12 encompasses the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Then eight more sprinklings, removal of the bull’s guts, intertwining and burning of the bodies of bull and goat.
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Christ’s blood, the hymn declares, provides cleansing, pardon, erasure of sins, hope, peace, and righteousness.
Then Pontius Pilate sent it and the body surrounding it to the bloody cross.