“If the animal you present as a burnt offering is from the herd, it must be a male with no defects. Bring it to the entrance of the Tabernacle so you may be accepted by the Lord. Lay your hand on the animal’s head, and the Lord will accept its death in your place to purify you, making you right with him.” ( Leviticus 1:3-4, NLT)
The Hebrew word for “burnt offering” means “what goes up” and refers to the ascent of the animal in flames and smoke (to the Lord).
The burnt offering was an offering for atonement.