peace offerings

peace offering

noun
1.
any offering made to procure peace.
2.
a sacrificial offering made in order to assure communion with God. Ex. 20:24; Lev. 7:11–18.

Origin:
1525–35

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peace offering
 
n
1.  something given to an adversary in the hope of procuring or maintaining peace
2.  Judaism a sacrificial meal shared between the offerer and Jehovah to intensify the union between them

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Peace offerings definition


(Heb. shelamim), detailed regulations regarding given in Lev. 3; 7:11-21, 29-34. They were of three kinds, (1) eucharistic or thanksgiving offerings, expressive of gratitude for blessings received; (2) in fulfilment of a vow, but expressive also of thanks for benefits recieved; and (3) free-will offerings, something spontaneously devoted to God.

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