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ROBBERS OF TEMPLES

(hierosuloi, "guilty of sacrilege"): A term used by the town clerk of Ephesus (Acts 19:37, the King James Version "robbers of churches"). As the temple of Diana (Artemas) had a great treasure-chamber, the offense might not be unknown among them; compare Romans 2:22.

In 2 Maccabees 4:42 the King James Version the epithet "church-robber" (the Revised Version (British and American) "author of the sacrilege") is applied to LYSIMACHUS (which see).

TEMPLES, ROBBERS OF

(hierosuloi; the King James Version "robbers of churches," Acts 19:37): To explain this as "sacrilegious persons" is irreconcilable with the contrast in Romans 2:22. In Deuteronomy 7:25, the Jews were commanded entirely to destroy the gold and silver idols, ornaments of the heathen temples. The sin reproved is that of making that a matter of gain which, without regard to its value, they should have destroyed. "Dost thou, who regardest the mere touch of an idol as a horrible defilement, presume to rob their temples?" There is abundant evidence to show that this crime was not unusual. When the town-clerk of Ephesus declares the companions of Paul innocent of such charge, his words imply that the fact that they were Jews rendered them liable to such suspicion. So Josephus goes out of his way (Ant., IV, viii, 10) to deny that Jews ever committed the crime.

H. E. Jacobs

CHURCHES, ROBBERS OF

church'-iz.

See ROBBERS OF TEMPLES.

Greek
3027. lestes -- a robber
... violence. Word Origin from leis (booty) Definition a robber NASB Word Usage
robber (5), robbers (6), robbers' (4). robber, thief. ...
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2417. hierosulos -- robbing temples
... sacrilegious. Word Origin from hieros and sulao Definition robbing temples
NASB Word Usage robbers of temples (1). robber of temples. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1416. gedud -- a band, troop
... army, band of men, company, troop of robbers. From gadad; a crowd (especially of
soldiers) -- army, band (of men), company, troop (of robbers). see HEBREW gadad ...
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6530. parits -- violent one
... Word Origin from parats Definition violent one NASB Word Usage ones* (1), robbers
(2), vicious (1), violent (3). destroyer, ravenous, robber. ...
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7703. shadad -- to deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin
... destroyed (12), destroyer (9), destroyer still destroys (1), destroyers (4), destroying
(2), devastate (2), devastated (6), lays waste (1), robbers (1), ruined ...
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Library

How St Francis Converted Certain Robbers and Assassins, who Became ...
... HERE BEGIN THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHAPTER XXVI HOW ST FRANCIS
CONVERTED CERTAIN ROBBERS AND ASSASSINS, WHO BECAME FRIARS; AND OF A ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter xxvi how st francis.htm

However, These Robbers and Other Authors of this Tumult...
... Section 30. However, these robbers and other authors of this tumult´┐Ż 30.
However, these robbers and other authors of this tumult ...
/.../josephus/the life of flavius josephus/section 30 however these robbers.htm

Of the Derision Ascribed to the Robbers, and of the Question ...
... Chapter XVI."Of the Derision Ascribed to the Robbers, and of the Question Regarding
the Absence of Any Discrepancy Between Matthew and Mark on the One Hand ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter xvi of the derision ascribed.htm

Herod Takes Sepphoris and Subdues the Robbers that were in the ...
... Herod Takes Sepphoris And Subdues The Robbers That Were In The Caves; He After That
Avenges Himself Upon Macheras, As Upon An Enemy Of His And Goes To Antony ...
/.../chapter 16 herod takes sepphoris.htm

After what Manner Upon the Death of Claudius, Nero Succeeded in ...
... Things He Did. Concerning The Robbers, Murderers And Impostors, That Arose
While Felix And Festus Were Procurators Of Judea. 1. Now ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 after what manner.htm

Of the Harmony Preserved among all the Evangelists on the Subject ...
... Prologue. Chapter XIV."Of the Harmony Preserved Among All the Evangelists on the
Subject of the Two Robbers Who Were Crucified Along with Him. 51. ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter xiv of the harmony preserved.htm

On the Saying of the Saviour, "All that came Before Me were ...
... The Stromata, or Miscellanies: Book I Chapter XVII."On the Saying of the Saviour,
"All that Came Before Me Were Thieves and Robbers.". [1985] ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xvii on the saying of.htm

Concerning the Revolt of the Trachonites; How Sylleus Accused ...
... way of robbing their neighbors; at which time the king's commanders subdued them
during his absence; but about forty of the principal robbers, being terrified ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 concerning the revolt.htm

Celsus in the Next Place Says, with Indescribable Silliness...
... [3313] But since this Jew of Celsus compares Him to robbers, and says that "any
similarly shameless fellow might be able to say regarding even a robber and ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xliv celsus in the.htm

The Abbots Euroul and Loumon.
... The abbot Ebrolf (Euroul) had settled with his monks in a thick forest,
infested by wild beasts and robbers. One of the robbers ...
/.../neander/light in the dark places/the abbots euroul and loumon.htm

