The flour offering of atonement

What does Leviticus 5:11-13 actually say in Hebrew, as I had a missionary present to me the following Christian transaltion of the verse and it appears that the flour offering of atonement was laid on top of the other (animal) sacrifical offerings.   The New Revised Standard Version, Leviticus 5:11-13 But if you cannot afford two [Read More]

Trees Are Us

In the first mishnah of tractate Rosh HaShanah, the School of Hillel asserts that the “New Year” for trees is on the 15 th day of the month of Shvat. The significance of this date is to determine when the year begins for assessing the tithes and other agricultural obligations for fruit trees. Basing themselves [Read More]

Leviticus 17:11


One of the cornerstones of Christian theology is that the only way to achieve atonement for sins is through the offering of a sacrifice whose blood is shed in our place. The Greek Testament makes this very clear in Hebrews 9:22 “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Is this idea consistent with the teachings of the Tanach, or do the Jewish and Christian bibles diverge on this issue?