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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary


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In the language of Scripture, the word abomination for the most part means idolatry. Thus we read, (2 Kings 23:13,) that Ashtoreth was the abomination (that is the idol) of the Zidonians; Chemosh, the abomination of the Moabites; and Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites. Hence our Lord forewarned his disciples, that when they saw the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, in the holy place, namely, the temple, they should accept this, as a token, that Jerusalem would be destroyed, and should accordingly then take their flight. And this was done, when Titus Vespasian's army put up the image of idolatry in the temple. Compare (Daniel 9:27 with Matthew 24:15. and Mark 13:14.)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Abomination'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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