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Robbers of Temples

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( ἱερόσυλοι , hierósuloi , "guilty of sacrilege"): A term used by the town clerk of Ephesus ( Acts 19:37 , the King James Version "robbers of churches"). As the temple of Diana (Artemas) had a great treasure-chamber, the offense might not be unknown among them; compare Romans 2:22 .

In 2 Maccabees 4:42 the King James Version the epithet "church-robber" (the Revised Version (British and American) "author of the sacrilege") is applied to LYSIMACHUS (which see).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Robbers of Temples'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​r/robbers-of-temples.html. 1915.
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