imperfection or bodily deformity excluding men from the priesthood, and rendering animals unfit to be offered in sacrifice ( Leviticus 21:17-23 ; 22:19-25 ). The Christian church, as justified in Christ, is "without blemish" ( Ephesians 5:27 ). Christ offered himself a sacrifice "without blemish," acceptable to God ( 1 Peter 1:19 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Blemish". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".