Monday, May 9, 2011 7:06 AM

Atonement

Monday, May 9, 2011 7:06 AM
Monday, May 9, 2011 7:06 AM

Gen6.14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.  The word pitch in Genesis is translated as the word for a tar substance; it is also translated as “atonement” 71 times, “purge” seven times, “reconciliation” four times, “reconcile” three times, “forgive” three times, “purge away” twice, “pacify” twice, “atonement … made” twice, “merciful” twice, “cleansed” once, “disannulled” once, “appease” once, “put off” once, “pardon” once, and “pitch” once. 1 to cover, purge, make an atonement, make reconciliation, cover over with pitch. [1]

What a wonderful thing to know that God had Noah cover the Ark without and within with atonement, reconciliation, forgiveness, and pardon.



[1] Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the text of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurrence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.

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