). Old word to make foul, to stink, to have abhorrence for. In LXX, in N.T. only here and Revelation 21:8
. The very word used by Jesus to express their horror of idols (eidwla
, see on Acts 7:41
; 1 Corinthians 12:2
). See Matthew 24:15
for "abomination." Dost thou rob temples?
). Old verb from ierosulo
( Acts 19:37
) and that from ieron
, temple, and sulaw
, to rob. The town clerk ( Acts 19:37
) said that these Jews (Paul and his companions) were "not robbers of temples," proof that the charge was sometimes made against Jews, though expressly forbidden the Jews (Josephus, Ant
. IV. 8, 10). Paul refers to the crime of robbing idol temples in spite of the defilement of contact with idolatry.