7368 grain offering
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An offering that was usually offered as an accompaniment to animal sacrifices, but in special circumstances was presented alone. It could be cooked in various ways or presented uncooked. The offering could be made for a variety of purposes, depending on the sacrifice it accompanied.

The Hebrew word for “grain offering” can also mean simply “gift”

See also

Genesis 4:4; Genesis 32:13; 1 Samuel 2:17; 1 Kings 4:21; Mark 7:11

The ingredients of the grain offering

Flour, oil and incense

Leviticus 2:1-2


See also Leviticus 2:13 Salt, which prevented corruption, was offered with all the offerings.

No yeast or honey

Leviticus 2:11

Roasted ears of corn

Leviticus 2:14-16

The preparation of the grain offering

Leviticus 2:4 oven-baked like bread; Leviticus 2:5-6 on a griddle or in a pan

The presentation of the grain offering

By fire

Leviticus 2:2 See also Leviticus 2:3 It might be eaten, but only by the priests and in the sanctuary.

Accompanying vow fulfilment or freewill offerings

Numbers 15:1-10

With an animal sacrifice

Numbers 15:6 See also Numbers 15:8-9 the larger the animal, the larger the grain offering

With the two daily offerings

Exodus 29:38-41

Circumstances under which the grain offering was presented alone

Leviticus 6:19-23 when a priest was consecrated

In the ritual for a jealous husband:

Numbers 5:15,25

The character of the grain offering

It is most holy

Leviticus 6:17

It is an aroma pleasing to the LORD

See also Leviticus 2:2,9

See also

4826  fire
7435  sacrifice, in OT
7766  priests

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