Dedicate; Dedication


ded'-i-kat, ded-ika'-shun (chanukkah, "initiation," "consecration"; qadhesh, "to be clean," "sanctify"; cherem, "a thing devoted (to God)"):

Often used in Hebrew of the consecration of persons, but usually in the English Versions of the Bible of the setting apart of things to a sacred use, as of the altar (Numbers 7:10,84,88; compare Daniel 3:2,3, "the dedication of the image"), of silver and gold (2 Samuel 8:11; 2 Kings 12:4), of the Temple (1 Kings 8:63; Ezra 6:16; compare Exodus 29:44), of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:27), of private dwellings (Deuteronomy 20:5). the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "devoted" for "dedicated" in Ezekiel 44:29. See CONSECRATION; SANCTIFICATION.

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