Dedication
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Ezra 6:16
And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy.
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Ezra 6:17
And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
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2 Chronicles 7:5
And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
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1 Chronicles 26:27
Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD.
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Numbers 18:14
Every thing devoted in Israel shall be yours.
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1 Chronicles 26:26
Which Shelomith and his brothers were over all the treasures of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the chief fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the host, had dedicated.
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ATS Bible Dictionary
Dedication

A religious ceremony by which any person, place, or thing was devoted to a holy purpose. Thus the tabernacle and the first and second temples were dedicated to God, Exodus 40:1-38 1 Kings 8:1-66 Ezra 6:1 22. The Jews also practiced a certain dedication of walls, houses, etc., De 20:5 Nehemiah 12:27. The "feast of the dedication" was a yearly commemoration of the cleansing and rededication of the temple, when polluted by Antiochus Epiphanes, John 10:22.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dedication, Feast of the

(John 10:22, 42), i.e., the feast of the renewing. It was instituted B.C. 164 to commemorate the purging of the temple after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes (B.C. 167), and the rebuilding of the altar after the Syrian invaders had been driven out by Judas Maccabaeus. It lasted for eight days, beginning on the 25th of the month Chisleu (December), which was often a period of heavy rains (Ezra 10:9, 13). It was an occasion of much rejoicing and festivity.

But there were other dedications of the temple. (1) That of Solomon's temple (1 Kings 8:2; 2 Chronicles 5:3); (2) the dedication in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29); and (3) the dedication of the temple after the Captivity (Ezra 6:16).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple.

2. (n.) A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use.

3. (n.) An address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEDICATE; DEDICATION

ded'-i-kat, ded-ika'-shun (chanukkah, "initiation," "consecration"; qadhesh, "to be clean," "sanctify"; cherem, "a thing devoted (to God)"): Often used in Hebrew of the consecration of persons, but usually in the English Versions of the Bible of the setting apart of things to a sacred use, as of the altar (Numbers 7:10, 84, 88; compare Daniel 3:2, 3, "the dedication of the image"), of silver and gold (2 Samuel 8:11 2 Kings 12:4), of the Temple (1 Kings 8:63 Ezra 6:16; compare Exodus 29:44), of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:27), of private dwellings (Deuteronomy 20:5). the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "devoted" for "dedicated" in Ezekiel 44:29. See CONSECRATION; SANCTIFICATION.

DEDICATION, FEAST OF

ded-i-ka'-shun (ta egkainia, John 10:22): A feast held by the Jews throughout the country for eight days, commencing on the 25th Kiclev (December), in commemoration of the cleansing of the temple and dedication of the altar by Judas Maccabeus after their desecration by Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Maccabees 4:56, 59). The feast was to be kept "with mirth and gladness." 2 Maccabees 10:6, 7 says it was kept like the Feast of the Tabernacles, with the carrying of palm and other branches, and the singing of psalms. Josephus calls it "Lights," from the joy which accompanied it (Ant., XII, vii, 7). At this winter feast Jesus delivered in the temple the discourse recorded in John 10:24, at Jerusalem.

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Greek
1456. egkainia -- dedication, renewal (of religious services)
... dedication, renewal (of religious services). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: egkainia Phonetic Spelling: (eng-kah'-ee-nee-ah) Short Definition: ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2597. chanukkah -- dedication
... 2596, 2597. chanukkah. 2598 . dedication. Transliteration: chanukkah Phonetic
Spelling: (chan-ook-kaw') Short Definition: dedication. ...
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2598. chanukkah -- dedication, consecration
... 2597, 2598. chanukkah. 2599 . dedication, consecration. Transliteration: chanukkah
Phonetic Spelling: (khan-ook-kaw') Short Definition: dedication. ...
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5145. nezer -- consecration, crown, Naziriteship
... Or nezer {nay'-zer}; from nazar; properly, something set apart, ie (abstractly)
dedication (of a priet or Nazirite); hence (concretely) unshorn locks; also (by ...
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Library

