Putting Ancient Sacrifices in Modern Terms


Sacrifice What It Would Cost Today Old Testament Purpose
Bull $610 An act of worship; atonement for unintentional sin.
Cow $670 An act of worship; for thanksgiving and fellowship.
Yearling Calf $725 A sin offering for clergy; an act of worship; for thanksgiving and fellowship.
Goat $500 To atone for unintentional sin requiring restitution.
Yearling Kid $150 For the layperson, a mandatory atonement for a specific unintentional sin, and for confession and forgiveness of sin.
Yearling Lamb $350 For the layperson, a mandatory atonement for a specific unintentional sin, and for confession and forgiveness of sin.
Ram $250 An act of worship; atonement for unintentional sin.
Cornish Hen (our modern equivalent of the dove) $1.50 An act of worship; atonement for unintentional sin.

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