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Day of Atonement

noun, Judaism.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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Day of Atonement

noun
1.
another name for Yom Kippur
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An annual day of fasting and prayer among the Israelites, still observed by their descendants, the present-day Jews. It occurs in autumn, and its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law. Jews call this day Yom Kippur.

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day atonement in the Bible

the great annual day of humiliation and expiation for the sins of the nation, "the fast" (Acts 27:9), and the only one commanded in the law of Moses. The mode of its observance is described in Lev. 16:3-10; 23:26-32; and Num. 29:7-11. It was kept on the tenth day of the month Tisri, i.e., five days before the feast of Tabernacles, and lasted from sunset to sunset. (See AZAZEL.)

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