Minchah (מַנחָה), properly a gift (as often rendered) or present (Ge 32:14; Ge 19:21; Ge 43:11 sq.), especially to nobles and kings (Jg 3:15; 1Sa 11:15; 2Ch 17:5,11; Ps 45:13; Isa 39:1; 1Ki 10:25); hence tribute from a subject nation (2Sa 8:2,6; 1Ki 5:1 [4:21] 2Ki 17:4; Ps 72:10); but specifically an offering to God, i.e., sacrifice (Isa 1:13; 1Ch 16:29), particularly a godless one, "meat-offering," consisting of flour, meal, or cakes, with oil and frankincense, burned upon the altar by itself, or in connection with a bloody offering Le 2:1 sq.; 7:9, etc.). SEE OFFERING.
In Jewish liturgy the word Minchah is the technical term for the afternoon service of prayer. SEE LITURGY (I).