singular vow

Leviticus 27:2

27:2 singular vow. The last chapter of Leviticus has to do with vows made to the Lord. These were entirely voluntary, presumably as expressions of piety, though sometimes in the form of bargains. The fact that no one was required to make a vow to do this or that did not mean that it could be taken lightly. Once taken, God expected it to be either carried out or redeemed by an offering in amount equal to the estimated monetary value of the vow (plus twenty percent in certain cases). A “singular vow” was an especially difficult vow to fulfill.

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