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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Sabbath, Court of the

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(מוּסִךְ השִּׁבָּת, musak hash-shabbath; Sept. θεμέλιος τῆς καθέδρας τῶν σαββάτων ; Vulg. Musach sabbati, 2 Kings 16:18), is understood to mean a canopy under which Ahaz used to stand, at the entrance of the porch of the Temple, when he attended the service; but which he removed when he became an idolater, to show his contempt, and his intention of not resorting thither any more. (See COURT). So we see in 2 Chronicles 28:24 that "he shut up the doors of the house of God" that none might enter to worship. (See AHAZ).


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Sabbath, Court of the'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/s/sabbath-court-of-the.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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