Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:19 ) intended to sanctify the church and remove all its blemishes (Ephesians 5:27 ). The children of God are commanded to live lives without blemishes (Philippians 2:15; 2 Peter 3:14 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Blemish'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/b/blemish.html. 1991.

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