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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

TEMPLES

tem'-p'lz (raqqah, "thinness," "upper cheeks"):

The original signifies the thinnest part of the skull (Judges 4:21,22; 5:26). In Song of Solomon 4:3; 6:7, the bride's cheeks are likened to pomegranates because of the rich coloring of a slice of this fruit.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'TEMPLES'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T8662>. 1915.