wave offering Summary and Overview
wave offering in Smith's Bible Dictionary
This rite, together with that of "heaving" or "raising" the offering was an inseparable accompaniment of peace offerings. In such the right shoulder, considered the choicest part of the victim, was to be ("heaved," and viewed as holy to the Lord, only eaten therefore by the priest: the breast was to be "waved," and eaten by the worshipper. The scriptural notices of these rites are to be found in #Ex 29:24,28; Le 7:30,34; 8:27; 9:21; 10:14,15; 23:10,15,20; Nu 6:20; 18:11,18,26-29| etc. In conjecturing the meaning of this rite, regard must be had that it was the accompaniment of peace offerings, which were witnesses to a ratified covenant --an established communion between God and man.
wave offering in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
(See SACRIFICE.) Accompanied "peace offerings"; the right shoulder, the choicest part of the victim, was "heaved" or raised, and waved, and eaten by the worshipper. On the second day of the Passover a sheaf of green grain was waved, with the sacrifice of a first year lamb; from this began the reckoning to Pentecost. Abib, the Passover month, means the month of the green ear; the birth of Israel into national life, and the birth of the earth's fruits on which man depends into natural life, are appropriately combined in the Passover. The firstborn of men and the first produce of the earth were at once consecrated to the Lord in acknowledgment of His ownership of all. So at harvest in Pentecost the firstfruits of the ripened whole produce were waved to Him, in token of His gracious and almighty operation all around us.