|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|
(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.