What is the purpose of ritual sacrifice in the Bible? Why is so much emphasis placed on blood sacrifice as a means of expiation? Why would Ezekiel incorporate blood sacrifice in his depiction of the heavenly Jerusalem? In a continuation of last week’s theme, Richard and Fr. Marc discuss the importance of sticking with difficult or confusing texts, even when you’re not sure what to make of them. A review of Ezekiel 43 leads to an interesting discussion of Genesis and the sanctity of animal life.
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