Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Biblical Hebrew study & learning software: BMSoftware.com

• Help change the hearts of people one book at a time! Click to find out how!

• Bible software for Believing Study: SwordSearcher

• Looking for that lost cantata? Let US find it!

 
  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

 
  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

 
  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL

 

 

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Start Your Search
 
 
Choose a letter from below
to display alphabetical list:

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|Y|Z
 
    Printer friendly version
 
PreviousNext
IddoIdolatry
 
Additional Resources
 
Concordances
• Nave's Topical Bible
» Idol
Dictionaries
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
» Calf-Idol
» Idol, Idolatry
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
» Idol
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
» Idol
Lexicons
Greek - idol's temple
Greek - meats offered to idols, things offered in sacrifice to idols, things offered unto idols, things sacrificed unto idols, sacrificed to an idol, sacrificed to idols, thing sacrificed to idols, things sacrificed to idols
Greek - idol, idols
Hebrew - idol
Hebrew - idol
Hebrew - idol
Hebrew - idol
Hebrew - idol, idols
Hebrew - idol, idolatry, household idol, household idols
Hebrew - idol
Hebrew - idol, idols
Hebrew - idol, idols
Hebrew - idol, idols
Hebrew - idol, idols
Hebrew - idol
Hebrew - abominable idols, detestable idol, detestable idols
Buy This Resource
Paperback$3.97
Hardcover$11.87
Show me more … 
 
Idol

An image or anything used as an object of worship in place of the true God. Among the earliest objects of worship, regarded as symbols of deity, were the meteoric stones,which the ancients believed to have been images of the Gods sent down from heaven. From these they transferred their regard to rough unhewn blocks, to stone columns or pillars of wood, in which the divinity worshipped was supposed to dwell, and which were connected, like the sacred stone at Delphi, by being anointed with oil and crowned with wool on solemn days. Of the forms assumed by the idolatrous images we have not many traces in the Bible. Dagon, the fish-god of the Philistines, was a human figure terminating in a fish; and that the Syrian deities were represented in later times in a symbolical human shape we know for certainty. When the process of adorning the image was completed, it was placed in a temple or shrine appointed for it. Epist. (Jeremiah 12:1; Jeremiah 19:1) ... Wisd. 13:15; (1 Corinthians 18:10) From these temples the idols were sometimes carried in procession, Epist. (Jeremiah 4:26) on festival days. Their priests were maintained from the idol treasury, and feasted upon the meats which were appointed for the idols’ use. Bel and the Dragon 3,13.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Idol'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/sbd/view.cgi?number=T2087>. 1901.

  HOME    TOP

Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to corr@studylight.org
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to sugg@studylight.org
 

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2020, StudyLight.org