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Offerings
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Offerings
Offerings Any type of gift given to a king or a god as an act of fealty, worship, or devotion. Represents a pledge of loyalty between the giver and the receiver. Can take the form of a sacrifice, tithe, firstfruit, or money.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Offerings and Sacrifices
Offerings and Sacrifices. Major ritual expressions of religious life with accompanying rites, such as libations, effusions, and sacred meals. The ideology expressed in Israel’s ritual complex made its religion unique in the ancient Near East. The concepts of OT ritual also underlie NT theology with regard
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Offerings and Sacrifices
OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES Major ritual expressions of religious life with accompanying rites, such as libations, effusions, and sacred meals. The ideology expressed in Israel’s ritual complex made its religion unique in the ancient Near East. The concepts of OT ritual also underlie NT theology with regard
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Offering
offering, a gift presented to God, usually consisting of a nonliving object in contrast to an animal sacrifice, e.g., meal (Lev. 2:4), first fruits (2:12), or land for the sanctuary (Ezek. 48:9). The prophet Isaiah denounces vain oblations (1:13, 16–17). See also sacrifice; worship in the Hebrew Bible.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sacrifices and Offerings
Sacrifices and OfferingsThe phenomenon of sacrifice cannot be appreciated apart from the mythic notion that the temple serves as the very house of God. In order to concretize the fact of this physical or sacramental encounter, biblical law took special care to outline the responsibilities that accompanied
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sacrifices and Offerings
Sacrifices and Offerings (Heb. qorbān; Gk. thysía, prosphorá).† The presentation of animals and plant foods to deities, generally by destruction, as a part of worship. Sacrifice was practiced in almost all ancient religions, including that of Israel and the Jews down into the first century A.D.,
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Offerings
Offerings (see also Collections). The members of the church at Corinth were exhorted to lay by them in store upon the first day of the week as God had prospered each, for the collection for the saints (1 Cor. 16:2); every man as he purposed in his heart (2 Cor. 9:7). At an early period it was customary
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Offerings
OFFERINGSIn the technical sense, implying a formal ceremonial act, three Gr. words are represented by ‘offer,’ ‘offering,’ in the RV: (1) προσφίρω, to bring to or near, the general term for the act of worshipper or priest, Mt 5:23, 24, 8:4 (= Mk 1:44, Lk 5:14), Jn 16:2; (2) ἀνάθημα, a votive offering
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch
Sacrifices and Offerings
SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGSThe core of the sacrificial system of ancient Israel consists of the five major kinds of sacrifices and offerings, the basic regulations for which are found in Leviticus 1–7 and the foundational applications of which are described in Leviticus 8–16. All of this is focused on
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Offerings
Offerings and Sacrifices. Biblical teaching on offerings and sacrifices lies at the heart of redemptive history. Any attempt to penetrate the mysteries of reconciliation, ecclesiology, and eschatology presupposes proper understanding of what God requires from his people before and after Christ.To begin
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MENAHOT
MENAHOT [מְנָחוֹתmenakhoth]. Means “offerings.” The second tractate of the fifth order of the MISHNAH (Kodashim). Menahot discusses various aspects of the sacrificial system, with emphasis on intention.
OFFERING OF WELL-BEING
OFFERING OF WELL-BEING [זֶבַח שְׁלָמִיםzevakh shelamim; θυσία σωτηρίου thysia sōtēriou]. A voluntary sacrifice in which the fat of the entrails, the kidneys, and the appendage of the liver are burned as an offering to God (Lev 3:1–17). The remainder of the animal is eaten by the offerand and/or the
SACRIFICES
SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS [זֶבַחzevakh, מִגְחָהminkhah, מַתָּנָהmattanah, קָרְבָּןqorban; δόμα doma, δῶρον dōron, θυσία thysia]. The Priestly traditions provide the most detailed instructions concerning the sacrificial offerings, especially Exod 25–40, Leviticus, and Num 5, 15. The primary sacrifices
Key passages
Le 1:3–5

If his offering is a burnt offering from the cattle, then he must present an unblemished male; he must present it at the door of the tent of assembly for his acceptance before Yahweh. “ ‘He must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering and it will be accepted for him in order to …

Le 7:11–18

“ ‘And this is the regulation of the fellowship offerings that he must present to Yahweh: If he presents it for thanksgiving, in addition to the thanksgiving sacrifice he shall present ring-shaped unleavened bread mixed with oil and unleavened bread wafers …

Nu 6:10–20

On the eighth day he will bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest by the doorway of the tent of assembly, and the priest will offer one for a sin offering and one for a burnt offering, and he will make atonement for him because he sinned concerning the corpse. He will consecrate …

Ps 51:16–19

For you do not delight in sacrifice or I would give it. With a burnt offering you are not pleased. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Do good in your favor toward Zion. Build the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will delight …