Dedication
... DEDICATION. When I was ... book in 1895. Yours in Him,. Laura M. Conkle. (This
dedication was written in 1955 for the first reprint edition.). ...
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Dedication.
... Dedication. "Unto Him who loveth us and washed us from our sins in His
own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God His ...
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Dedication
... DEDICATION. THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE SERVANT OF GOD, SOEUR THÉRÈSE,
IN THANKSGIVING FOR GRACES OBTAINED, AND TO HER "PETITE ...
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Dedication
... DEDICATION. To those most honourable and Prudent Gentlemen, the Burgomaster,
Aldermen, and Sheriffs, who are the very Worthy Magistrates ...
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Dedication
... Dedication. To Jane. In remembrance of the 9th March 1861 from MR and AMR
"MR & AM R" were Mary & Anna Maria Rawson, old school-friends ...
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Dedication.
... DEDICATION. TO THE MOST HONOUR ABLE AND NOBLE WILLIAM BARDESIUS, LIEUTENANT
OF WARMENHUYSEN, A NOBLEMAN WHO IS OUR PATRON, AND WHO ...
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The Dedication
... The DESIRE of AGES Chapter 5 The Dedication. [This chapter is based on Luke
2:21-38.] ... The dedication of the first-born had its origin in the earliest times. ...
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Home Dedication.
... CHAPTER X. HOME DEDICATION. "The rose was rich ... one, still!". Here is a
dedication worthy of a Christian mother. Natural affection ...
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At the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple.
... HUMILIATION AND DEATH. CHAPTER XIV. AT THE FEAST OF THE DEDICATION OF
THE TEMPLE. (Luke 13:22; John 10:22-42.) ABOUT two months ...
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Dedication Hymn.
... DEDICATIONS; ORDINATIONS; INSTALLATIONS. 703. " Dedication Hymn. 703. CM
Bryant. Dedication Hymn. 1 O Thou, whose own vast temple ...
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Thesaurus
Dedication (16 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Dedication, Feast of the. (John 10:22, 42), ie,
the feast of the renewing. It was instituted BC 164 to ...
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Dedication-offering (3 Occurrences)
Dedication-offering. Dedication-gift, Dedication-offering. Dedication-song .
Multi-Version Concordance Dedication-offering (3 Occurrences). ...
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Dedication-gift (3 Occurrences)
Dedication-gift. Dedication, Dedication-gift. Dedication-offering .
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Dedication-song (1 Occurrence)
Dedication-song. Dedication-offering, Dedication-song. Deducted .
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Eriaku
... Eri-Aku: In addition to a number of contract-tablets, the following inscriptions
mentioning Eri-Aku or Warad-Sin are known: (1) A dedication, by Kudur-mabuk ...
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Eri-aku
... Eri-Aku: In addition to a number of contract-tablets, the following inscriptions
mentioning Eri-Aku or Warad-Sin are known: (1) A dedication, by Kudur-mabuk ...
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Ezra (28 Occurrences)
... After the ruined wall of the city had been built by Nehemiah, there was a great
gathering of the people at Jerusalem preparatory to the dedication of the wall. ...
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Shemaiah (40 Occurrences)
... Nehemiah 6:10). (12.) A prince of Judah who assisted at the dedication of
the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:34-36). (13.) A false ...
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Fasts (3 Occurrences)
... POST-EXILIC 1. Feast of Dedication, 25th Kiclew 2. Fast of Esther, 13th 'Adhar 3.
Feast of Purim, 14th 'Adhar 4. Fast of the Fourth Month, 17th Tammuz 5. Fast ...
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Feasts (45 Occurrences)
... POST-EXILIC 1. Feast of Dedication, 25th Kiclew 2. Fast of Esther, 13th 'Adhar 3.
Feast of Purim, 14th 'Adhar 4. Fast of the Fourth Month, 17th Tammuz 5. Fast ...
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Bible Concordance
Dedication (16 Occurrences)

John 10:22 It was the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 5:11 But refuse younger widows, for when they have grown wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;
(See NIV)

Numbers 6:19 The priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the hands of the Nazirite, after he has shaved the head of his separation;
(See NIV)

Numbers 7:10 The princes gave offerings for the dedication of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes gave their offerings before the altar.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 7:11 Yahweh said to Moses, "They shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the dedication of the altar."
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 7:84 This was the dedication of the altar, on the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve silver platters, twelve silver bowls, twelve golden ladles;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 7:88 and all the cattle for the sacrifice of peace offerings twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the male lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication of the altar, after it was anointed.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 7:9 On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezra 6:16 The children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezra 6:17 They offered at the dedication of this house of God one hundred bulls, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve male goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 12:27 At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with giving thanks, and with singing, with cymbals, stringed instruments, and with harps.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 29:11 Jehovah will give strength unto his people; Jehovah will bless his people with peace. Psalm 30 A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. 'A Psalm' of David.
(ASV)

Psalms 30:1 A Psalm. A Song for the Dedication of the Temple. By David. I will extol you, Yahweh, for you have raised me up, and have not made my foes to rejoice over me.
(WEB JPS DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, then later to consider his vows.
(WEB)

