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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4720 - מִקְדָּשׁ
1) sacred place, sanctuary, holy place
1a1) of the temple
1a2) of the tabernacle
1a3) of Ezekiel’s temple
1a4) of Jehovah
V) sdq (קדסה QDSh) - Set apart: To set someone or something apart for a special purpose. KJV (172): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) sanctify, hallow, dedicate, holy, prepare, consecrate, appoint, bid, purify - Strongs: H6942 (קָדַשׁ)
gm) sdfq (קודסה QWDSh) - Set apart: Someone or something that has been separated from the rest for a special purpose. KJV (468): holy, sanctuary, hallowed, holiness, dedicated, consecrated - Strongs: H6944 (קֹדֶשׁ)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מִקְדָּשׁ m. (from the root קָדַשׁ), with Dag. euph. מִקְּדָשׁ Exodus 15:17, with suff. מִקְדָּשׁוֹ, once (unusually) מִקְדְּשׁוֹ Numbers 18:29.
(1) a holy thing, something consecrated, Num. loc. cit.
(2) a sanctuary, a holy place; specially used of the holy tabernacle of the Israelites, Exodus 25:8; Leviticus 12:4, 21:12 Numbers 10:21, 18:1 of the temple, 1 Chronicles 22:19; 2 Chronicles 29:21. Often more fully, מְקוֹם מִקְדַּשׁ יְיָ Isaiah 60:13 מְכוֹן מִקְדַּשׁ יְיָ Daniel 8:11. מִקְדַּשׁ מֶלֶךְ a sacred place which a king has, i.e. consecrated by him, Amos 7:13. Plur. מִקְדְּשֵׁי בֵּית יְיָ Jeremiah 51:51, the sanctuaries, the holy places of the temple; מִקְדְּשֵׁי אֵל Psalms 73:17 id.; but מִקְדְשֵׁי יִשְׂרָאֵל are the sanctuaries of Israel (Gentile and prohibited), Amos 7:9.
(3) an dsylum, since temples amongst the Hebrews, as amongst the Greeks, had the right of asylum, Isaiah 8:14; Ezekiel 11:16 (compare 1 Kings 1:50, 2:28 ).
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