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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Wave Offering

Dictionaries :: Wave Offering

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Below are articles from the following 2 dictionaries:
International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Wave Offering:

wav of'-er-ing.

See SACRIFICE

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Wave Offering:

This rite, together with that of "heaving" or "raising" the offering was an inseparable accompaniment of peace offerings. In such the right shoulder, considered the choicest part of the victim, was to be ("heaved," and viewed as holy to the Lord, only eaten therefore by the priest: the breast was to be "waved," and eaten by the worshipper. The scriptural notices of these rites are to be found in Exodus 29:24; 29:28; Leviticus 7:30; 7:34; 8:27; 9:21; 10:14-15; 23:10; 23:15; 23:20; Numbers 6:20; 18:11; 18:18; 18:26-29, etc. In conjecturing the meaning of this rite, regard must be had that it was the accompaniment of peace offerings, which were witnesses to a ratified covenant-an established communion between God and man.

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