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The invention of the English word atonement has been attributed to William Tyndale, the English Bible translator in the sixteenth century, to express what Jesus accomplished on the cross: the cancellation of sins and reconciliation of God with humanity.  The word has two parts: “at” and “onement.” Atonement, then, is God’s way to bring reconciliation and restoration to the problem of human sin and its effects.

FROM: Rose Publishing’s Guide to the Tabernacle