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Greek5440. phulakterion -- an outpost, fortification, an amulet
... 21). Strapped to the inside of the left arm (between the shoulder and the
elbow), phylacteries "rest over the " during prayer. They ...
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Strong's Hebrew2903. totaphoth -- bands
... Definition: frontals. Word Origin from an unused word Definition bands NASB
Word Usage frontals (2), phylacteries (1). frontlet. From ...
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Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryPhylacteries
ATS Bible DictionaryPhylacteries
Were little rolls of parchment, in which were written certain words of the law, and which were worn by the Jews upon their foreheads, and upon the left arm. The custom was founded on a mistaken interpretation of Exodus 13:9,16, "And it shall be for a taken upon thy hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes."
Leo of Modena informs us particularly about these rolls. Those worn upon the forehead have been described under the article FRONTLETS, which see. Those that were to be fastened to the arms were two rolls of parchment written in square letters, with ink made on purpose, and with much care. They were rolled up to a point, and enclosed in a sort of case of black calfskin. They then were put upon a square bit of the same leather, whence hung a throng of the same, of about a finger's breadth and a cubit and a half long. These rolls were placed at the bending of the left arm, and after the throng had made a little knot in the form of the letter Yodh, it was wound about the arm in a spiral line, which ended at the top of the middle finger. They were called the Tephila of the hand.
The phylactery, from a Greek word signifying preservative, was regarded not only as a remembrancer of God's law, but as a protection against demons. It was probably introduced at a late period in the Old Testament history. Our Savior reproaches the pride and hypocrisy of the Pharisees, shown in making their phylacteries broad as a sign of their superior wisdom and piety, Matthew 23:5. David, on the other hand, says, "Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee," Psalm 119:11.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(Gr. phulakteria; i.e., "defences" or "protections"), called by modern Jews tephillin (i.e., "prayers") are mentioned only in Matthew 23:5. They consisted of strips of parchment on which were inscribed these four texts:
(1.) Exodus 13:1-10;
(3.) Deuteronomy 6:4-9;
(4.) 11:18-21, and which were enclosed in a square leather case, on one side of which was inscribed the Hebrew letter shin, to which the rabbis attached some significance. This case was fastened by certain straps to the forehead just between the eyes. The "making broad the phylacteries" refers to the enlarging of the case so as to make it conspicuous. (see FRONTLETS.)
Another form of the phylactery consisted of two rolls of parchment, on which the same texts were written, enclosed in a case of black calfskin. This was worn on the left arm near the elbow, to which it was bound by a thong. It was called the "Tephillah on the arm."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary(n.) Plural of Phylactery.
ThesaurusPhylacteries (2 Occurrences)
... The "making broad the phylacteries" refers to the enlarging of the case so as to
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Bible ConcordancePhylacteries (2 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad, enlarge the fringes of their garments,
Exodus 13:16 It shall be for a sign on your hand, and for symbols between your eyes: for by strength of hand Yahweh brought us forth out of Egypt."
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