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From Wikipedia: Aztec sacrifice
Main article: Human sacrifice in Aztec culture

For millennia, the practice of human sacrifice was widespread in Mesoamerican and South American cultures. It was a theme in the Olmec religion, which thrived between 1200 BC and 400 BC and among the Maya. Human sacrifice was a very complex ritual. Every sacrifice had to be meticulously planned from the type of victim to specific ceremony needed for the god. The sacrificial victims were usually warriors but sometimes slaves, depending upon the god and needed ritual. The higher the rank of the warrior the better he is looked at as a sacrifice. The victim(s) would then take on the persona of the god he was to be sacrificed for. The victim(s) would be housed, fed, and dressed accordingly. This process could last up to a year. When the sacrificial day arrived, the victim(s) would participate in the specific ceremonies of the god. These ceremonies were used to exhaust the victim so that he would not struggle during the ceremony. Then five priests, known as the Tlenamacac, performed the sacrifice usually at the top of a pyramid. The victim would be laid upon the table, held down and then have his heart cut out.

 

32The troops pounced on the spoil; they took the sheep and cows and calves and slaughtered them on the ground, and the troops ate with the blood. 33When it was reported to Saul that the troops were sinning against the Lord, eating with the blood, he said, “You have acted faithlessly. Roll a large stone over to me today.” 34And Saul ordered, “Spread out among the troops and tell them that everyone must bring me his ox or his sheep and slaughter it here, and then eat. You must not sin against the Lord and eat with the blood.” Every one of the troops brought his own ox with him that night and slaughtered it there. 35Thus Saul set up an altar to the Lord; it was the first altar he erected to the Lord. I Samuel 14/32-35 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Hebrews 10/4-10 and 19-20 and 28 Holy Bible KJV.

 

Commentary:

The first King of Israel of the tribe of Benjamin King Saul sets up his first altar to the Lord. The reason is that his men were slaughtering sheep, calves and cows and eating them raw with the blood in the field of battle. This altar was not used as a sacrifice to G-d as much as it was to have the animals drained of the blood and cooked in this story.

The laws of Moses for animal sacrifice taught what sin, repentance and atonement was, the importance of cooking meat without the blood, and to appease G-d and praise Him. Mankind was already sacrificing animals and humans and children to mythical gods. Gods created by stories and passed on orally by generations in different cultures all over the world.

And G-d did away with the animal sacrificial system through His prophets telling His people he no longer desired or accepted animal sacrifice for their sins and he brought the sword, pestilence and famine against them and drove them from the land.

The book of Hebrews sums up the basic Christian belief that Jesus was sacrificed for the sins of all the world as a substitute to the animal sacrificial laws of G-d.

Jesus said “Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.”

Jesus said “Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God”

And Jesus said, “Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.”

The first being animal sacrifice in bulls and goats for sins and the second for G-d to establish human sacrifice for sins in the body of Jesus that G-d prepared for sacrifice.

Jesus says “in the volume of the book it is written of me” that G-d prepared the body of Jesus to be a human sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins in replacement of the animal sacrificial atonement laws. That G-d would accept a human sacrifice for the sins of mankind since He no longer wanted or would accept animals.

There is not a known book where this was written and certainly no book in the Jewish Bible. Man may offer human sacrifices to G-d and to Gods for different reasons such as fertility, long life and bountiful crops but the G-d of creation does not offer human sacrifices to man or accept human sacrifices from men.

For any reason. And certainly not to abolish His own laws for mankind. Laws which include a commandment of not sacrificing your children He gave to a primitive people through His prophet. Laws which are for man to live a good life. It is barbaric and an affront to G-d to believe that He sacrificed a human being for any reason or that He would accept a human sacrifice. For any reason.

And to call that human being said to be prepared by G-d for sacrifice His son magnifies the affront beyond the imagination. If the idea of a son were applied to G-d His son would be the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d who is the angel of His Presence.

They each have no form or body and are living beings far beyond the comprehension of man. The image and likeness of G-d in man is only that of being living persons with emotions and feelings.

G-d has His prophets speak and write His words of sin forgiveness as He did with forgiving the Assyrian/Babylon exiles in the Book of Isaiah. He sends a messenger with His words of sin forgiveness declared in Jeremiah 31 for a time to come in Malachi 3 (At all other times G-d accepts atonement and repentance from those who will return to Him).

And that time is here. I am the messenger Elijah described in Isaiah 53 that G-d calls “My righteous servant” who makes the many righteous by my knowledge. The teacher of righteousness.

With me is the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people who is the angel of the Presence of G-d and the person of His spirit that alighted upon me in the year 2007 in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/1-2.

The forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people is for His namesake and the building of the third Temple by the Roman exiles who have returned to the promised land and made it bloom again.

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After World War II, the Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955.

Harry M. Orlinsky, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) was editor-in-chief along with H. L. Ginsberg, Professor of the Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ephraim A. Speiser, Professor of Semitic and Oriental Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, as fellow editors.

Associated with them were three rabbis: Max Arzt, Bernard J. Bamberger, and Harry Freedman, representing the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox branches of organized Jewish religious life.

Copyright @ 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society.

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