In like manner with the blood (twi aimati omoiw). Instrumental case of aima (blood). But the use of the article does not necessarily refer to the blood mentioned in verse Mark 19 . In Exodus 40:9 Moses sprinkled the tabernacle with oil. It had not been erected at the time of Exodus 24:5 . Josephus (Ant. III. 8, 6) gives a tradition that blood was used also at this dedication. Blood was used annually in the cleansing rites on the day of atonement.