Previous treatments of the allusions to the OT in Matt 26:28 have overlooked or neglected its allusion to Lev 4:1–5:13, which describes the sacrifice of the sin offering. In comparison to the parallels in Mark and Luke, Matt 26:28 contains the clearest allusion to Lev 4:1–5:13. The allusion is based on both verbal and thematic connections. In terms of verbal connections, Matt 26:28’s combination of blood, poured out, for (περί) the sinner, and the forgiveness of sins is found in only one passage in the OT, namely, Lev 4:1–5:13.

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