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drink-offering in the Bible

consisted of wine (Num. 15:5; Hos. 9:4) poured around the altar (Ex. 30:9). Joined with meat-offerings (Num. 6:15, 17; 2 Kings 16:13; Joel 1:9, 13; 2:14), presented daily (Ex. 29:40), on the Sabbath (Num. 28:9), and on feast-days (28:14). One-fourth of an hin of wine was required for one lamb, one-third for a ram, and one-half for a bullock (Num. 15:5; 28:7, 14). "Drink offerings of blood" (Ps. 16:4) is used in allusion to the heathen practice of mingling the blood of animals sacrificed with wine or water, and pouring out the mixture in the worship of the gods, and the idea conveyed is that the psalmist would not partake of the abominations of the heathen.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • Go now, fetch water, and pour libation and drink-offering to the gods below.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • Of course we all went out to welcome it; some bearing peace-offerings of cigars, others the drink-offering of potent Schnapps.

  • When he had made his drink-offering and had thus prayed, Achilles went inside his tent and put back the cup into his chest.

    The Iliad Homer
  • The relief on the structure above exhibits the king bringing a drink-offering to the Apis.

  • Pontonous then mixed wine and water, and handed it round after giving every man his drink-offering.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • On the Sabbath Day an additional burnt-offering of two lambs with their meat-offering and drink-offering was required.

    Separation and Service James Hudson Taylor
  • Rohasena is himself conceived as the receptacle of the water which a son must pour as a drink-offering to his dead father.

    The Little Clay Cart (Attributed To) King Shudraka
  • Neither may I pour a drink-offering with hands defiled by blood and the soil of battle.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • For I am already being poured out as a drink-offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

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