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Atonement, Day of
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Celebrated in autumn on the tenth day of the seventh month (10 Tishri), the atoning rituals of the annual Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, were central to the maintenance of the covenant relationship between the God of Israel and his people. These rituals provided important categories for early Christians as they reflected on Jesus and the salvific work he performed. W…

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Moffitt, David M., “Atonement, Day of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000337>
First published online: 2018



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