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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Pilgrim; Pilgrimage

pil´grim , pil´grimā́j : "Pilgrim" in English Versions of the Bible for παρεπίδημος , parepı́dēmos ( Hebrews 11:13; 1 Peter 2:11 ). "Pilgrimage" for מגור , māghōr (Genesis 47:9 (the Revised Version margin "sojournings"); Psalm 119:54; and (the King James Version) Exodus 6:4 (the Revised Version (British and American) "sojournings")). Both the Hebrew and Greek words contain the idea of foreign residence, but it is the residence and not travel that is implied. Consequently "pilgrim" is a poor translation, and "sojourner," "sojourning" should have been used throughout. In the New Testament passages heaven is thought of as the contrasted permanent dwelling-place, while the Old Testament usages seem to be without a contrast definitely in mind.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Pilgrim; Pilgrimage'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/p/pilgrim-pilgrimage.html. 1915.

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