• The Blood of the Lamb Article by Gordon Wenham

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2005

    Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins” says the epistle to the Hebrews (9:22). Most of that epistle is taken up with showing how Christ fulfilled the hopes and aspirations of the Old Testament, especially in regard to the sacrificial system of ancient Israel. But for modern readers who have never seen a sacrifice and do not think in Old Testament categories, this is all double dutch: What has the killing of animals to do with the forgiveness of sins? It is explained at length in the book of Leviticus, which begins with a long section … View Resource