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The sefer באורי אונקלוס here explains: There is a wide range of opinions as to what the word שלמים means - whether the word is cognate with שלום (peace) or שלימות (completeness) or תשלומים (payment) (Rashi, Ramban and Rashbam), and really the word connotes all these meanings together. And because a direct Aramaic translation cannot similarly signify ...
Sforno says -- my life must be centered around the service of God.
I would offer my own answer that from when the things were invented until very recently, it was completely normal to carry a knife as an all purpose tool and/or for eating (as implied by מאכלת). It might be appropriate to ask why the Torah even mentions that Avraham took a knife with him.
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