The Perfect Substitute

Summary: What was the purpose of animal sacrifice in the Bible?

Verse: "If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord.
Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him."
—Leviticus 1:3-4

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