) If God accepted Israel’s sacrifice of goats, as mere symbol of Christ’s sacrifice, how much more efficacious is the actual sacrifice of Jesus’ body and blood?
The Day of Atonement finds its ultimate meaning in Calvary, and each Mass is the fulfillment of the Day of Atonement.
Upon one goat, the high priest placed his hands while confessing all the sins of Israel, symbolically conferring the sin to the goat. The other goat was sacrificed, and the high priest sprinkled its blood upon the mercy seat in the Holy Holies.
The Israel Antiquities Authority, which oversaw the excavation, said that it had never been proven beyond doubt that the tomb was the burial place of Caiaphas.
It also said that nails are commonly found in tombs.
In this regard, Jewish tradition documents a miraculous event pertaining to Yom Kippur.
In both the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds, they record that there was a scarlet cloth or strap tied to the scapegoat on Yom Kippur, as part of the sin offering.
Jesus chose these major Jewish feasts to fulfill the central parts of His mission.