Hecatomb

Hecatomb

A hecatomb is 100 head of cattle.

In ancient times men's wealth was in their flocks, and when a person wanted to do a favor in the sight of the Lord, they burned on the altars of sacrifice a number of animals, and it is understood that the word Hecatomb is intended to convey to the Masonic student that, one hundred head of cattle were offered up as a sacrifice to Diety. Usually the body of the animal was offered up with the exception of the front quarters, which was eaten by the worshippers. [1 Kings 8:63]


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