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Dedication
Dedicate
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dedication
dedication, setting something apart, or marking new use or practice. The Hebrew root khnk and its Aramaic cognate appear seventeen times in the Bible, sixteen of which are in the sense of dedication (the one exception is Prov. 22:6, where the verb is used in the sense of instruction or training). According
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 Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dedication
DEDICATION. The term is used in the OT almost exclusively of the consecration of things, e.g. the altar (Nu. 7:10), silver and gold (2 Sa. 8:11). Three Heb. words are used: anukkâ, ‘consecration’; qōḏeš, ‘a thing separated, hallowed’, hērem, a thing devoted to God. (*Curse, *Ban.)D. G. Stradling.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Dedication
Dedicationdedication, setting something apart, or marking new use or practice. The Hebrew root khnk and its Aramaic cognate appear seventeen times in the Bible, sixteen of which are in the sense of dedication (the one exception is Prov. 22:6 where the verb is used in the sense of instruction or training).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dedication
DEDICATION — a religious ceremony in which a person or a thing is set aside or consecrated to God’s service. In Bible times, many different things were included in such services: the Temple (2 Chr. 2:4), a field (Lev. 27:16), a house (Lev. 27:14), articles of precious metal (2 Sam. 8:10), even spoils
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEDICATE; DEDICATION
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
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Dedication
Dedication (consecration of a church or chapel).—The dedication of a church is a liturgical solemnity performed only by the bishop, who consecrates the building for divine service to the exclusion of all profane usage. It is believed that the solemn dedication of churches began under the reign of Constantine
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Dedication
Ded-i-caʹtion, a religious ceremony whereby anything is dedicated or consecrated to the service of God. It originated, most likely, in the desire to commence with peculiar solemnity the practical use and application of whatever had been set apart to the divine service. Thus Moses dedicated the tabernacle
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Baby Dedication
baby dedication. A *rite of initiation for newborns/infants and their parents, usually performed by the *minister during corporate worship. It is often practiced by those churches that do not perform infant baptism (see baptism, infant), with emphasis on the parents’ commitment to raise the child in
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
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Dedication
DedicationHebrew expression: chanukkahPronunciation: khah noo KAWHStrong’s Number: 2598Key VersesNumbers 7:10–11, 84, 88; Nehemiah 12:27; Psalm 30:1Somewhat serendipitously, the Hebrew word chanukkah, which means “dedication,” occurs in the Old Testament eight times. This is also the number of
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
Key passages
1 Ki 8:1–66

At that time, Solomon assembled the elders of Israel—all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the families of the Israelites—before King Solomon in Jerusalem, in order to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh from the city of David, that is, Zion. All …

Ne 12:27–43

At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites from all of their places in order to bring them to Jerusalem to do the dedication with joy, thanksgivings, song and cymbals, stringed instruments and lyres. The singers were gathered …

3 Mac 7:20

which events having also devoted to writing on a pillar and dedicating a place of prayer at the site of the banquet, they departed unharmed, free, and overjoyed, having been rescued by both land and sea and river by the command of the king, each to their

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