Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Graduate School of Theology

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

James W. Thompson

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

David P. Wallace

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Andre Resner


The theology of Old Testament atonement sacrifice is foundational for both Judaism and Christianity. However, despite a consensus on its importance, the theology of atonement sacrifice remains elusive. Scholars differ significantly on the purpose, meaning, and object of atonement, as well as the modus operandi of atonement sacrifice. This study focuses on specific exegetical issues that arise from the primary sources for atonement sacrifice (Leviticus 1:1-17, 4:1-6:7, and 16:1-34) in an attempt to understand the theology of atonement sacrifice.

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