The Atonement in the Old Testament

Why was Abel's sacrifice more acceptable to God than Cain's? "By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain." Heb. 11:4.

To what did his sacrifice point forward? "Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,... but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world." 1 Peter 1:18-20.

By his sacrifice, what did Abel obtain? "He obtained witness that he was righteous." Heb. 11:4.

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