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Expiation (9 Occurrences)
...Expiation is made for our sins when they are punished not in ourselves but in another
who consents to stand in our room. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EXPIATION. ...
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Atonement (112 Occurrences)
... justice to manifest his love to transgressors. Expiation has been made for
sin, ie, it is covered. The means by which it is covered ...
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Ransom (46 Occurrences)
... in Greek classical literature, constantly bearing the sense of "ransom price," and
was frequently connected with ritual usage, with sacrifice and expiation. ...
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Expiated (6 Occurrences)

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Monthly (11 Occurrences)
... Kautzsch 10. Vicarious Expiation Theory; Objections 11. Typology of Sacrifice
LITERATURE I. Terms and Definitions. zebhach, "sacrifice ...
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Offices (14 Occurrences)
... with God was expressed, was expanded into acts regularly performed by officials,
in which worship, thanksgiving, covenant and priestly expiation and atonement ...
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Christ (573 Occurrences)
... with God was expressed, was expanded into acts regularly performed by officials,
in which worship, thanksgiving, covenant and priestly expiation and atonement ...
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Offering (850 Occurrences)
... in divine service; that which is presented as an expiation or atonement for sin,
or as a free gift; a sacrifice; an oblation; as, sin offering. ...
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Greece (15 Occurrences)
... THE FUTURE LIFE 1. Funeral Rites 2. Future Life in the Homeric Poems 3. Later Beliefs
in Immortality V. SIN, EXPIATION, AND THE RELIGIOUS LIFE 1. Greek Idea of ...
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... Ransom cannot be given for the life of a murderer; no expiation can be made for
a murder but by the blood of the murderer (Deuteronomy 19:4 Joshua 20 2 Samuel ...
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Bible Concordance
Expiation (9 Occurrences)

Romans 3:25 whom God set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in God's forbearance;
(See RSV)

Hebrews 2:17 Therefore he was obligated in all things to be made like his brothers, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.
(See RSV)

1 John 2:2 And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.
(See RSV)

1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
(See RSV)

Numbers 8:7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of expiation upon them, and let them cause a razor to pass over all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and cleanse themselves.

Numbers 35:33 "'So you shall not pollute the land in which you are: for blood, it pollutes the land; and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him who shed it.

Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice, you nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants. He will render vengeance to his adversaries, And will make expiation for his land, for his people.

2 Samuel 21:3 and David said to the Gibeonites, "What shall I do for you? And with what shall I make atonement, that you may bless the inheritance of Yahweh?"
(See RSV)

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are apportioned out upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to close the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make expiation for iniquity, and to bring in the righteousness of the ages, and to seal the vision and prophet, and to anoint the holy of holies.

Smith's Bible Dictionary


ATS Bible Dictionary

An act by which satisfaction is made for a crime and the liability to punishment for it is cancelled. It supposes penitence and faith on the sinner's part. Among the Jews, expiation was effected by a divinely appointed and typical system of sacrifices, all pointing to Christ. 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 1 Corinthians 5:7 Ephesians 1:7 Hebrews 9:26.

THE DAY OF EXPIATION, OR ATONEMENT, was a yearly solemnity, observed with rest and fasting on the tenth day of Tisri, five days before the feast of tabernacles, Le 23:7 25:9. The ceremonies of this all-important day are minutely described in Le 16:1-34. On this day alone the high priest entered the Most Holy Place, Hebrews 9:7; but the various rites of the day required him to enter several times. First with the golden censer and a vessel filled with incense. 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. The fourth time he entered to bring out the censer and vessel of incense; and having returned, he washed his hands and performed the other services of the day. The ceremony of the scapegoat also took place on this day. Two goats were set apart, one of which was sacrificed to the Lord, while the other, called the azazel or scapegoat, which was determined by lot to be set at liberty, was sent into the desert burdened with the sins of the people. All these solemn rites pointed to Christ, and in every age there were many believers who had spiritual discernment of their sacred meaning, Hebrews 9:1-11:40. They looked unto Him whom they had pierced, and mourned. As this day of expiation was the great fast day of the Jewish church, so godly sorrow for sin characterizes the Christian's looking unto the Lamb of God, and "the rapture of pardon" is mingled with "penitent tears."

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Guilt is said to be expiated when it is visited with punishment falling on a substitute. Expiation is made for our sins when they are punished not in ourselves but in another who consents to stand in our room. It is that by which reconciliation is effected. Sin is thus said to be "covered" by vicarious satisfaction.

The cover or lid of the ark is termed in the LXX. hilasterion, that which covered or shut out the claims and demands of the law against the sins of God's people, whereby he became "propitious" to them.

