Daily sacrifice

Daily sacrifice
   (Dan. 8:12; 11:31; 12:11), a burnt offering of two lambs of a year old, which were daily sacrificed in the name of the whole Israelitish people upon the great altar, the first at dawn of day, and the second at evening (Dan. 9:21), or more correctly, "between the two evenings." (See Sacrifice.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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