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Freewill Offering
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Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Freewill Offering
Freewill Offering. Voluntary peace offering (Lv 7:16; Dt 12:6).See Offerings and Sacrifices.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Voluntary
Voluntary For the AV term “voluntary” in Lev. 7:16 (RSV, NEB, “freewill”) and Ezk. 46:12 (RSV “freewill”; NEB “voluntary”) see Sacrifices and Offerings in the OT. In Lev. 1:3 the AV construes Heb. lirṣōnô (lit “for his [its] acceptance”) as “of his own voluntary will” (RSV “that he may be accepted”;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Freewill Offering
FREEWILL OFFERING Voluntary peace offering (Lv 7:16; Dt 12:6). See Offerings and Sacrifices.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
freewill offerings
freewill offerings. In ancient *Israel’s sacrificial system, one of the three forms of peace offering (Lev. 7:11–18) was so named because it went beyond what legal demands required. It resembled the ‘votive offering’ in being made in connection with a prayer for particular blessings, but differed in
voluntary
voluntary. A piece of music played on the organ at the beginning or end of (and, occasionally, during) a religious service. Those played at the beginning and close are sometimes distinguished as the in- and out-voluntaries.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Free-will offering
Free-will offeringa spontaneous gift (Ex. 35:29), a voluntary sacrifice (Lev. 22:23; Ezra 3:5), as opposed to one in consequence of a vow, or in expiation of some offence.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
VOLUNTARY
VOLUNTARY<vol’-un-ta-ri>: For the sake of variety the King James Version in Lev 7:16; Ezek 46:12 (bis) has rendered נַדָבָה[nedhabhah], by “voluntary offering” instead of the usual “freewill offering” (so the Revised Version (British and American)). The words “of his own voluntary will”
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Involuntary
involuntary. An adjective used to denote an action that is coerced; an action that does not arise out of the actor’s personal choice or *free will. In contemporary ethics, the term is used with respect to confinement or hospitalization due to criminal activity or mental illness or, in contrast to voluntary
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Freewill Offering
FREEWILL OFFERING Gift given at the impulse of the giver (Exod. 35:21–29; 36:3–7; Lev. 7:16). The distinctive mark of the freewill offering was the “stirred hearts” and “willing spirits” of the givers. The tabernacle was constructed using materials given as freewill offerings (Exod. 35:29). The people’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Voluntary
VOLUNTARY, volʹun-tā̇-ri: For the sake of variety AV in Lev 7:16; Ezk 46:12 (bis) has rendered נְדָבָה‎, nedhābhāh, by “voluntary offering” instead of the usual “freewill offering” (so RV). The words “of his own voluntary will” in Lev 1:3 AV are a pure gloss, properly omitted in RV, as they represent
Key passages
Le 7:16–21

“ ‘But if his sacrifice is for a vow or as a freewill offering, it must be eaten on the day of his presenting his sacrifice, and on the next day the remainder from it may be eaten, but the remainder from the sacrifice’s meat must be burned up in the fire on the third day. And if indeed …

1 Ch 29:7–9

And they gave for the service of the house of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze, and one hundred thousand talents of iron. And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of Yahweh …

Ezr 2:68–69

When some of the heads of families came to the house of Yahweh that is in Jerusalem, they gave freewill offerings for the house of God to erect it on its place. According to their ability they gave to the treasury room for the work sixty-one thousand darics of …

Ezr 7:15–16

Also, bring the silver and gold that the king and his advisors have freely offered to the God of Israel whose dwelling is in Jerusalem, and all of the silver and gold that you will find in the whole province of Babylonia, with the freewill offerings of the people and the priests giving willingly …

Jdt 16:18

When they came to Jerusalem, they worshiped God. And when the people were purified, they brought their burnt offerings and their freewill offerings and gifts.