Why does God hate sacrifices when he commanded them in the first place?

Jeremiah looking super sad

If you’ve spent time in the prophets of your Old Testament, chances are you’ve encountered several — dozens, even — examples of God confronting his people with his own disdain for burnt offerings and sacrifices. Many of the prophets say in their own way that the blood of bulls or birds will only make the frustration of YHWH, the God of Israel, continue. As a modern…

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Chris Nye

Chris Nye

Living in Portland, Oregon with my wife and son. Doctoral candidate at Duke University. Author of a few books: chrisnye.co/books