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Sacrifices are an essential part of chess
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The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, by Max Heindel, …

The idea of a substitution of the victim in the place of the sinner is a familiar one in the Old Testament, Le 16:21 De 21:1-8 ; and is found attending all the sacrifices of animals, Le 4:20,26 5:10 14:18 16:21. This is the reason assigned why the blood especially, as being the very life and soul of the victim, was sprinkled on the altar and poured out before the Lord to signify its utter destruction in the sinner's stead, Le 17:11. Yet the Jews were carefully directed not to rely on these sacrifices as works of merit. They were taught that without repentance, faith, and reformation, all sacrifices were an abomination to God, Am 5:22 ; that He desires mercy and not sacrifice, , and supreme love to him, . "To obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams," . See also . Then, as truly as under the Christian dispensation, it could be said, "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise," . The Jews, without these dispositions, could not present any offering agreeable to God; and he often explains himself on this matter in the prophets, Am 5:21,22, etc.

silent adaptation of Anna Karenina, a married woman sacrifices everything for the love of a military officer.
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Chapter XV Christ and His Mission

There was but one place appointed in the law for the offering of sacrifices by the Jews. It was around the one altar of the only true God in the tabernacle, and afterwards in the temple, that all his people were to unite in his worship, Le 17:4,9 De 12:5-18. On some special occasions, however, kings, prophets, and judges sacrificed elsewhere, Jud 2:5 6:26 13:16 ,3:18:33. The Jews were taught to cherish the greatest horror of human sacrifices, as heathenish and revolting, Le 20:2 De 12:31 .

The silent treatment is a common pattern of conflict in committed, romantic relationships
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Menelaus continued his vile ways. Once again, he entered into the Holy Placeand stole the Golden Candlestick, the Table of Shewbread, and the Altar ofIncense. He also destroyed the Book of the Law, whereupon he set up an altarand sacrificed a "sow" hog upon it. He made a broth from the sow and sprinkledand defiled the temple.

The Films of Fritz Lang - by Michael E. Grost
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