Thanksgiving Offering

The Fellowship/Thanksgiving Offering

“If they offer it as an expression of thankfulness, then along with this thank offering they are to offer thick loaves made without yeast and with olive oil mixed in, thin loaves made without yeast and brushed with oil, and thick loaves of the finest flour well-kneaded and with oil mixed in. Along with their fellowship offering of thanksgiving they are to present an offering with thick loaves of bread made with yeast. ”

– Leviticus 7:12-13 (NIV)

There seems to be four different kinds of bread, but how exactly they were made, I’m not sure.  Good thing I don’t have to since sacrificial offerings such as these are no longer required.  If they were, I can just see myself asking the priest, or my next door neighbor, or my mom, or whoever, “So, just to be absolutely sure, how many loaves am I supposed to bring? And are the fine flour, kneaded loaves supposed to have yeast, and the thick loaves made with yeast supposed to have olive oil in them? How thick should they be?  And should I make the thin bread in the oven, or is it okay to make it the skillet, and what about fried?  Can I add any other ingredients, like salt or herbs, or is it just the flour and oil?” (etc)

  1. Unleavened thick loaves made with olive oil
  2. Unleavened thin (flat) bread brushed with olive oil
  3. Thick loaves of bread made with fine flour and olive oil and well-kneaded
  4. Thick loaves of bread made with yeast

And because it’s fun to try out new recipes, here’s one I found for an unleavened flat bread (Matzah) that can be made with olive oil.

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