Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the ancient Jewish law, an offering presented with a horizontal movement of the hands forward and backward and toward the right and left, whereas the heave-offering was elevated and lowered.
“According to Leviticus 12: 6 – 8, a woman who has just given birth waits until her period of purification has passed and then brings a sin-offering termed oleh ve-yored, or “wave-offering.””
“A leper (mezora) who has recovered brings a wave-offering, as do those who have committed various types of transgressions (Leviticus 5: 1 – 10).”
“Our "greatest living author" was offered up as a wave-offering, and he smoked daily on the altar of the newspapers.”
“Science saves us from blunders about glycerine, shows how to economise fuel and to make artificial nitrates, but these, though they decide national destinies, are merely the sheaf of the wave-offering: the harvest is behind.”
“Just as the Feast of Weeks was bound to the Feast of the Passover by numbering seven sabbaths from the day of the wave-offering -- "even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days:" -- so the year of Jubilee was bound to the sabbatic year: --”
“But it was about the wave-offering, and the sin-offering, and the burnt-offering.”
“He gathers single ears into a sheaf, which he brings as a 'wave-offering.”
“And thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them as a wave-offering.”
“Aaron, and wave it as a wave-offering before Jehovah; and it shall be thy part.”
“A ripe sheaf of the first-fruits, a wave-offering, Deborah," replied”
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