Search Tools

And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

16:34 make an atonement. This annual “day of atonement” is still observed by the Jews as Yom Kippur (see Leviticus 23:26-32). Ever since the destruction of their temple by the Romans in A.D. 70, however, their required sacrifices have been arbitrarily eliminated, so that the observance of this day can have no “atoning” value for them in reality (note Hosea 3:4).

About the New Defender's Study Bible