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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Something exhibited to view; usually, something presented to view as extraordinary, or as unusual and worthy of special notice; a remarkable or noteworthy sight; a show; a pageant; a gazingstock.

2. (n.) A spy-glass; a looking-glass.

3. (n.) An optical instrument consisting of two lenses set in a light frame, and worn to assist sight, to obviate some defect in the organs of vision, or to shield the eyes from bright light.

4. (n.) Fig.: An aid to the intellectual sight.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

spek'-ta-k'-l (theatron): Occurs twice in the New Testament:

(1) of the place where assemblies or exhibitions Were held (Acts 19:29, "theatre");

(2) figuratively of the suffering apostles (1 Corinthians 4:9).

2302. theatron -- a theater, a spectacle
... a theater, a spectacle. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: theatron Phonetic
Spelling: (theh'-at-ron) Short Definition: a theatre, spectacle ...
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2335. theoria -- a viewing, hence a spectacle
... a viewing, hence a spectacle. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: theoria
Phonetic Spelling: (theh-o-ree'-ah) Short Definition: a sight, spectacle ...
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2301. theatrizo -- to make a spectacle of
... to make a spectacle of. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: theatrizo Phonetic
Spelling: (theh-at-rid'-zo) Short Definition: I make a public show of Definition ...
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3705. horama -- that which is seen
... that which is seen. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: horama Phonetic
Spelling: (hor'-am-ah) Short Definition: a spectacle, vision Definition: a ...
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2300. theaomai -- to behold, look upon
... 2300 (from , "to gaze at a spectacle") -- properly, gaze on (contemplate) as a ;
to observe , especially to something (grasp its ); to see ( on) so as to ...
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2358. thriambeuo -- to triumph
... triumph. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: thriambeuo Phonetic Spelling:
(three-am-byoo'-o) Short Definition: I lead around, make a spectacle of Definition ...
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5324. phantazo -- to make visible, to become visible
... sight. From a derivative of phaino; to make apparent, ie (passively) to appear
(neuter participle as noun, a spectacle) -- sight. see GREEK phaino. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7210. roi -- looking, seeing, sight
... Word Origin from raah Definition looking, seeing, sight NASB Word Usage appearance
(1), seeing (1), seen (1), sees (1), sight (1), spectacle (1), who (1). ...
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8259. shaqaph -- to overhang, look out or down
... A primitive root; properly, to lean out (of a window), ie (by implication) peep
or gaze (passively, be a spectacle) -- appear, look (down, forth, out). ...
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But what a Spectacle is that Fast-Approaching Advent of Our Lord.. ...
... Chapter XXX. But what a spectacle is that fast-approaching advent of
our Lord� ... How vast a spectacle then bursts upon the eye! ...
/.../tertullian/the shows or de spectaculis/chapter xxx but what a.htm

This Spectacle once Seen
... THE THIRD CENTURY 60 This spectacle once seen. This spectacle once seen, will
never be forgotten. It is a great part of the beatific vision. ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/60 this spectacle once seen.htm

It Remains for us to Examine the "Spectacle" Most Noted of All...
... It remains for us to examine the "spectacle" most noted of all� It remains for us
to examine the "spectacle" most noted of all, and in highest favour. ...
/.../tertullian/the shows or de spectaculis/chapter xii it remains for.htm

At Last the Assembly is Dissolved, the Spectacle of this Life ...
... Piece XLVII. At last the assembly is dissolved, the spectacle of this life
ceaseth� At last the assembly is dissolved, the spectacle ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/piece xlvii at last the.htm

It is Time to Describe the Great and Celebrated Spectacle of ...
... Book VIII. Chapter XI. It is time to describe the great and celebrated
spectacle of Pamphilus� 1. It is time to describe the great ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pamphilius/church history/chapter xi it is time.htm

Three Afternoons Off the Track
... Oh what an appalling spectacle! A great white man!". ... And now that the spectacle was
safe in the house, the instincts of hospitality urged clean mats and betel. ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter ii three afternoons off.htm

The Ideal of To-Day
... That aspect of things which now engages us with the fascination of a new and vast
discovery is what we term "Evolution." Its spectacle, on the one hand ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/merriam/the chief end of man/ii the ideal of to-day.htm

Ephesians iv. 3-Jan
... A spectacle this, which may suffice for every other, to behold Paul bound, and led
forth from his prison; to behold him bound, and sitting within it, what ...
/.../homily ix ephesians iv 3-jan.htm

Objections Considered.
... It is gloomier than hell itself." True, there might be a gloomier spectacle in the
universe than hell itself; and for this very reason it is, as we have seen ...
/.../chapter vii objections considered.htm

Job --Groping
... We see that Job, in all his terrible trials, was being made a spectacle unto the
world, and unto angels, and unto men: a splendid spectacle as it turned out ...
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Spectacle (6 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) Fig.: An aid to the intellectual sight. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
SPECTACLE. ... Multi-Version Concordance Spectacle (6 Occurrences). ...
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Gazing-stock (2 Occurrences)
... gaz'-ing-stok: This obsolete word occurs twice: (1) in Nahum 3:6, as the translation
of ro'i, "a sight" or "spectacle" (from ra'ah, "to look," "see," also "to ...
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Gazingstock (2 Occurrences)
... gaz'-ing-stok: This obsolete word occurs twice: (1) in Nahum 3:6, as the translation
of ro'i, "a sight" or "spectacle" (from ra'ah, "to look," "see," also "to ...
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Show (1340 Occurrences)
... 9. (n.) That which is shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen;
a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a traveling show; a cattle show. 10. ...
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Parade (1 Occurrence)
... 4. (vt) That which is displayed; a show; a spectacle; an imposing procession; the
movement of any body marshaled in military order; as, a parade of firemen. ...
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Scene (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; the part of a theater
in which the acting is done, with its adjuncts and decorations; the stage ...
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Shew (226 Occurrences)
... However, in Sirach 43:1 (horama, "spectacle" (so the Revised Version (British and
American))) and in Colossians 2:15 deigmatizo, "to display") "shew ...
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Speckled (9 Occurrences)

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... Nero offered his own gardens for that spectacle, and exhibited a Circensian game,
indiscriminately mingling with the common people in the habit of a charioteer ...
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Universe (19 Occurrences)
... For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men. (See NIV).
1 Corinthians 4:13 when slandered, we try to conciliate. ...
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Spectacle (6 Occurrences)

Luke 23:48
All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts.
(See NAS)

1 Corinthians 4:9
For, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.

Colossians 2:15
having stripped the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
(See NIV)

Hebrews 10:33
This was partly through allowing yourselves to be made a public spectacle amid reproaches and persecutions, and partly through coming forward to share the sufferings of those who were thus treated.

Ezekiel 28:17
Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I have cast you to the ground; I have laid you before kings, that they may see you.
(See NIV)

Nahum 3:6
I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle.



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