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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).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.