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Abomination
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abomination
Abomination. Repugnant or detestable act, person, or thing. The idea of abomination derives from the specific demands God’s holiness makes upon his people. Adjectives frequently used for abominations in the OT are “abhorrent,” “loathsome,” “unclean,” and “rejected.”Of the four major Hebrew words translated
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abomination
Abomination [Heb. tô‘ēḇâ, šeqeṣ, vb. šiqqēṣ, šiqqûṣ, piqqûl (Lev. 7:18; 19:7), zimmâ (Jgs. 20:6); Gk. bdélygma]; AV also ABOMINABLE (THINGS), LEWDNESS (Jgs. 20:6); NEB also TAINTED (Lev. 7:18; 19:7), VERMIN (Lev. 11:10ff; etc.), ABOMINABLE (THING), FILTHY OUTRAGE (Jgs. 20:6), “loathsome
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abomination
ABOMINATION Repugnant or detestable act, person, or thing. The idea of abomination derives from the specific demands God’s holiness makes upon his people. Adjectives frequently used for abominations in the OT are “abhorrent,” “loathsome,” “unclean,” and “rejected.”Of the four major Hebrew words translated
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abomination
abomination, usually something detestable to a god and, so, to people who are faithful to that god. The Hebrew term recurring in Lev. 11 designates “unclean” creatures that are not to be eaten. The word is used in the nrsv to translate a variety of terms with a range of meanings: foreign gods (1 Kings
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abomination
ABOMINATION. There are a total of 12 Heb. and Gr. words translated “abomination” or “abominable.” The biblical languages, like our own, have a variety of expressions, some close synonyms, others not, to express degrees and varieties of abhorrence.The chief idea represented in the four Heb. nouns is
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abomination
ABOMINATION. Four Hebrew words are translated thus. 1. piggûl is used of sacrificial flesh which has been left too long (Lv. 7:18, etc.).2. šiqqûṣ refers to idols (‘Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites’, 1 Ki. 11:5), and to customs derived from idolatry (Je. 16:18).3. The related word šeqeṣ
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Abomination
ABOMINATION שׁקוץI. The singular noun šiqqûṣ ‘abomination’ as a dysphemism meaning ‘god, goddess’ appears seven times in the Masoretic text of Hebrew Scripture. This term refers respectively to (a) →Milcom, the chief god of the Ammonites (1 Kgs 11:5, 7); (b) →Chemosh, the chief god of Moab (2 Kgs
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Abomination
ABOMINATION (Heb. piggûl, “filth,” Lev. 7:18; shiqqûṣ, “unclean,” Deut. 29:17, etc., sheqeṣ, “rejected,” Lev. 7:21, etc.; tô˓ēbâ, “causing abhorrence,” Gen. 43:32; Gk. bdelugma, Matt. 24:15, etc.). This word is used to denote that which is particularly offensive to the moral sense, the religious
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Abomination
AbominationThis word is used, (1.) To express the idea that the Egyptians considered themselves as defiled when they ate with strangers (Gen. 43:32). The Jews subsequently followed the same practice, holding it unlawful to eat or drink with foreigners (John 18:28; Acts 10:28; 11:3).(2.) Every shepherd
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Abomination
Abominationabomination, usually something contrary to proper religion. The Hebrew term recurring in Leviticus 11 designates ‘unclean’ creatures that are not to be eaten. Two other Hebrew terms typically refer to foreign gods, their images, or related worship practices (e.g., Deut. 27:15; 29:17, rsv:
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Abomination
ABOMINATION — anything that offends the spiritual, religious, or moral sense of a person and causes extreme disgust, hatred, or loathing. Among the objects described as an “abomination” were the carved images of pagan gods (Deut. 7:25–26), the sacrifice to God of inferior, blemished animals (Deut. 17:1),
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Abomination
AbominationFrom the broadest perspective an abomination is something loathsome and repulsive according to one’s cultural and religious values. For the Egyptians the Israelites were an abomination because they were shepherds, an occupation they despised (Gen 46:33–34). For the Israelites an abomination