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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1493 - εἰδωλεῖον
- an idol's temple, temple consecrated to idols
εἰδωλ-εῖον or εἰδώλ-ιον, τό, idol's temple, LXX 1 Maccabees 1:47; 1 Corinthians 8:10.
(Rec. -εῖον ), -ου , τό (< εἴδωλον ),
an idol's temple: 1 Corinthians 8:10 (cf. Ἀσταρτεῖον , 1 Samuel 31:10; v. ICC, in 1 Co, l.c.).†
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εἰδωλεῖον, or εἰδώλιον as the word is read in the best MSS., occurs several times in the LXX, but in the NT only in 1 Corinthians 8:10. No instance has been found as yet in profane Greek, but we may compare such analogous forms as Ἰσιεῖον and Ἀνουβιεῖον, shrines dedicated to Isis and Anubis : see e.g. P Tebt I. 5.70 f. (B.C. 118). The invitation in P Oxy I. 110 (ii/A.D.) δειπνῆσαι εἰς κλείνην τοῦ κυρίου Σαράπιδος ἐν τῷ Σαραπείῳ, ";to sup at the table (couch) of the lord Serapis in the Serapeum"; is also an excellent illustration of 1 Corinthians 8:10; 1 Corinthians 10:21; 1 Corinthians 10:27 : cf. P Oxy III. 523 (ii/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 97) and Wilcken Archiv iv. p. 211.
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