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po - lū´shun ( גּאל , gā'al , "to pollute"; ἀλίσγημα , alı́sgēma , "contamination"): In Malachi 1:7 , "Ye offer polluted bread," i.e. not actually unclean, but worthless, common (compare Ezra 2:62 ), bread here being used metonymically for sacrificial offerings generally (compare Leviticus 21:6; Matthew 6:11 ). The phrase in Acts 15:20 , "the pollutions of idols," is explained in Acts 15:29 by "things sacrificed (the King James Version "meats offered") to idols."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Pollution'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​p/pollution.html. 1915.
 
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