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Holy Convocation
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Holy Convocation
Holy Convocation (מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ‎, miqra-qodesh). Special days of worship, reserved for either celebration or fasting, that accompanied Israelite festivals.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Convocation, Holy
Convocation, Holy. Solemn assemblies celebrated in Israel at appointed feasts in order that the people and the temple might be sanctified; the days were specially devoted to rest and sacrifice to God. Holy convocations were times set aside to make the nation holy enough to worship the Lord (Lv 19:2).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Convocation, Holy
CONVOCATION*, HOLY Solemn assemblies celebrated in Israel at appointed feasts in order that the people and the temple might be sanctified; the days were specially devoted to rest and sacrifice to God. See Feasts and Festivals of Israel; Atonement, Day of; Sabbath.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CONVOCATION, HOLY
CONVOCATION, HOLY [מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁmiqraʾ-qodhesh; κλητός ἅγιος klētos hagios]. Literally, this phrase might be rendered “holy proclamation.” Usage shows that its purpose was to announce the arrival of a festival day. Hence, the term is idiomatic for the day itself: the “holy convocation” or “sacred