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“Caul” is not mentioned in the New Testament, but is mentioned several times in
the Old Testament. Its Scriptural use has to do with a part of an animal that was
sacrificed to Jehovah under Jewish law. (There is another meaning attached to caul
which has to do with a ‘cap’ or a ‘head covering’ of some type. This meaning for
‘caul’ is not used in the Bible).
The caul was most often found as part of the ‘Burnt Offering’ which is a picture of
the complete inward devotedness to God, of our Lord Jesus Christ in all He did
when He was here as Man. It also speaks of our blessed God’s full and complete
satisfaction in the sacrifice of His beloved Son at the cross for our sins. “He [God]
hath made Him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who [Jesus] knew no sin that we might be
made the righteousness of God in Him [Jesus]” (2 Cor.5:21).
The burnt offering, we may say, is the highest, most holy of offerings that a Jew
could make to God for all of the offering was consumed on the altar. It was all for
God, for His pleasure, and for His enjoyment because it speaks totally of His Son.