September 28, 2017

MASON -- Mars Hill Academy students in Dr. Christopher Jero's seventh grade Old Testament class recently reenacted Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, as described in Leviticus 16 in the Bible – from donning the priestly garments of a tunic, robe, ephod, breastplate, turban, and turban plate to presenting goats (represented by red balloons) and casting lots.

"Yom Kippur represents the day God provided atonement for the sins of the Israelites," Dr. Jero explained. "Each year, two animals were brought into the Most Holy Place of the Tabernacle for sacrifice. The priest would symbolically lay the sins of the people on the head of the goat to provide a covering for their sins. As Christians, we believe this important holy day points to the coming of Christ as the ultimate sacrifice and remission for sin."

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