a spontaneous gift ( Exodus 35:29 ), a voluntary sacrifice ( Leviticus 22:23 ; Ezra 3:5 ), as opposed to one in consequence of a vow, or in expiation of some offence.
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Free-will offering". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .