The Day of Atonement – Yom Kippur 2020 | Donald N. Norris

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article authored by Donald N. Norris

In 2020, Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement begins at sundown on September 27th. The Tanakh says that the blood of the sacrifice is given to make atonement. The Hebrew words translated as “atonement” in English are Kippur (noun) and Kaspar (verb). The root occurs about 150 times in the Tanakh and is intimately linked with forgiveness of sin and with reconciliation to God. What does “atonement” mean?

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  1. This is fascinating! I’m glad I saved it until I had time to read it. I never knew about the sash tied to the scapegoat and the Temple door, or the four prophetic signs before the destruction of the Temple. I especially loved the statement,
    “This does not mean that God loves us because Yeshua died for us. Rather, Yeshua died for us because God loves us.” I had never thought it might be interpreted the other way, but yes, He loved us while we were yet sinners, unatoned for.


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