Peace offerings

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Peace offerings : (Heb. shelamim), detailed regulations regarding given in Leviticus 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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