Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.

Peace offerings

(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.

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