It is constituted by offer, acceptance and communication of the acceptance to the offerer.
His "need" is, not to be always offering, but to be always an offerer.
The sacrifice also is a black lamb, which the offerer must present with averted head, and on Thursday evening.
In this it was ordered, first, that the offerer should bring the victim himself.
Of course, an offerer by letter may withdraw his offer at any time.
He looked at the offerer through the medium of the offering.
If the offering was without blemish, so was the offerer; if the offering was accepted, so was the offerer.
If the offerer be content with these articles, than let his childe be admytted.
The homage offered up to God hath been estimated by its cost to the offerer!
It was substitutionary; the victim stood in place of the offerer.
Old English ofrian "to offer, show, exhibit, sacrifice, bring an oblation," from Latin offerre "to present, bestow, bring before" (in Late Latin "to present in worship"), from ob "to" (see ob-) + ferre "to bring, to carry" (see infer). The Latin word was borrowed elsewhere in Germanic, e.g. Old Frisian offria, Middle Dutch offeren, Old Norse offra. Non-religious sense reinforced by Old French offrir "to offer," from Latin offerre. Related: Offered; offering.