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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Idol

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Jeremiah 22:28 (a) This type refers to a man who had been extolled by the people and then had been cast down. The hopes of the people were wrecked with his downfall.

Zechariah 11:17 (a) This is a reference to a religious leader who, after winning the hearts of his people, deserts them and leaves them empty, hungry and helpless.

1 John 5:21 (b) An idol in the Christian's life is anything or any person that takes the heart and love away from the Lord or that comes between the child of GOD and GOD. It may be money, fame, pleasure, companionship, or even a religious activity.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Idol'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/i/idol.html. 1957.

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