An offering presented to God, usually consisting of a nonliving object in contrast to an animal sacrifice, e.g., meal (Lev 2:4), first fruits (v. 12), or land for the sanctuary (Ezek 48:9). The prophet Isaiah denounces vain oblations (Isa 1:13; Isa 16-17:13).

Lev 2:4

4When you present a grain offering baked in the oven, it shall be of choice flour: unleavened cakes mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers spread with oil.

Ezek 48:9

9The portion that you shall set apart for the Lord shall be twenty-five thousand cubits in length, and twenty thousand in width.

Isa 1:13

13bringing offerings is futile;
incense is an abomination to me.
New moon and sabbath and calling of convocation—
I cannot endure solemn assemblies with iniquit ... View more

Isa 16-17:13

1Send lambs
to the ruler of the land,
from Sela, by way of the desert,
to the mount of daughter Zion.2Like fluttering birds,
like scattered nestlings,
so are th ... View more

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