Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Jewish sacrificial offering, constituting a part of the daily service of the altar or of special services, consisting of fine flour either raw or baked without leaven but with salt, or of dried or parched and pounded corn of the first-fruits, etc., with fine oil and frankincense. See Lev. ii. and vi. 14-23, etc. In the revised version rendered meal-offering.
“These were all to be dedicated to him, every one in his way whereof he was capable; -- clean beasts by sacrifice; men by redemption; corn and wine by a meat-offering: but God retained all the first-fruits to himself.”
“Divine Institution, and because God received them at the hands of men as incense whose odour was fragrant and agreeable, from these circumstances the offenders conceived the hope of obtaining favour and pardon, reasoning thus within themselves, as did Sampson's mother: "If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received burnt-offering and a meat-offering at our hands.”
“ Every meat-offering was accompanied by a drink-offering of wine, which was poured at the base of the altar.”
“The rest of the meat-offering belonged to the priests.”
“If in Leviticus 5: 11 a meat-offering is allowed in cases of extreme poverty as a substitute for a sin-offering, this only further proves the substitutionary character of sacrifices.”
“Finally, as the Rabbis express it, every meat-offering prepared in a vessel had ‘three pourings of oil’ — first into the vessel, then to mingle with the flour, and lastly, after it was ready — the frankincense being then put upon it.”
“From all this it will be evident that, as a general rule, the meat-offering cannot be regarded as separate from the other or bloody sacrifices.”
“ Except in the meat-offering of the high-priest, and of priests at their consecration; the exception in both cases for the obvious reason already referred to in explaining sacrificial meals.”
“Four of the private meat-offerings were enjoined by the law, viz: (1) the daily meat-offering of the high-priest, according to the Jewish interpretation of Leviticus 6: 20;”
“When presenting a meat-offering, the priest first brought it in the golden or silver dish in which it had been prepared, and then transferred it to a holy vessel, putting oil and frankincense upon it.”
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