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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7368 grain offering
7368 grain offering

7368 grain offering

An offering that was usually offered as an accompaniment to animal sacrifices, but in special circumstances was presented alone. It could be cooked in various ways or presented uncooked. The offering could be made for a variety of purposes, depending on the sacrifice it accompanied.

The Hebrew word for “grain offering” can also mean simply “gift”

See also Ge 4:4; Ge 32:13; 1Sa 2:17; 1Ki 4:21; Mk 7:11

The ingredients of the grain offering

Flour, oil and incense Lev 2:1-2

Salt See also Lev 2:13 Salt, which prevented corruption, was offered with all the offerings.

No yeast or honey Lev 2:11

Roasted ears of corn Lev 2:14-16

The preparation of the grain offering

Lev 2:4 oven-baked like bread; Lev 2:5-6 on a griddle or in a pan

The presentation of the grain offering

By fire Lev 2:2 See also Lev 2:3 It might be eaten, but only by the priests and in the sanctuary.

Accompanying vow fulfilment or freewill offerings Nu 15:1-10

With an animal sacrifice Nu 15:6 See also Nu 15:8-9 the larger the animal, the larger the grain offering

With the two daily offerings Ex 29:38-41

Circumstances under which the grain offering was presented alone Lev 6:19-23 when a priest was consecrated In the ritual for a jealous husband: Nu 5:15,25

The character of the grain offering

It is most holy Lev 6:17

It is an aroma pleasing to the Lord See also Lev 2:2,9

See also

7435sacrifice, in OT