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originally a gift of any kind
This Hebrew word came latterly to denote an “unbloody” sacrifice, as opposed to a “bloody” sacrifice.
A “drink-offering” generally accompanied it.
The law regarding it is given in Leviticus 2, and 6:14-23. It was a recognition of the sovereignty of God and of his bounty in giving all Earthly blessings (1 Chronicles 29:10-14; Deuteronomy 26:5-11). It was an offering which took for granted and was based on the offering for sin. It followed the sacrifice of blood. It was presented every day with the burnt-offering (Exodus 29:40-41), and consisted of flour or of cakes prepared in a special way with oil and frankincense.