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First-fruits, an offering to God required by the Hebrew law, and consisting of the first ingatherings of the harvest, or of food made therefrom. They were of two kinds, public and private, and each class included both Bicurim. a raw produce, and Terumoth, produce prepared for human use. The public offerings were four - the first-fruits of all ripe fruits and liquors, presented in God's house; a sheaf of corn at the Passover; two loaves of leavened bread at the Feast of Pentecost; and the harvest offering at the Feast of Tabernacles. Among private offerings were the first-fruits of all lands, and a cake made from the first dough which was baked.