Peace offerings

Hebrew: shelamim

detailed regulations regarding given in Leviticus 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 received
  3. free-will offerings, something spontaneously devoted to God

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