If a non-Jew who is worshipped as a god wants to bring a korban, can we accept it? Normally non-Jews can bring any sacrifices to our God which they want and are not limited to the Temple Mount while the altar is standing as we are. The problem is that normally nothing that has been used for another god may be used for sacrificial purposes (or for any other purposes under most circumstances). If this person is worshiped, does this mean he is barred by this halacha from bringing karbanot?

Inspired by this purim torah question.

  • Why limit the question to non-Jews? If a Jew is worshiped can he bring a Korban in the Mikdash? – Double AA Mar 2 '14 at 20:49
  • Rambam Hilchos aku"m i-think-it's-thirteen says that a Jew's property can only become forbidden by being set aside for a"z if he does it himself. – Yitzchak Mar 2 '14 at 20:52
  • @Yitzchak Yayin Nesech? – Adám Mar 2 '14 at 20:56
  • What about yayin nesech? – Yitzchak Mar 2 '14 at 20:58
  • We accepted from and offered sacrifices for the first few Caesars...Josephus says refusing to offer for Nero was one of the causes of the First Revolt. Some of the provinces' peoples worshipped the Caesars as gods while they were living, but officially in Rome they were only deified after death by Senate vote(imagine Congress trying to do that!). I think the only exception was Caligula, who, according to Suetonius, demanded to be addressed and worshiped as Jupiter/Jove during the last couple of years he was alive. – Gary Mar 5 '14 at 5:52

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