Leviticus 17:11

Overview - Leviticus 17
The blood of all slain beasts must be offered to the Lord at the door of the tabernacle.
They must not offer to devils.
10 All eating of blood is forbidden;
15 and of all that dies by itself, or is torn.
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Leviticus 17:11  (King James Version)
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

the life
This sentence, which contains a most important truth, had existed in the Mosaic writings for more than Leviticus 17:3 Leviticus 17:000 ; years, before the attention of any philosopher was drawn to the subject. That the blood actually possesses a living principle, and that the life of the whole body is derived from it, is a doctrine of revelation, and a doctrine which the experiments of the most accurate anatomists have served strongly to confirm. The proper circulation of this important fluid through the whole human system was first taught by Solomon in figurative language, ( Ecclesiastes 12:6, ,)and discovered, as it is called, and demonstrated by Dr. Harvey in 1628; though some Italian philosophers had the same notion a little before. This accurate anatomist was the first who fully revived the Mosaic notion of the vitality of the blood; which was afterwards adopted by the justly celebrated Dr. John Hunter, professor of anatomy, and established by him, by a great variety of strong reasoning and accurate experiments.
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