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Fornication

Fornication [N] [E]

See Immorality, Sexual

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Edited by Walter A. Elwell
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Elwell, Walter A. "Entry for 'Fornication'". "Evangelical Dictionary of Theology". . 1997.

Fornication [N] [B]

in every form of it was sternly condemned by the Mosaic law ( Leviticus 21:9 ; 19:29 ; Deuteronomy 22:20 Deuteronomy 22:21 Deuteronomy 22:23-29 ; 23:18 ; Exodus 22:16 ). (See ADULTERY .)

But this word is more frequently used in a symbolical than in its ordinary sense. It frequently means a forsaking of God or a following after idols ( Isaiah 1:2 ; Jeremiah 2:20 ; Ezek. 16; Hosea 1:2 ; 2:1-5 ; Jeremiah 3:8 Jeremiah 3:9 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
[J] indicates this entry was also found in Jack Van Impe's Prophecy Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Fornication". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Fornication

Sexual immorality.

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But FORNICATION, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. ( Ephesian 5:1-4 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Fornication'". A King James Dictionary.

FORNICATION

for-ni-ka'-shun.

See CRIMES.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'FORNICATION'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.