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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Curious arts

(Acts 19:19), magical arts; jugglery practised by the Ephesian conjurers. Ephesus was noted for its wizard and the "Ephesian spells;" i.e., charms or scraps of parchment written over with certain formula, which were worn as a safeguard against all manner of evils. The more important and powerful of these charms were written out in books which circulated among the exorcists, and were sold at a great price.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact.

2. (a.) Exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill.

3. (a.) Careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with after or of.

4. (a.) Exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CURIOUS

ku'-ri-us (machashebheth; periergos): The above Hebrew word, meaning "thought," "device," "design," is translated "curious," Exodus 35:32 the King James Version "curious works"; the English Revised Version "cunning"; the American Standard Revised Version "skilful"; cheshebh ("device," "devised work"), translated the King James Version "curious girdle," is translated by the English Revised Version "cunningly woven band," the American Standard Revised Version "skilfully" (Exodus 28:8, 27, 28; Exodus 29:5; Exodus 39:5, 20, 21 Leviticus 8:7). In Psalm 139:15 raqam, "embroidered," "variegated" is used figuratively of a child in the womb, translated "curiously wrought"; "the body or the fetus is described as woven together of so many different-colored threads, like a cunning and beautiful network or tapestry" (Perowne in the place cited.). See also CURDLE. Periergos, "working round about," is used of the "curious arts" of some in Ephesus who brought their books to be burned (Acts 19:19 the American Standard Revised Version "magical").

See ASTROLOGY 14.

W. L. Walker

Greek
4021. periergos -- overly careful, curious, meddling, subst. a ...
... 4020, 4021. periergos. 4022 . overly careful, curious, meddling, subst. a
busybody. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: periergos ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4021.htm - 7k
Strong's Hebrew
4284. machashabah -- thought, device
... 4), thoughts (19), ways (1). cunning work, curious work, imagination, invented,
means, purpose, thought. Or machashebeth {makh-ash ...
/hebrew/4284.htm - 6k

2805. chesheb -- ingenious work
... curious girdle. From chashab; a belt or strap (as being interlaced) -- curious girdle.
see HEBREW chashab. 2804, 2805. chesheb. 2806 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

A Curious Interruption
... Chapter 4. Preaching Incidents; Wesley's Labor Colony; Dispute with Whitefield;
Curious Interruptions; The Mother of the Wesleys A Curious Interruption. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/a curious interruption.htm

Of Avoiding of Curious Inquiry into the Life of Another
... ON INWARD CONSOLATION CHAPTER XXIV Of avoiding of curious inquiry into the life
of another. "My Son, be not curious, nor trouble thyself with vain cares. ...
/.../kempis/imitation of christ/chapter xxiv of avoiding of.htm

The Twenty-Fourth Chapter: Avoiding Curious Inquiry About the ...
... BOOK THREE. INTERNAL CONSOLATION The Twenty-Fourth Chapter: Avoiding Curious Inquiry
About the Lives of Others. The Voice of Christ MY CHILD, do not be curious. ...
/.../kempis/the imitation of christ/the twenty-fourth chapter avoiding curious.htm

We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which ...
... A TREATISE OF CHRISTIAN LOVE. John xiii. 35. Chapter IV. We shall not be curious
in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love� ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/chapter iv we shall not.htm

As Pictures are Made Curious by Lights and Shades
... THE FIRST CENTURY 41 As pictures are made curious by lights and shades.
As pictures are made curious by lights and shades, which ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/41 as pictures are made.htm

Suppose a Curious and Fair Woman
... THE SECOND CENTURY 68 Suppose a curious and fair woman. Suppose a curious and fair
woman. Some have seen the beauties of Heaven in such a person. ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/68 suppose a curious and.htm

A Curious Inconsistency in Hermogenes Exposed Certain Expressions ...
... Chapter XXVIII."A Curious Inconsistency in Hermogenes Exposed Certain Expressions
in The History of Creation Vindicated in The True Sense. ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter xxviii a curious inconsistency in.htm

Curious views Respecting God's Method of Working with Matter ...
... Chapter XLIV."Curious Views Respecting God's Method of Working with Matter Exposed
Discrepancies in the Heretic's Opinion About God's Local Relation to Matter ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter xliv curious views respecting gods.htm

That a Man Should not be a Curious Searcher of the Sacrament, but ...
... OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR CHAPTER XVIII That a man should not be a curious searcher
of the Sacrament, but a humble imitator of Christ, submitting his sense ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/kempis/imitation of christ/chapter xviii that a man.htm

