Peace offerings - (Hebrew: shelamim), detailed regulations regarding given in Lev. 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 recieved; and
(3) free-will offerings, something spontaneously devoted to God.
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