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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Sacrifice. Genesis 31:54. Sacrifices were in use from the earliest periods of the world, and among all nations. The universality of sacrificial rites is a powerful argument on behalf of their naturalness; they meet the demand of the sinner for some way of appeasing the offended divinity. But Christians have no need of them, simply because of the one perfect Sacrifice once offered on the cross. See Offerings, Altar, and Lamb.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Sacrifice'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/s/sacrifice.html. 1893.