A powerful and captivating theme throughout scripture is that of atonement. An act which seeks to gain atonement is itself part of a larger trajectory. This is essentially aimed at maintaining the proper relationship between God and humanity. Scripture presents two poignant cases of atonement, one being the Day of Atonement and the other the self sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Through the course of this thesis I will speak to these two cases of atonement. There are three primary points of view from which I wish to present atonement: scripturally, historically and spiritually. These broad ideas themselves give way to larger issues regarding atonement, such as sin and covenant.