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Shrine

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A small building devoted to the worship of a particular deity, usually with an image of that god. Sometimes shrines were located in larger temples, set apart by a partition or niche in a wall. An Ephraimite, Micah, had a shrine in Israel during the days of the judges (Judges 17:5 ). He hired a Levite to administer worship at the site. Later, shrines were seen as pagan (2 Kings 17:29 ). King Josiah had them demolished during his reign (2 Kings 23:19 ). The apostle Paul confronted the silversmith Demitrius with his sin of selling shrines of the goddess Artemis (Acts 19:21-27 ). See Artemis ; High Place .


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Shrine'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/s/shrine.html. 1991.

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