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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

tem'-p'lz (raqqah, "thinness," "upper cheeks"): The original signifies the thinnest part of the skull (Judges 4:21, 22; Judges 5:26). In Songs 4:3; Songs 6:7, the bride's cheeks are likened to pomegranates because of the rich coloring of a slice of this fruit.

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

Greek
2417. hierosulos -- robbing temples
... robbing temples. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: hierosulos Phonetic
Spelling: (hee-er-os'-oo-los) Short Definition: robbing temples, sacrilegious ...
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2416. hierosuleo -- to rob a temple
... temple. Word Origin from hierosulos Definition to rob a temple NASB Word
Usage rob temples (1). rob temples, commit sacrilege. From ...
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3485. naos -- a temple
... Word Origin probably akin to naio (to inhabit) Definition a temple NASB Word Usage
shrines (1), temple (42), temple sanctuary (1), temples (1). shrine, temple. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6285. peah -- corner, side
... corner, side NASB Word Usage boundary (1), corner (1), corners (6), edges (2), forehead
(2), sector (1), side (69), side-growth (1), sides (1), temples (1). ...
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7541. raqqah -- the temple (part of the head)
... temple. Word Origin from the same as raq Definition the temple (part of
the head) NASB Word Usage temple (3), temples (2). temple. ...
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1004. bayith -- a house
... 1), perfume* (1), place (2), places (1), prison* (15), residence (1), room (6),
rooms (1), shrine* (1), temple (36), temple to the house (1), temples (2), tomb ...
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1964. hekal -- a palace, temple
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition a palace, temple NASB Word Usage court (1),
nave (14), palace (7), palaces (4), temple (53), temples (1). palace, temple. ...
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Library

Temples of God
... CORINTHIANS (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) TEMPLES OF GOD. ... And so, if the Church as
a whole is a Temple, it is only because all its members are temples of God. ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/temples of god.htm

Of the Destruction of the Temples all Over the Empire.
... Book V. Chapter XX."Of the destruction of the temples all over the Empire.
Now the right faithful emperor diverted his energies ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter xx of the destruction of.htm

Christians, Temples of the Living God
... Christians, Temples of the Living God. Isaiah, speaking of the glory of
gospel days, said, "Men have not heard nor perceived by the ...
/.../selected sermons of george whitefield/christians temples of the living.htm

Of the Idol Temples which were Destroyed by John in Phoenicia.
... Book V. Chapter XXIX."Of the idol temples which were destroyed by John
in Phoenicia. On receiving information that Phoenicia was ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter xxix of the idol temples.htm

Demolition of the Idolatrous Temples at Alexandria, and the ...
... Book V. Chapter XVI."Demolition of the Idolatrous Temples at Alexandria, and
the Consequent Conflict between the Pagans and Christians. ...
/.../chapter xvi demolition of the idolatrous.htm

And If, Further, Temples are to be Compared with Temples...
... Chapter XIX. And if, further, temples are to be compared with temples
And if, further, temples are to be compared with temples ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xix and if further.htm

Destruction of Idol Temples and Images Everywhere.
... Book III. Chapter LIV."Destruction of Idol Temples and Images everywhere.
All these things the emperor diligently performed to ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter liv destruction of idol temples.htm

Temples Built by Constantine the Great; the City Called by his ...
... Chapter III."Temples built by Constantine the Great; the City called by his Name;
its Founding; the Buildings within it; the Temple of Michael the Archsoldier ...
/.../chapter iii temples built by constantine.htm

Martin Destroys Heathen Temples and Altars.
... Martin. Chapter XIV. Martin destroys Heathen Temples and Altars. Nor did he show
less eminence, much about the same time, in other transactions of a like kind. ...
/.../life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xiv martin destroys heathen.htm

The Temples and the Gods of Chaldaea
... CHAPTER II"THE TEMPLES AND THE GODS OF CHALDAEA. THE CONSTRUCTION AND REVENUES
OF THE TEMPLES"THE POPULAR GODS AND THE THEOLOGICAL ...
/.../chapter iithe temples and the.htm

Thesaurus
Temples (17 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ROBBERS OF TEMPLES. (hierosuloi, "guilty of
sacrilege"): A term ... LYSIMACHUS (which see). TEMPLES. tem'-p'lz ...
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Robbers (21 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ROBBERS OF TEMPLES. (hierosuloi, "guilty of
sacrilege ... which see). TEMPLES, ROBBERS OF. (hierosuloi; the ...
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Calah (2 Occurrences)
... ruin, he rebuilt it, and it thereafter became practically the capital of the country,
for he not only reerected or restored its shrines and temples-the temple ...
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Nile (37 Occurrences)
... THE NILE IN HISTORY 1. The Location of Temples 2. The Location of Cemeteries
3. The Damming of the Nile 4. Egyptian Famines III. ...
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Pergamum (2 Occurrences)
... On the hill between these two streams the first city stood, and there also stood
the acropolis, the chief temples, and theaters of the later city. ...
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Pergamos (1 Occurrence)
... On the hill between these two streams the first city stood, and there also stood
the acropolis, the chief temples, and theaters of the later city. ...
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Erech (2 Occurrences)
... 3. Its Patron-Deities and Their Temples: Two great deities, Ishtar and Nanaa, were
worshipped in this city, the temple of the former being E-anna, "the house ...
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Nail (9 Occurrences)
... 15:3), more especially a tent-peg (Exodus 27:19; 35:18; 38:20), with one of which
Jael (qv) pierced the temples of Sisera (Judges 4:21, 22). ...
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Tent-pin (4 Occurrences)
... Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent-pin, and took a hammer in her hand,
and went softly unto him, and smote the pin into his temples, and it pierced ...
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Jael (6 Occurrences)
... used for driving it into the ground, and stealthily approaching her sleeping guest,
with one well-directed blow drove the nail through his temples into the ...
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Concordance
Temples (17 Occurrences)

Acts 7:48
However, the Most High doesn't dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says,
(WEB KJV WBS)

Acts 17:24
The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn't dwell in temples made with hands,
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 19:24
For a certain man by name Demetrius, a silver-beater, making silver temples of Artemis, brought no small gain to the artisans;
(DBY)

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

Romans 2:22
You who say a man shouldn't commit adultery. Do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
(WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 13:41
If his hair has fallen off from the front part of his head, he is forehead bald. He is clean.
(See RSV)

Leviticus 19:27
"'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard.
(See RSV)

Judges 4:21
Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent peg, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him, and struck the pin into his temples, and it pierced through into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep; so he swooned and died.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Judges 4:22
Behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said to him, "Come, and I will show you the man whom you seek." He came to her; and behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent peg was in his temples.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Judges 5:26
She put her hand to the tent peg, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer. With the hammer she struck Sisera. She struck through his head. Yes, she pierced and struck through his temples.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Song of Songs 4:3
Your lips are like scarlet thread. Your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Song of Songs 6:7
Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 9:26
Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that have the corners of their hair cut off, who dwell in the wilderness; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 43:12
I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captive: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd puts on his garment; and he shall go forth from there in peace.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 43:13
He shall also break the pillars of Beth Shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of Egypt shall he burn with fire.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Hosea 8:14
For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Joel 3:5
Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my finest treasures into your temples,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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