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Robbers Of Temples

ROBBERS OF TEMPLES

(hierosuloi, "guilty of sacrilege"):

A term used by the town clerk of Ephesus (Acts 19:37, the King James Version "robbers of churches"). As the temple of Diana (Artemas) had a great treasure-chamber, the offense might not be unknown among them; compare Romans 2:22.

In 2 Macc 4:42 the King James Version the epithet "church-robber" (the Revised Version (British and American) "author of the sacrilege") is applied to LYSIMACHUS (which see).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ROBBERS OF TEMPLES'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.