Thesaurus
Robbers (21 Occurrences)
...ROBBERS OF TEMPLES. (hierosuloi, "guilty of sacrilege"): A term used by the town
clerk of Ephesus (Acts 19:37, the King James Version "robbers of churches"). ...
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Temple-robbers (1 Occurrence)
Temple-robbers. Temple-plunderers, Temple-robbers. Temples .
Multi-Version Concordance Temple-robbers (1 Occurrence). ...
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Temples (17 Occurrences)
...ROBBERS OF TEMPLES. (hierosuloi, "guilty of sacrilege"): A term used by the town
clerk of Ephesus (Acts 19:37, the King James Version "robbers of churches"). ...
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Den (19 Occurrences)
... cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; esp., a cave used
by a wild beast for shelter or concealment; as, a lion's den; a den of robbers. ...
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Crucified (42 Occurrences)
... Matthew 27:38 Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand
and one on the left. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Thieves (25 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Thieves, The two. (Luke 23:32, 39-43), robbers,
rather brigands, probably followers of Barabbas. Our Lord's ...
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Cave (40 Occurrences)
... Cave (40 Occurrences). Matthew 21:13 "It is written," He said, "'My House shall
be called the House of Prayer', but you are making it a robbers' cave." (WEY). ...
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Robbery (18 Occurrences)
... See also 1 Samuel 27:6-10; 30; Hosea 4:2; 6:9). Robbers infested Judea in our Lord's
time (Luke 10:30; John 18:40; Acts 5:36, 37; 21:38; 2 Corinthians 11:26). ...
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Churches (39 Occurrences)
... Or the angels may be regarded as the personifications of the churches. EJ Banks.
CHURCHES, ROBBERS OF. church'-iz. See ROBBERS OF TEMPLES. CHURCHES, SEVEN. ...
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Written (323 Occurrences)
... Matthew 21:13 He said to them, "It is written,'My house shall be called a house
of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers!" (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS ...
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Bible Concordance
Robbers (21 Occurrences)

Matthew 21:13 He said to them, "It is written,'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers!"
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 27:38 Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 27:44 The robbers also who were crucified with him cast on him the same reproach.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 11:17 He taught, saying to them, "Isn't it written,'My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations?' But you have made it a den of robbers!"
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 15:27 With him they crucified two robbers; one on his right hand, and one on his left.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 10:30 Jesus answered, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 10:36 Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?"
(WEB WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this:'God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
(See NIV)

Luke 19:46 saying to them, "It is written,'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a'den of robbers'!"
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 10:8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn't listen to them.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 19:37 For you have brought these men here, who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of your goddess.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS)

1 Corinthians 5:10 yet not at all meaning with the sexual sinners of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then you would have to leave the world.
(See RSV)

1 Corinthians 6:10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God.
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 11:26 I have been in travels often, perils of rivers, perils of robbers, perils from my countrymen, perils from the Gentiles, perils in the city, perils in the wilderness, perils in the sea, perils among false brothers;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Job 12:6 The tents of robbers prosper. Those who provoke God are secure, who carry their God in their hands.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

Isaiah 42:24 Who gave Jacob as plunder, and Israel to the robbers? Didn't Yahweh, he against whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in his ways, and they disobeyed his law.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it, says Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall profane my secret place; and robbers shall enter into it, and profane it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 11:14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
(KJV WBS)

Hosea 6:9 As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Obadiah 1:5 "If thieves came to you, if robbers by night-oh, what disaster awaits you-wouldn't they only steal until they had enough? If grape pickers came to you, wouldn't they leave some gleaning grapes?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Robbers

Robbers of Temples

Robbers: Bands of

Robbers: Dens of

Robbers: General Scriptures Concerning

Related Terms

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Temples (17 Occurrences)

Den (19 Occurrences)

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Thieves (25 Occurrences)

Cave (40 Occurrences)

Robbery (18 Occurrences)

Churches (39 Occurrences)

Written (323 Occurrences)

Jericho (59 Occurrences)

Fell (331 Occurrences)

Pisidia (2 Occurrences)

Kind (290 Occurrences)

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Gleanings (8 Occurrences)

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Gang (1 Occurrence)

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Grape-gatherers (2 Occurrences)

Goddess (6 Occurrences)

Whereupon (30 Occurrences)

Wounds (57 Occurrences)

Insulting (10 Occurrences)

Isn't (154 Occurrences)

Inflicted (20 Occurrences)

Insults (34 Occurrences)

Festus (14 Occurrences)

Frequent (10 Occurrences)

Travelling (17 Occurrences)

Treasured (20 Occurrences)

Travels (10 Occurrences)

Temple-plunderers (1 Occurrence)

Taught (134 Occurrences)

Robberies (1 Occurrence)

Raid (15 Occurrences)

Reproaches (19 Occurrences)

Reproaching (5 Occurrences)

Robbed (27 Occurrences)

Ravages (4 Occurrences)

Replying (1 Occurrence)

Reproach (124 Occurrences)

Reviled (25 Occurrences)

Remonstrated (6 Occurrences)

Raiders (12 Occurrences)

Rivers (81 Occurrences)

Enormity (2 Occurrences)

Eder (6 Occurrences)

Descended (64 Occurrences)

Disclosed (18 Occurrences)

Dangers (3 Occurrences)

Dinhabah (2 Occurrences)

Disobeyed (11 Occurrences)

Making (644 Occurrences)

Marauders (2 Occurrences)

Plunderers (9 Occurrences)

Pickers (2 Occurrences)

Perils (1 Occurrence)

Porcius (1 Occurrence)

Proved (49 Occurrences)

Booth (9 Occurrences)

Beating (31 Occurrences)

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Blasphemed (28 Occurrences)

Felix (11 Occurrences)

Crossing (26 Occurrences)

Countrymen (60 Occurrences)

Caravan (8 Occurrences)

Acted (98 Occurrences)

Annas (4 Occurrences)

A'den (1 Occurrence)

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Assassins (2 Occurrences)

Awaits (9 Occurrences)

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