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Jealousy offering
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The offering required to accompany the ritual ordeal used in an adultery trial (Num 5:11–31). If a husband suspects his wife of infidelity but lacks explicit evidence of her faithlessness, the husband may bring the offering as a “reminder of iniquity” (מַזְכֶּ֥רֶת עָוֹן‎, mazkereth awon) when he charges his wife in the sanctuary (Num 5:11–15). This offering is burned after the woman drinks the water of bitterness to determine her innocence or guilt.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jealousy offering
Jealousy offering (מִנְחַת קְנָאֹת‎, minchath qena'oth). The offering required to accompany the ritual ordeal used in an adultery trial (Num 5:11–31). If a husband suspects his wife of infidelity but lacks explicit evidence of her faithlessness, the husband may bring the offering as a “reminder of iniquity” (מַזְכֶּ֥רֶת
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jealousy Offering
JEALOUSY OFFERING. The basis for this offering is to be found in Num 5:11–31. If a man had reason to suspect his wife of unfaithfulness or if a “spirit of jealousy” came upon him, a provision was made for a trial by ordeal. The man was to bring his wife to the priest along with a prescribed offering
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jealousy Offering
JEALOUSY OFFERING (Heb. minḥat qnā˒ōt, lit., “offering of jealousies,” an intensive plural). If a man suspected his wife of adultery without her having been caught in the act, or without his having witnesses to prove her supposed guilt, then he was required to bring her to the priest, along with an
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jealousy offering
Jealousy offeringthe name of the offering the husband was to bring when he charged his wife with adultery (Num. 5:11–15).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jealousy Offering
JEALOUSY OFFERING — part of an adultery trial, also known as the “ordeal of jealousy.” If a man accused his wife of adultery but had no proof of her guilt, the Law provided a ritual to determine whether she was innocent or guilty (Num. 5:11–31). If she swore her innocence, the woman was forced to drink
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