Here beneath these signs are hidden
For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is as yet of no strength, whilst the testator liveth.
Whereupon neither was the first indeed dedicated without blood.
For when every commandment of the law had been read by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people.
Saying: ‘This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.’
The tabernacle also and all the vessels of the ministry, in like manner, he sprinkled with blood.
And almost all things, according to the law, are cleansed with blood: and without shedding of blood there is no remission.”
(Hebrews, 9, 16-22).