The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dedicate [Heb. qāḏaš, ḥānaḵ, nûp̱ (Ex. 35:22), šālēm (Isa. 42:19), nātan (2 K. 23:11)]; AV also HALLOW, SANCTIFY, CONSECRATE, HOLINESS, (Isa. 23:18), OFFER (Ex. 35:22), PERFECT (Isa. 42:19), GIVE (2 K. 23:11); NEB also HALLOW, CONSECRATE, SACRED (GIFTS), DONOR (Lev. 27:15), DEVOTE (2 Ch.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dedicate, dedication
DEDICATE, DEDICATION. To set apart or give to the deity or to a cause. Several Heb. terms are translated by this English concept, in verbal and substantive forms. The most frequent Heb. term, from the root word qōdesh, “apartness,” “sacredness,” “holiness,” applies to men and to things set apart for
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DEDICATE (Heb. ḥānak, to “initiate”; Gk. qādash, to “pronounce clean”). A religious service whereby anything is dedicated or consecrated to the service of God; as the dedication of the Tabernacle by Moses (Ex. 40; Num. 7); the altar (Num. 7:84, 88); the Temple, by Solomon (1 Kings 8); the Temple,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEDICATE; DEDICATION<ded’-i-kat>, <ded-ika’-shun> ([חֲנֻכָּה‎, chanukkah], “initiation,” “consecration”; [קָדֵשׁ‎, qadhesh], “to be clean,” “sanctify”; [הֵרֶם‎, cherem], “a thing devoted (to God)”): Often used in Hebrew of the consecration of persons, but usually in the English Versions of the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dedicate, Dedication
DEDICATE, DEDICATION General term used to describe an act of setting apart or consecrating persons or things to God (or gods), persons, sacred work, or ends. The act is usually accompanied by an announcement of what is being done or intended and by prayer asking for divine approval and blessing. In the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
dedicate. To set apart to God for a religious purpose. This English term can be used to render several Hebrew verbs, such as qādaš H7727 (“to be holy,” but in piel and hiphil, “to set apart as holy”; e.g., Lev. 27:14), nāzar H5693 (hiphil “to separate oneself [as Nazirite]”; e.g., Num. 6:12), and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dedicate, Dedication
DEDICATE, ded′i-kāt, DEDICATION, ded-i-kā′shun (חֲנֻכָּה‎, ḥǎnukkāh, “initiation,” “consecration”; קָדֵשׁ‎, ḳādhēsh, “to be clean,” “sanctify”; חֵרֶם‎, ḥērem, “a thing devoted [to God]”): Often used in Heb of the consecration of persons, but usually in the EV of the setting apart of things to a
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