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Short portionsof the law written on strips of parchment, whichwere placed in a case made of calf skin, and wornupon the forehead and the left arm, supposed to be in obedience to Deuteronomy 6:8 ; Deuteronomy 11:18 . The Pharisees and scribes made them large to attract attention; it was their being made 'broad' that was condemned by the Lord. Matthew 23:5 . In later times they were worn as a sort of charm. See FRONTLET.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Phylactery '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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