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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Forehead

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1. aph , 'nose.' Ezekiel 16:12 is better translated 'ring upon thy nose.'

2. metsach, μέτωπον, used as a symbol of manifest character. Israel in apostasy is described as having a harlot's forehead, and refusing to be ashamed. Jeremiah 3:3 . Ezekiel's forehead was made as hardas adamant, because of the hardness of Israel's forehead, with whom he had to contend. Ezekiel 3:8,9 . Aaron wore a plate of gold on his forehead, with 'Holiness to the Lord' engraved thereon, that he might bear the iniquity of the holy things which the children of Israel should offer. Exodus 28:36-38 . God set a mark upon the foreheads of those that sighed and cried for the abominations that were done in Jerusalem, and the rest of the inhabitants were to be slain. Ezekiel 9:4,6 . So, in a future day the servants of God will have His mark in their foreheads; Satan will also cause his followers to have a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads. All will then have to be manifest as to whom they belong. Revelation 7:3 ; Revelation 9:4 ; Revelation 13:16 ; Rev.14:1,9; Rev.17:5; Rev.20:4.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Forehead '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/f/forehead.html. 1897.

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
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