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Votive Offering.

Imprecise term denoting objects dedicated to deities, persons, institutions. Occur in ethnic cultures as well as OT (It 12:6, 11; Ps 22:25; 50:14; 56:12). In RCm objects (e.g., candles) used to express such personal feelings as gratitude, affection, dedication.

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