Daniel 3:2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 3:3 Then the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Christening

Dedication

Dedication by Idolaters in Setting up Idols

Dedication of Houses

Dedication of Property often Perverted

Dedication of Samuel by his Mother

Dedication of Self: Feast of Dedication

Dedication of the Tabernacle

Dedication of the Wall of Jerusalem

Dedication: Consecration of a Place of Worship

Dedication: Devoting Any Thing to Sacred Uses

Dedication: Illustrated of Devotedness to God

Dedication: Law Concerning Dedicated Things

Dedication: Must be Without Blemish

Dedication: Not Redeemable

Dedication: Offering Must be Voluntary

Dedication: Second Temple

Dedication: Solemn Confirmation of a Covenant

Dedication: Solomon's Temple

Dedication: Subjects of Houses when Built

Dedication: Subjects of Persons

Dedication: Subjects of Property

Dedication: Subjects of Second Temple

Dedication: Subjects of Spoils of War

Dedication: Subjects of Tabernacle

Dedication: Subjects of Temple of Solomon

Dedication: Subjects of Tribute from Foreigners

Dedication: Subjects of Walls of Cities

Dedication: Things Dedicated to God for Support of Priests

Dedication: Things Dedicated to God: Applied to the Repair and Maintenance of the Temple

Dedication: Things Dedicated to God: Esteemed Holy

Dedication: Things Dedicated to God: Given to Propitiate Enemies

Dedication: Things Dedicated to God: Law Respecting the Release of

Dedication: Things Dedicated to God: Levites Place Over

Dedication: Things Dedicated to God: Placed With the Treasures of the Lord's House

Dedication: Things Dedicated to God: Special Chambers Prepared For

Related Terms

Dedication-offering (3 Occurrences)

Dedication-gift (3 Occurrences)

Dedication-song (1 Occurrence)

Eriaku

Eri-aku

Ezra (28 Occurrences)

Shemaiah (40 Occurrences)

Fasts (3 Occurrences)

Feasts (45 Occurrences)

Justices (2 Occurrences)

Lyres (21 Occurrences)

Lutes (16 Occurrences)

Firstling (8 Occurrences)

Thanksgivings (6 Occurrences)

Treasurers (5 Occurrences)

Deputies (14 Occurrences)

Dedicate (17 Occurrences)

Magistrates (18 Occurrences)

Psalteries (16 Occurrences)

Provincial (7 Occurrences)

Prefects (18 Occurrences)

Burnt (392 Occurrences)

Celebrated (24 Occurrences)

Counsellors (21 Occurrences)

Counselors (21 Occurrences)

Accompaniment (1 Occurrence)

Firstborn (119 Occurrences)

Stringed (34 Occurrences)

Sheriffs (2 Occurrences)

Sherifs (2 Occurrences)

Satraps (12 Occurrences)

Solomon's (56 Occurrences)

Advisers (22 Occurrences)

Cymbals (15 Occurrences)

Hymns (6 Occurrences)

Princes (324 Occurrences)

Nehemiah (9 Occurrences)

Anointed (132 Occurrences)

Gladness (83 Occurrences)

Psalms (44 Occurrences)

Judah (802 Occurrences)

Leaders (167 Occurrences)

Nazirite (10 Occurrences)

Thanksgiving (49 Occurrences)

Crown (94 Occurrences)

Nebuchadnez'zar (55 Occurrences)

Zechariah (55 Occurrences)

Bullocks (50 Occurrences)

Singing (65 Occurrences)

Festival (62 Occurrences)

Governors (43 Occurrences)

He-goats (38 Occurrences)

Feast (209 Occurrences)

Bulls (68 Occurrences)

Celebrate (66 Occurrences)

Worship (332 Occurrences)

Provinces (40 Occurrences)

Psalm (213 Occurrences)

Honourable (72 Occurrences)

Rams (81 Occurrences)

Temple (614 Occurrences)

Fire (602 Occurrences)

Oblation (208 Occurrences)

Hallel

200 (6 Occurrences)

100 (8 Occurrences)

60 (1 Occurrence)

400 (1 Occurrence)

Nethaneel (14 Occurrences)

Nethanel (14 Occurrences)

Uzzi (11 Occurrences)

Jehohanan (9 Occurrences)

Ladles (3 Occurrences)

Gilalai (1 Occurrence)

Gloat (11 Occurrences)

Wake (34 Occurrences)

Winter (22 Occurrences)

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