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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2379 - θυσιαστήριον
- the altar for slaying and burning of victims used of
- the altar of whole burnt offerings which stood in the court of the priests in the temple at Jerusalem
- the altar of incense which stood in the sanctuary or the Holy Place
- any other altar
- metaph., the cross on which Christ suffered an expiatory death: to eat of this altar i.e. to appropriate to one's self the fruits of Christ's expiatory death
altar, ib. Exodus 27:1, al., Matthew 23:18, J. AJ 8.4.1, Cod.Just. 126.96.36.199.
† θυσιαστήριον , -ου , τό
(< θυσιάζω , to sacrifice),
[in LXX (where the word first appears) very freq., nearly always for H4056;]
(a) generally, James 2:21; pl., Romans 11:3 (LXX); metaph., Hebrews 13:10 (v. Westc., in l, and esp. his add, note on the history of the word, 455 ff.);
(b) of the altar of burnt-offering in the Temple, Matthew 5:23-24; Matthew 23:18-20; Matthew 23:35, Luke 11:51, 1 Corinthians 9:13; 1 Corinthians 10:18, Hebrews 7:13, Revelation 11:1;
(c) of the altar of incense in the sanctuary (Exodus 30:1, al.), Luke 1:11; symbolically in Heaven, Revelation 6:9; Revelation 8:3; Revelation 9:13; Revelation 14:18; Revelation 16:7 (Cremer, 292).†
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