The greasy tissue of sacrificial animals burned on the altar as an offering. Specifically, the Hebrew word most often translated as “fat” refers to the fat covering and surrounding the entrails and the fat on the kidneys (Lev 3:3-4); the word also has a more general sense that includes the kidneys, liver appendage, and tail (of a sheep). The fat of sacrificial animals must not be eaten (Lev 7:23-25; Lev 3:17). The word is also used of human fat or fat in general (Judg 3:22; 2Sam 1:22; Ps 119:70) and can also be used to mean “best of” (Num 18:12; Num 29-32:12; Ps 81:16; Ps 147:14).

Lev 3:3-4

3You shall offer from the sacrifice of well-being, as an offering by fire to the Lord, the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is around the entra ... View more

Lev 7:23-25

23Speak to the people of Israel, saying: You shall eat no fat of ox or sheep or goat.24The fat of an animal that died or was torn by wild animals may be put to ... View more

Lev 3:17

17It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations, in all your settlements: you must not eat any fat or any blood.

Judg 3:22

22the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the dirt came out.

2Sam 1:22

22From the blood of the slain,
from the fat of the mighty,
the bow of Jonathan did not turn back,
nor the sword of Saul return empty.

Ps 119:70

70Their hearts are fat and gross,
but I delight in your law.

Num 18:12

12All the best of the oil and all the best of the wine and of the grain, the choice produce that they give to the Lord, I have given to you.

Num 29-32:12

Offerings at the Festival of Trumpets
1On the first day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations. It is a ... View more

Ps 81:16

16I would feed you with the finest of the wheat,
and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

Ps 147:14

14He grants peace within your borders;
he fills you with the finest of wheat.

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