A-Z: General definitions
- Daedalus and Icarus
- Daniel O'Connell
- Dark Night (of the soul)
- Day of Atonement
- Day of Judgement
- Day of the Lord
- De Profundis
- Dead Sea
- Declaration of Independence
- Definite article
- Delphic Oracle
A-Z: General definitions: Day of Atonement
DefinitionIn Hebrew 'Yom Kippur'. In the Old Testament the day each year when sacrifices were made for sins committed during the previous year.
1. Language in which the Old Testament was written. 2. Jew, Jewish; belonging to Israel
A 'testament' is a covenant or binding agreement and is a term used in the Bible of God's relationship with his people). The sacred writings of Judaism (the Hebrew Bible). These also form the first part of the Christian Bible.
1. The giving up of something deeply valued 2. Offerings a worshipper gives to God to express devotion, gratitude, or the need for forgiveness. 3. In the Bible, the sacrifice is seen to take away guilt and blame.
Disobedience to the known will of God. According to Christian theology human beings have displayed a pre-disposition to sin since the Fall of Humankind.
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