noun plural Date: 14th century 1. the earliest gathered fruits offered to the Deity in acknowledgment of the gift of fruitfulness 2. the earliest products or results of an endeavor

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  • firstfruits — first fruits also first·fruits (fûrstʹfro͞otsʹ) pl.n. 1. The first gathered fruits of a harvest, offered to God in gratitude. 2. The first results of an undertaking. * * * …   Universalium

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  • SACRIFICE — IN THE BIBLE In the Bible various verbs are used to designate the act of sacrifice. Two of them, שחט and טבח, are used for the slaughter of animals for both secular (cf. Gen. 43:16; Num. 11:22) and sacred purposes, while the verbs זבח (hence the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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