Diamond Woke Very Early in the Morning, and Thought what a Curious ...
... Chapter 3 Diamond woke very early in the morning, and thought what a curious
dream he had� Diamond woke very early in the morning ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 3 diamond woke very.htm

Thesaurus
Curious (18 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Curious arts. (Acts 19:19), magical arts; jugglery practised
by the Ephesian conjurers. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CURIOUS. ...
/c/curious.htm - 14k

Girdle (44 Occurrences)
... (5.) Hebrews hesheb, the "curious girdle" (Exodus 28:8; RV, "cunningly woven band")
was attached to the ephod, and was made of the same material. ...
/g/girdle.htm - 24k

Gird (44 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:8 And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the
same, according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and ...
/g/gird.htm - 20k

Breast-plate (22 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:28 And they shall bind the breast-plate by its rings to the rings of the
ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ...
/b/breast-plate.htm - 12k

Ephod (45 Occurrences)
... over the shoulders (hence in Latin called superhumerale) by clasps or buckles of
gold or precious stones, and fastened round the waist by a "curious girdle of ...
/e/ephod.htm - 27k

Curiously (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a curious manner. Multi-Version Concordance
Curiously (1 Occurrence). Psalms 139:15 My substance ...
/c/curiously.htm - 6k

Cunning (43 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Knowing; skillful; dexterous. 2. (a.) Wrought
with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work. ...
/c/cunning.htm - 22k

Loosed (41 Occurrences)
... 28:28 And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of
the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ...
/l/loosed.htm - 19k

Nightmonster
... It is most curious and interesting to observe that this ghost-demon lived on through
the history of the Babylonian religion, and was carried out into the ...
/n/nightmonster.htm - 17k

Night-monster
... It is most curious and interesting to observe that this ghost-demon lived on through
the history of the Babylonian religion, and was carried out into the ...
/n/night-monster.htm - 17k

Concordance
Curious (18 Occurrences)

Acts 19:19
Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 26:1
Moreover, thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubim of curious work shalt thou make them.
(WBS)

Exodus 26:31
And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of curious work: with cherubim shall it be made.
(WBS)

Exodus 28:6
And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, with curious work.
(WBS)

Exodus 28:8
And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
(KJV WBS)

Exodus 28:27
And two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the other coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
(KJV WBS)

Exodus 28:28
And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.
(KJV WBS)

Exodus 31:4
To devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
(WBS)

Exodus 35:32
And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
(KJV WBS)

Exodus 35:33
And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of curious work.
(WBS)

Exodus 35:35
Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the skillful workmen, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise curious work.
(WBS)

Exodus 36:8
And every wise-hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: he made them with cherubim of curious work.
(WBS)

Exodus 36:35
And he made a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim he made it of curious work.
(WBS)

Exodus 39:3
And they beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with curious work.
(WBS)

Exodus 39:5
And the curious girdle of his ephod, that was upon it, was of the same, according to the work thereof; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the LORD commanded Moses.
(KJV WBS)

Exodus 39:8
And he made the breast-plate of curious work, like the work of the ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
(WBS)

Exodus 39:21
And they did bind the breastplate by his rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.
(KJV WBS)

Leviticus 8:7
And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.
(KJV WBS)

Subtopics

Curiosity

Curiosity of Abraham, to Know Whether God Would Destroy the Righteous People Who Lived in Sodom

Curiosity of Angels, to Look Into the Mysteries of Salvation

Curiosity of Daniel, to Know a Vision

Curiosity of Eve

Curiosity of Herod (Antipas), to See Jesus

Curiosity of Jacob, to Know the Name of the Angel

Curiosity of Manoah, to Know the Name of an Angel

Curiosity of the Athenians, to Hear some New Thing

Curiosity of the Babylonians, to See Hezekiah's Treasures

Curiosity of the Disciples, to Know Whether Jesus Would Restore the Kingdom of the Jews

Curiosity of the People of Beth-Shemish, to Look Inside the Ark of the Covenant

Curiosity: A Disciple, to Know If Few Would be Saved

Curiosity: And to See Jesus

Curiosity: General Scriptures Concerning

Curiosity: To Know What John Would be Appointed to Do

Curiosity: To Know What Was Being Done With Jesus

Curiosity: To See God

Curiosity: To See Lazarus, After he Was Raised from the Dead

Curiosity: To Witness the offering in the Holy of Holies

Curious

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