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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Parts of peace-offerings were so called, because they were waved by the priests (Exodus 29:24,26,27
; Leviticus 7:20-34
, etc.), in token of a solemn special presentation to God. They then became the property of the priests. The first-fruits, a sheaf of barley, offered at the feast of Pentecost (Leviticus 23:17-20
), and wheat-bread, the first-fruits of the second harvest, offered at the Passover (10-14), were wave-offerings.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Wave Offerings'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/w/wave-offerings.html. 1897.