It was as if he'd tossed out a sacrificial lamb to a flock of vultures.
Another special characteristic of Israel's religion in Canaan was the considerable increase of sacrificial offerings.
In Armenia the Greek word agape has been used ever since the 4th century to indicate these sacrificial meals, which either began or ended with a eucharistic celebration.
The spirit of Vedic worship is pervaded by a devout belief in the efficacy of invocation and sacrificial offering.
We are justified in concluding, therefore, that among the Greeks and Romans likewise the examination of the liver was the basis of divination in the case of the sacrificial animal.