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Israel’s Memorial Stone
The great stone used by Joshua as a memorial for Israel.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Memorial
Memorial. Something which keeps remembrance vivid. The ideas represented by the words “remember,” “remembrance,” and “memorial” are closely connected in common parlance as well as in biblical usage. The Hebrew and Greek words translated as “memorial” in the OT and NT are nominal derivatives of the verbal
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Memorial
Memorial [Heb. zikkārôn] (Ex. 12:14; 13:9; 17:14; Lev. 23:24; Nu. 31:54; Josh. 4:7; Neh. 2:20); NEB REMEMBRANCE, REMINDER, TRADITIONAL RIGHT, etc.; [ʾazkārâ] (Lev. 2:2, 9, 16; 5:12; 6:15; 24:7; Nu. 5:26); NEB TOKEN; [zēḵer] (Isa. 26:8); AV REMEMBRANCE; NEB MEMORY; [šēm] (Isa. 55:13); AV NAME;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Memorial
MEMORIAL Something that keeps remembrance vivid. The ideas represented by the words “remember,” “remembrance,” and “memorial” are closely connected in common parlance as well as in biblical usage. The Hebrew and Greek words translated as “memorial” in the OT and NT are nominal derivatives of the verbal
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Memorials
memorials, various physical and abstract entities in the Bible such as stones, words, and days intended to serve as reminders to people and to God of some word or event. Physical memorials are set up to commemorate theophanies (Gen. 28:18–22; cf. Exod. 24:4), miracles (Josh. 4:4–24), and times of judgment
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Memorial
MEMORIAL. A memorial in biblical terminology usually has to do with the worship of God. There was the Heb. ˒āzkārâ, a handful of meal as a memorial offering which was burnt before the Lord (Lev 2:2, 9, 16). The remainder of the meal offering was for the priests to eat. In the case of the showbread,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Memorial
MEMORIAL. That by which the memory of any person or thing is preserved. Thus the feast of the Passover was a memorial of Jehovah’s sparing the firstborn of Israel in Egypt (Ex. 12:14); the heap of stones left in the bed of the Jordan was a memorial of the Israelites’ crossing it (Josh. 4:7); the two
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Memorials
Memorialsmemorials, various physical and abstract entities in the Bible such as stones, words, and days intended to serve as reminders to people and to God of some word or event. Theophanies (Gen. 28:18–22; cf. Exod. 24:4), God’s splitting the Jordan River (Josh. 4:4–24), and serious sins (Num. 16:40)
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Memorial
MEMORIAL — a monument, statue, holiday, or ritual that serves as a remembrance or reminder of a person or an event. The Feast of the Passover was a memorial of God’s sparing the firstborn of the Israelites in Egypt and of Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage (Ex. 12:14).When Israel crossed the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MEMORIAL; MEMORY
MEMORIAL; MEMORY<me-mo’-ri-al>, <mem’-o-ri> (אַזַכָּרָה‎ [’azkarah], זֵכֶר‎ [zekher], זֶכֶר‎ [zekher], זִכָּרוֹן‎ [zikkaron]; [μνημόσυνον, mnemosunon]): “Memorial” as the translation of [’azkdrah] is a sacrificial term, that which brings the offerer into remembrance before God, or brings God into favorable
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Memorialism
memorialism. The belief that the *Lord’s Supper is solely an act of remembrance for Christ’s sacrifice. Ulrich *Zwingli strongly rejected the notion of sacrifice in the performance of the *mass and any assumption of Christ’s *real presence in or *transubstantiation of the elements of the *Lord’s Supper.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Memorial
MEMORIAL Something which serves as a reminder. Scripture witnesses to God’s participation in human history for the salvation of God’s people. Memorials to such events reinforced faith and provided opportunities for teaching. God’s covenant name (Yahweh) was to be a “memorial name” (Exod. 3:15 NASB),
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Memorial
memorial. An object or a ceremony that commemorates an event or keeps its remembrance alive. One of the Hebrew words translated “memorial,” ʾazkārâ H260, is a sacrificial term describing the act that brings the offerer into remembrance before God, or God into remembrance with the offerer (cf. Num.
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