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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Only in the phrase "chambers of his imagery" (Ezek. 8:12). (see CHAMBER.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.

2. (n.) Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.

3. (n.) The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.

4. (n.) Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

im'-aj-ri, im'-a-jer-i (maskith): The reference (Ezekiel 8:12) is to chambers in the temple where the elders of Israel were wont to assemble and practice rites of an idolatrous character. What the imagery consisted of, we may gather from 8:10: symbolic representations of beasts and reptiles and "detestable things." It is thought that these symbols were of a zodiacal character. The worship of the planets was in vogue at the time of the prophet among the degenerate Israelites.


im'-aj-ri (maskith, "carved figure"): Only in Ezekiel 8:12, "every man in his chambers of imagery," i.e. dark chambers on whose walls were pictures in relief representing all kinds of reptiles and vermin, worshipped by elders of Israel. Some maintain that the cult was of foreign origin, either Egyptian (Bertholet, Commentary on Ezekiel), or Babylonian (Redpath, Westminster Commentary on Ezekiel); others that it was the revival of ancient superstitions of a totemistic kind which had survived in obscure circles in Israel (W.R. Smith, Lectures on the Religion of the Semites, revised edition, 357). The word here rendered "imagery" is elsewhere in the King James Version translated "image" (of stone) (Leviticus 26:1, the Revised Version (British and American) "figured stone"), "pictures" (Numbers 33:52, the Revised Version (British and American) "figured stones"; Proverbs 25:11, the Revised Version (British and American) "network"); twice it means imagination, conceit, i.e. a mental picture (Psalm 73:20 Proverbs 18:11). "Imagery" occurs once in Apocrypha (Sirach 38:27 the King James Version, eis homoiosai zographian, the Revised Version (British and American) "to preserve likeness in his portraiture").

D. Miall Edwards

4536. salpigx -- a trumpet
... people. ["The trumpet was the signal employed to call the hosts of Israel ,
and is common in prophetic imagery (Is 27:13). Cf. The ...
// - 7k
Strong's Hebrew
4906. maskith -- a showpiece, figure, imagination
... stones (1), imagination (1), imaginations (1), settings (1). conceit, imagery,
picture, wish. From the same as Sekuw; a figure (carved ...
/hebrew/4906.htm - 6k

Chambers of Imagery
... THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL CHAMBERS OF IMAGERY. 'Then said He unto me, Son of man,
hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/chambers of imagery.htm

The Hiding-Place
... I do not need to point out the exquisite beauty of the imagery or the pathos
and peace that breathe in the majestic rhythm of the words. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the hiding-place.htm

That Divine and Heavenly Things are Appropriately Revealed, Even ...
... 171] horses, and spear-bearing leaders of the host [172] , and whatever else was
transmitted by the Oracles to us under multifarious symbols of sacred imagery. ...
/.../dionysius/on the heavenly hierarchy/caput ii that divine and.htm

... revealed in these touching words: "How often would I have gathered thy children
together as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings." The imagery is homely ...
// to live a holy life/tenderness.htm

New Teaching in Parables' - the Parables to the People by the Lake ...
... vigour of youth. The imagery of the Sermon on the Mount' indicates that
winter's rain and storms were just past. [2778] Under that ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxiii new teaching in.htm

Prefatory Notice.
... the PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, and HOLY WAR, are apparently little aware of the glowing
genius, and fervent piety, and strong sense, and picturesque imagery, and racy ...
// riches of bunyan/prefatory notice.htm

Kingo, the Hymnwriter
... His imagery is rich and skillfully applied. ... This hymn presents all the finest traits
of Kingo's poetry, its vivid imagery, forceful style and robust faith. ...
/.../aaberg/hymns and hymnwriters of denmark/chapter four kingo the hymnwriter.htm

The Revelation of Peter. Introduction.
... influence. It has, in its imagery, little or no kinship with the Book of
Daniel, the Book of Enoch, or the Revelation of S. John. ...
/.../unknown/the apocalypse of peter/the revelation of peter introduction.htm

The Gifts to the Flock
... every one. The imagery of the sheep and the fold is still, of course, in
His mind, and colours the form of the representation. But ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the gifts to the flock.htm

The Revelation of St. John the Divine
... No book in the New Testament is so steeped as the Revelation in the imagery of the
Old Testament; Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah are constantly used. ...
/.../pullan/the books of the new testament/chapter xxv the revelation of.htm

Imagery (5 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Only in the phrase "chambers of his imagery" (Ezek.
8:12). (see CHAMBER.). ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHAMBERS OF IMAGERY. ...
/i/imagery.htm - 10k

Chambers (68 Occurrences)
... CHAMBERS OF IMAGERY. im'-aj-ri, im'-a-jer-i (maskith): The reference (Ezekiel
8:12) is to chambers in the temple where the elders ...
/c/chambers.htm - 30k

Beauty (98 Occurrences)
... Such is the imagery that from beginning to end is pictured as the home of
ethics-at first in its untried innocence and at last in its stalwart righteousness. ...
/b/beauty.htm - 45k

Songs (100 Occurrences)
... Devout souls have expressed their fervent love to God in the sensuous imagery
of Canticles. The imagery could not become too fervid ...
/s/songs.htm - 62k

Song (207 Occurrences)
... Devout souls have expressed their fervent love to God in the sensuous imagery
of Canticles. The imagery could not become too fervid ...
/s/song.htm - 78k

Habakkuk (3 Occurrences)
... be used in the worship of God. It is "unequalled in majesty and splendour
of language and imagery.". The passage in 2:4, "The just ...
/h/habakkuk.htm - 26k

... the Old Testament from Babel). (4) Bible Imagery: The theory of the
correctness of the imagery of the Bible. This is another of ...
/a/archaeology.htm - 61k

Criticism (1 Occurrence)
... the Old Testament from Babel). (4) Bible Imagery: The theory of the
correctness of the imagery of the Bible. This is another of ...
/c/criticism.htm - 101k

Amos (12 Occurrences)
... undulating hills of one of the bleakest districts of Palestine, "the waste howling
wilderness," which must have suggested some of the startling imagery of the ...
/a/amos.htm - 44k

Earth (10501 Occurrences)
... earth"; Isaiah 65:17, "I create new heavens and a new earth"; 2 Peter 3:13 compared
with 2 Peter 3:4-6 Revelation 21:1 compared with the imagery of paradise ...
/e/earth.htm - 26k

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Imagery: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Imagery (5 Occurrences)

Leviticus 26:1
Ye do not make to yourselves idols; and graven image or standing image ye do not set up to yourselves; and a stone of imagery ye do not put in your land, to bow yourselves to it; for I 'am' Jehovah your God.

Numbers 33:52
then ye have dispossessed all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and have destroyed all their imagery, yea, all their molten images ye destroy, and all their high places ye lay waste,

Proverbs 25:11
Apples of gold in imagery of silver, 'Is' the word spoken at its fit times.

Isaiah 2:16
For all the ships of Tarshish, and for all pleasant imagery.

Ezekiel 8:12
Then said he to me, Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in his chambers of imagery? for they say, Yahweh doesn't see us; Yahweh has forsaken the land.



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