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Convocation
Holy Convocation
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Convocation
Convocation Used by the AV and RSV to render Heb. miqrā’ in the frequent “holy convocation” (NEB “sacred assembly”). On a holy convocation no work could be done. The phrase differs from “solemn assembly,” which in the Pentateuch is applied only to the concluding festivals at the end of Passover and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Convocation
convocation (Heb. miqra’, “declaration”), a calling together or a summons to meet. The term appears primarily in the phrase “holy convocation” and signifies the call to assembly at the sanctuary of the Israelite congregation on a holy day. The days decreed as “holy convocation” were the weekly sabbath
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Convocation
CONVOCATION. A religious gathering on a sabbath or certain sacred days. Usually “holy” precedes the word (Lev 23:2–4, 7–8, 21, 24, 27, 35–37; Num 28:18). It is a technical phrase in priestly regulations. The same Heb. words appear elsewhere (Ex 12:16; Isa 1:13; 4:5) meaning a “solemn assembly”. A summoned
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Convocation
ConvocationA solemn assembly, mentioned in connection with the festivals of Israel and always followed by the command to do no work. Heb. miqrāʾ-qōḏeš means lit., “a holy proclamation” or “a proclamation of a holy time” (2 Kgs. 10:20; Lev. 23:36; Num. 29:35; Deut. 16:8).Seven days are associated
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Convocation
Convocation. This term (with one exception—Isa. 1:13) is applied invariably to meetings of a religious character, in contradistinction to congregation.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Convocation
CONVOCATION (Heb. miqrā˓, a “holy assembly”). A meeting of the people for the worship of Jehovah (Ex. 12:16; etc.). The following occasions were to be held as convocations: the Sabbaths (Lev. 23:2–3); the Passover, the first and the last day (Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:7–8; Num. 28:18, 25); Pentecost, the feast
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Convocation
Convocationa meeting of a religious character as distinguished from congregation, which was more general, dealing with political and legal matters. Hence it is called an “holy convocation.” Such convocations were the Sabbaths (Lev. 23:2, 3), the Passover (Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:7, 8; Num. 28:25), Pentecost
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Convocation
Convocationconvocation (Heb. mikrah, ‘declaration’), a calling together or a summons to meet. The term appears primarily in the phrase ‘holy convocation’ and signifies the call to assembly at the sanctuary of the Israelite congregation on a holy day. The days decreed as ‘holy convocation’ were: the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Convocation
CONVOCATION — a sacred assembly or calling together of the people of Israel for rest and worship (Lev. 23:2, 4, 37). Wherever the word “convocation” appears in the Bible, it is preceded by the word “holy”; hence, “holy convocation.” On the great feast days the people were called together by silver trumpets
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CONVOCATION
CONVOCATION<kon-vo-ka’-shun>: A rendering for [מִֶקְרָא‎, miqra’] chiefly in the frequent “Holy Convocation”; but the word is sometimes used alone, e.g. Numbers 10:2; Isaiah 1:13; 4:5. On a holy convocation no work could be done. The phrase differs from “solemn assembly,” which in the Pentateuch
A Catholic Dictionary
Convocation
convocation. The assembly of the clergy, in the provinces of Canterbury and York, chiefly for purposes of taxation. Blackstone says1:—“The convocation, or ecclesiastical synod, in England, differs considerably in its constitution from the synods of other Christian kingdoms: those consisting wholly of
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Convocation
Con-vo-caʹtion. This term is applied invariably to meetings of a religious character in contradistinction to congregation. It is the congregation in assembly, whereas congregation alone means the body of members, whether in assembly or not. With one exception (Isa. 1:13) the word convocation is peculiar