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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Phylacteries

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Strips of vellum inscribed with certain texts of Scripture, enclosed in small cases of calf-skin, and attached to the forehead or the left arm; originally connected with acts of worship, they were eventually turned to superstitious uses, and employed sometimes as charms and sometimes by way of ostentatious display.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Phylacteries'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/p/phylacteries.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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