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Hour of Prayer
Hours of Prayer
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hour(s) of Prayer
Hour(s) of Prayer[Gk hṓra tḗs proseuchḗs]. The phrase “hour of prayer” occurs only in Acts 3:1: Peter and John went up to the temple “at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour” (but see also Lk. 1:10; Acts 10:3, 9[?], 30). This narrative reflects the Jewish custom in NT times of regular hours of prayer
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HOURS OF PRAYER
HOURS OF PRAYERThe Mosaic law did not regulate the offering of prayer, but fully recognized its spontaneous character. In what manner or how far back in Jewish history the sacrificial prayer, mentioned in Lk 1:10, originated no one knows. In the days of Christ it had evidently become an institution.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Hours of Prayer
HOURS OF PRAYER: The Mosaic law did not regulate the offering of prayer, but fully recognized its spontaneous character. In what manner or how far back in Jewish history the sacrificial prayer, mentioned in Lk 1:10, originated no one knows. In the days of Christ it had evidently become an institution.
Key passages
1 Ch 23:30

And they were to stand every morning, thanking and praising Yahweh, and likewise in the evening,

Da 6:10

Now when Daniel realized that the document was signed, he went to his house (now he had windows in his upper room that were open toward Jerusalem), and three times daily he knelt on his knees and prayed and gave praise before his God, just as he had been doing previously.

Ac 3:1

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

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