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Drink Offering

Posted by Chris on March 27, 2008

This is part of a series. See the description and introduction and glossary.

The First Drink Offering
Context: Jacob, after reconciling with Esau, is told by God to return to Bethel and settle there and build an altar. God appears to Jacob and extends to him the covenant and promises of Abraham and Isaac. Jacob sets up a stone pillar to mark the spot and pours out a drink offering on it (Gen 35:11-14)

Characteristics of drink offerings

  • Consists of ¼ – ½ hin of fermented drink (Hin: 4 qts or 3.5 liters)
  • Drink offerings are offered as part of the daily, Sabbath, and monthly offerings
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