7366 freewill offering
An offering that in some ways resembled the thank-offering or peace offering. It was completely voluntary, prompted by an occasion of celebration or spiritual significance. The animal offered was eaten at a festive banquet.
Instructions for presenting a freewill offering
Eating the offering Lev 7:16
Freewill offerings were associated with joy and celebration
Occasions for making freewill offerings
In maintaining public worship and at times of religious renewal Ex 35:20-29 Building the temple. See also 2Ch 31:14 Hezekiah’s reformation The return from exile: Ezr 1:4-6; Ezr 2:68; Ezr 7:16; Ezr 8:28; Ne 7:70-72
Eze 46:11-12 Ezekiel’s visionary ideal temple
Prophetic criticism of bragging over freewill offerings
Am 4:5 A sarcastic attack on the offering of freewill gifts as a way to gain prestige.
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