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Devoted Thing
Consecrated Things • Devoted
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Devoted Things
Devoted Things. Persons, animals, or objects that God forbade the children of Israel to possess (Lv 27:28, 29; Nm 18:14).See Curse, Cursed.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Devote; Devoted Thing
Devote; Devoted Thing [Heb. ḥērem, hiphil of ḥāram] (Lev. 27:21, 28f; Nu. 18:14; Dt. 13:17; Josh. 6:17f; 17:1, 11–13, 15; 22:20; 1 S. 15:21; 1 K. 20:42; 1 Ch. 2:7; Ezk. 44:29; Mic. 4:13); AV CURSED THING, ACCURSED, ACCURSED THING, APPOINT (1 K. 20:42), “things which should have been utterly destroyed” (1
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Devoted Things
DEVOTED THINGS Persons, animals, or objects that God forbade the children of Israel to possess (Lv 27:28–29; Nm 18:14). See Curse, Cursed.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Devoted Thing
devoted thing, something irredeemably dedicated to God (Lev. 27:28; cf. Mark 7:11). Such items could be dedicated by an individual (Lev. 27:28), but more commonly they were items proscribed in war. People and cities under the status of a “devoted thing” were destroyed lest they be profaned by human use
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Devote, Devoted
DEVOTE, DEVOTED (Heb. ḥerem). This is a term connected with holiness, exclusion, separation, taboo, i.e., things placed under a ban and forbidden to common use. The ḥarı̂m was the area forbidden to all except the husband and eunuchs.In the OT the “devoted thing” was that which was set apart to the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Devoted
Devoted (Heb. ḥērem).† Consecrated or set aside for the Lord’s purposes; during the formative stages of Israel’s existence, particularly the period of the conquest of Canaan, the practice was intensely related to the promotion of the Israelite cause. That which was “placed under the ban” (so NEB)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Devoted Thing
Devoted Thingdevoted thing, something irredeemably dedicated to God (Lev. 27:28; cf. Mark 7:11). Such items could be dedicated by an individual (Lev. 27:28), but more commonly they were items proscribed in war. People and cities under the status of a devoted thing were destroyed lest they be profaned
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Devoted (Things)
devoted (things). The Hebrew verb ḥāram H3049 and its cognate noun ḥērem H3051, which are used of dedicating something or someone to the deity either for sacred use or for utter destruction, occur about eighty times in the OT. The verb is usually translated “utterly destroy” or the like. The translation
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DEVOTED
DEVOTED [חרםkhrm; ἀνάθεμα anathema]. The NRSV, NIV, and ASV normally use devoted or “devoted thing(s)” to translate the Hebrew khrm. The verbal form occurs 48 times in the hiphil (the active causative form) and three times in the hophal (passive causative). The noun kherem (חֵרֶם) occurs 29 times,
Key passages
Le 27:28–29

However, anything devoted that a man has devoted to Yahweh from all that he has, from human or animal, or from the field of his property, may not be sold, and it may not be redeemed; anything devoted is a most holy thing for Yahweh. Anyone devoted who is devoted from human beings …

Nu 18:14

All consecrated possessions in Israel will be for you.