Berean Bible Corner


The quotations here below, from Jewish sources give evidence of the meaning of the daily, in Hebrew TAMID. The daily or Tamid is in the New Testament or Covenant fulfilled by Jesus Christ who is High Priest in the heavenly Sanctuary. The daily or Tamid of the Old Testament Sanctuary is now performed by Christ in the heavenly sanctuary, Hebr.8:1-3 and this is what is taken away by the little horn, Papal Rome as stated in Daniel 8:11, read study on Daniel 8.The heavenly sanctuary and its priesthood replaced by an earthly/church sanctuary and human priesthood. The one and for all sacrifice of Christ,Hebr.9:28 is replaced by the daily mass and daily sacrifice on the church altar.     


From The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Macmillan Publ.Co. New York-London.

Copy right 1989.  Found in Springwood NSW Library.


TAMID. (Continuous offering).Ninth tractate of order Kodashim in the Mishna. Its seven

chapters discuss the daily burnt offerings in the temple brought by the priests every morning and afternoon (cf.Exod.29:38-42;30:7,8;Numb.28:3-8.) Rather than merely listing the laws regarding the daily offering  the Mishna describes the actual performance of the ritual. Included is a description of the renewal of the ashes from the altar, the arrangement of the firewood, the drawing of lots among the priests for duties, the

procedure for slaughtering the lamb and bringing it to the altar, the daily morning prayer, the music that accompanied the sacrifices, the cleansing of the candelabrum and the offering of incense on the inner altar.

The subject is amplified in the Babylonian  Talmud.




Strong’s Concordance  Hebrew dictionary,p.125,nr.8548 Tamiyd; from an unused root

meaning  to stretch;  prop. continuance (as indef. extension); but used only (attributively as adj.) constant (or adv. constantly); elliptical the regular (daily) sacrifice:- alway(-s),continual (employment,-ly),daily, [n-] ever(-more),perpetual.




Theological Wordbook of the OT,1980,Moody press, p.493 (Vol.I),nr.1157a,linked to

Strong’ Concordance.

Tamid  continuity

Most frequently this word is used in an adjectival genitive construction with  ,ola for the continual whole burnt offering made to God every morning and evening (exod.29:42;Numb.28:6,10,15,23;Ezra 3:5;Neh.10:34;cf.Ezek.46:15,every morning; and the continual  minha,,Numb.4:16;Neh.10:34;Lev.6:13.The word is used alone to designate the daily burnt offering in Dan.8:11-13;11:31;12:11.Numbers 4:7 refers to the

“bread of continuity” meaning the bread that was always there.




Encyclopaedia Judaic, Jerusalem, 1971 Keter Publ. House Ltd.

Found  in Sydney City Library.

TAMID. The ninth or tenth tractate of the order  Kodashim  in the Mishna and the Babylonian Talmud.

Tamid is an abbreviated form for  olat tamid (daily burnt-offering),and refers to the daily (morning and evening) sacrifices as set out in Exodus 29:38-42 and Numbers 28:1-8

(cf. II Kings 16:15;Ezek.46:13-15;Neh.10:34 and IIChron.13:11.)

This tractate  is not actually concerned with these sacrifices; it gives a description of the morning work in the temple, from the moment the priests set about their work early in the morning until after the tamid sacrifice was organized later  in the morning.

Little controversy is recorded here in the Mishna, a sign of an early redaction , probably from just before or soon after the destruction of the Temple. In current editions of the Mishna and Talmud, Tamid has seven chapters, but originally it seems to have had only six,the present seventh being included in the sixth,  and this explains its position after

Keritot and Me,ilah which have six chapters each.


The following is a summary re the seven chapters from the same source as above:

Chapter 1 Discusses priestly night watch and preparation for the morning sacrifice.

2  Deals with new fire on the altar.

3  Casting lots to determine which priest will serve.

4  Describes the slaughtering of the lamb and preparation for the sacrifice.

5  Regarding the priestly prayer and biblical benediction.

6  Offering of incense.

7  The performance of the High priest in the daily services (not the annual one)




Everyman’s Judaic, W.H.Allen, London  1975 (Also in Sydney City Library)

Tamid, daily morning and evening burnt offering in the temple.

Tamid (Hebr. abbr. for “Daily burnt offering)

ninth or tenth tractate of Mishna order Kodashim. deals mainly with morning  work

in Temple.




The New Standard Jewish Ency.  W.H.Allen,London,1970.

From same library as above.

Tamid, (Hebr. perpetual offering); 1.The daily morning and evening offering. Whole offering  sacrificed in the Temple.(Numb.28:1-8)

2.Ninth tractate (Tenth in some codices) in the Mishna or of  Kodashim. It contains 7 (originally six) chapters and has gemara Babylonian, but not the Palestian Talmud.It deals with the prescription for the daily burnt-offerings (Exod.29:38;Numb.28:1-8) and also discusses the Temple organisation.


Summary made by Pastor Jan T Knopper

October 2000

Checked May 2009

Edited October 2010

Revisited August 2013

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