The idea of vicarious expiation runs through the whole Old Testament system of sacrifices. (see PROPITIATION.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of making satisfaction or atonement for any crime or fault; the extinguishing of guilt by suffering or penalty.

2. (n.) The means by which reparation or atonement for crimes or sins is made; an expiatory sacrifice or offering; an atonement.

3. (n.) An act by which the treats of prodigies were averted among the ancient heathen.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


This word represents no Hebrew or Greek word not rendered also by "atonement." In Numbers 8:7 it is employed in the Revised Version (British and American) to translate chaTath and in Deuteronomy 32:43, kipper. This version also employs "expiate" in the margin of several passages, eg. Psalm 65:3; Psalm 79:9. Always its use in English Versions of the Bible is somewhat more narrow and specific than "atonement" and has especial reference to specific uncleanness or sin.

It will be sufficient to refer to ATONEMENT; SACRIFICE; PROPITIATION.

3083. lutron -- a ransom
... ransom. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: lutron Phonetic Spelling:
(loo'-tron) Short Definition: a ransom, an offering of expiation Definition: the ...
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2512. katharismos -- a cleansing
... ar-is-mos') Short Definition: cleansing, purifying, purification Definition: cleansing,
purifying, purification, literal, ceremonial, or moral; met: expiation. ...
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5050. teleiosis -- completion, perfection
... perfection. From phusioo; (the act) completion, ie (of prophecy) verification, or
(of expiation) absolution -- perfection, performance. see GREEK phusioo. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3725. kippur -- atonement
... Word Origin from the same as kopher Definition atonement NASB Word Usage atonement
(8). expiation. From kaphar; expiation (only in plural): see HEBREW kaphar. ...
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3722a. kaphar -- to cover over, pacify, make propitiation
... appease* (1), atone (3), atoned (2), atonement is made (1), atonement shall be made
(1), atonement was made (1), atoning (1), canceled (1), expiation can be ...
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2409. chattaya -- sin offering
... sin offering. (Aramaic) from the same as chatiy; an expiation -- sin offering. see
HEBREW chatiy. 2408, 2409. chattaya. 2410 . Strong's Numbers.
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2403. chatta'ah -- sinful thing, sin
... Or chattacth {khat-tawth'}; from chata'; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness),
and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an ...
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5137. nazah -- to spurt, spatter, sprinkle
... sprinkle A primitive root; to spirt, ie Besprinkle (especially in expiation) --
sprinkle. 5136, 5137. nazah. 5137a . Strong's Numbers.
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... Expiation. A Sermon (No.561). By the. Rev. CH SPURGEON,. At the Metropolitan Tabernacle,
Newington. "Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin.""Isaiah 53:10 ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/expiation.htm

The Passover: an Expiation and a Feast, a Memorial and a Prophecy
A PROPHECY. 'And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the passover an expiation and.htm

Whether the Effect of Christ's Priesthood is the Expiation of Sins ...
... OF THE PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST (SIX ARTICLES) Whether the effect of Christ's
priesthood is the expiation of sins? Objection 1: It would ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the effect of christs.htm

Concerning the Festivals; and How Each Day of Such Festival is to ...
... new moon, they both perform the daily sacrifices, and slay two bulls, with seven
lambs of the first year, and a kid of the goats also, for the expiation of sins ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 concerning the festivals.htm

Whether, at the Time of the Law, the Ceremonies of the Old Law had ...
... justification at the time of the Law. Because expiation from sin and
consecration pertains to justification. But it is written (Ex.39 ...
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'The Scapegoat'
... As that could not be done, an ideal unity was established between the two: the one
sacrificed represented the fact of expiation, the one driven away ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the scapegoat.htm

The Day of Atonement
... II. The first part of the ritual proper (vs.11-14) is the expiation for the sins
of Aaron and the priesthood, and his entrance into the most holy place. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the day of atonement.htm

The Burnt Offering a Picture and a Prophecy
... Now, if we inquire into the significance of the offering, it turns on two
points"expiation and burning. The former it has in common ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the burnt offering a picture.htm

What a Sacrifice Is, and what are the Species of Sacrifice.
... And Isaiah interprets the Law, in order that we may know that the death of Christ
is truly a satisfaction for our sins, or expiation, and that the ceremonies ...
/.../melanchthon/the apology of the augsburg confession/part 30 what a sacrifice.htm

Christ, to Perform the Office of Mediator, Behoved to Become Man.
... as man only could not overcome death, he united the human nature with the divine,
that he might subject the weakness of the one to death as an expiation of sin ...
/.../the institutes of the christian religion/chapter 12 christ to perform.htm



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