14 “I had to make a sacrifice of well-being; Today I fulfilled my vows.
ziv-KHAY sh’-la-MEEM a-LAI ha-YOM shi-LAM-tee n’-da-RAI
יד זִבְחֵי שְׁלָמִים עָלָי הַיּוֹם שִׁלַּמְתִּי נְדָרָי׃
7:14 Sacrifice of well-being
The sacrifice of well-being is often called the ‘peace-offering’ based on its Hebrew name, korban sh’lamim (קרבן שלמים), which is related to the Hebrew word shalom (שלום), ‘peace.’ According to Jewish tradition, it is called this because the korban sh’lamim symbolizes peace and unity, as it is the only offering that is shared by all relevant parties: Hashem, via the portions burned on the altar, and the priest and the owner of the sacrifice who each consume part of the meat. It is not a coincidence that this is also the only offering that is not restricted to the Beit Hamikdash, but may be eaten anywhere in the city of Jerusalem. The Hebrew name for Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, also has the word shalom at its root, and indeed, Jerusalem is known as ir shel shalom, the city of peace. Yerushalayim is meant to be the source for all peace on earth, and is therefore closely connected with the well-being offering.