Q&A: Todah: Sacrifice of Thanksgiving?

Todah: Sacrifice of Thanksgiving?

Question

I recently read a brief description of an Old Testament sacrifice called the Todah. Is this the same as the cereal offerings in Leviticus 2 and 6? If not, can you tell me where I can find the Todah in Scripture?

Answer

Todah is Hebrew for "praise" or "confession." Scripture sometimes speaks of offerings of todah, and modern Bibles generally translate this as "thank offering," "sacrifice of thanksgiving," or some similar phrase. Thank offerings are mentioned in such passages as Leviticus 7:12-15; 22:29; 2 Chr. 29:31; 33:16; Psalms 50:14,23; 56:12; 107:22; 116:17; Jeremiah 17:26; 33:11; and Amos 4:5.

Answer by Ra McLaughlin

Ra McLaughlin is Vice President of Finance and Administration at Third Millennium Ministries.