Leviticus 3:1
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1  If his offering is a sacrifice of well-being—If he offers of the herd, whether a male or a female, he shall bring before Hashem one without blemish.

v’-im ZE-vakh sh’-la-MEEM kor-ba-NO im min ha-ba-KAR HU mak-REEV im za-KHAR im n’-kay-VAH ta-MEEM yak-ree-VE-nu lif-NAY a-do-NAI

א  וְאִם־זֶבַח שְׁלָמִים קָרְבָּנוֹ אִם מִן־הַבָּקָר הוּא מַקְרִיב אִם־זָכָר אִם־נְקֵבָה תָּמִים יַקְרִיבֶנּוּ לִפְנֵי יְהֹוָה׃

 3:1   If his offering is a sacrifice of well-being

Old City of Jerusalem, “city of peace”

The sacrifice of well-being is often called the ‘peace-offering’ based on its Hebrew name, korban sh’lamim (קרבן שלמים), which comes from the Hebrew word shalom (שלום), ‘peace.’ According to Jewish tradition, it is so called because the korban sh’lamim symbolizes peace and unity, as it is the only offering that is shared by everyone involved: Hashem (referring to the portions consumed on the altar), the priest and the owner of the sacrifice. It is perhaps not a coincidence that it is also the only offering that is not restricted to the Beit Hamikdash, but may be eaten anywhere in the city of Yerushalayim. Yerushalayim, the Hebrew name for Jerusalem, also has the word shalom at its root. It is known as the eer shel shalom (עיר של שלום), ‘city of peace.’ We pray for the time when peace and unity, symbolized by the korban sh’lamim, will return to Jerusalem, and to all of Israel.

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  • No I don't believe there will be sacrifices in the Messianic Kingdom. Everythng God created was created to live. Things only started to decay and die when we sinned. I believe when the messianic kingdom comes you will have Hashems true people dwelling with Him. To dwell, to be in His presence one has to be holy. No spot or blemish. I believe He will change us in a twinkling of an eye we will be just like Adam was prior to his fall.

  • Sh'lamim offering. Peace and unity…..it is said that Yeshua Mashiyach is the King of peace and only through Him can one come into Union with Master YHWH….also Yeshua says "pray for the peace of Yurshalayem…he is saying pray for Him, Yeshua to come and come quickly. And somewhere else He says "I will not return until you call out blessed is He who comes in the name of YHWH…back to studies…
    The fat one is not supposed to eat is not pertaining to the fat just under the skin. It pertains to the fat around the organs. Please I look to corrections if I am wrong.

  • So many want to believe that there won’t be offerings (sacrifices) in the Messianic Kingdom. I think that part of that comes from our squeamishness about killing cute little lambs and other animals. As a teacher, I’ve been amazed at the number of children today that don’t realize that their hamburger or their lamb chop came from the death of an animal. When they put the two things together, many vow to become vegetarians.
    I can’t presume to know how it will be in the Kingdom, but I do know that there will be a Temple which will include an altar, the Levitical priests (as they have been given an eternal covenant to serve Elohim) and a High Priest.
    While some make think that we’ll all become vegetarians and give up on the pleasure of a good steak or a bar-b-que, I’m not yet convinced. I’m sure Elohim will make all of this clear when we get there….
    Baruch Hashem.

    • I had a further thought on this matter as I considered the number of offerings that are commanded during the “appointed times” or Feasts, such as Sukkot and Pesach.
      Will we “stop remembering/observing these feasts when we’re in the Kingdom?
      I think not….
      Baruch Hashem.


Leviticus 3:1

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