Offerings of the produce of the land, being the first and best of the crops, given in acknowledgment of God’s abundant blessings. The term is also used metaphorically to indicate the first of a much larger group that is to follow, such as those who will be raised from the dead.
Firstfruits given to priests and Levites
Firstfruits offered at feasts
The Feast of Firstfruits Lev 23:9-14
Firstborn of human beings and animals regarded as firstfruits
Metaphorical use of firstfruits
Firstfruits of God’s harvest Jer 2:1-3
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