Amazement; mental surprise, excitement, wonder; often the cause of the startled emotion, as in Deuteronomy 28:37: "Thou shall become an astonishment." The chosen people, visited with calamities for idolatry would become a source of amazement to all nations (Jeremiah 25:9,11,18); Solomon's' lofty and beautiful temple would be "an astonishment" (2 Chronicles 7:21 the King James Version). For original terms and fuller study see ASTONISHED.

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