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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Law concerning dedicated things

General references
Isaiah 3:27; Numbers 18:14; 1 Chronicles 26:26-27

Must be without blemish
Leviticus 22:18-23; Malachi 1:14

Not redeemable
Leviticus 27:28-29

Offering must be voluntary
Leviticus 1:3; Leviticus 22:19
Offerings; Vows

Of the tabernacle
Leviticus 4:7

Solomon's temple
Leviticus 11:8; 2 Chronicles 7:5

Second temple
Ezra 6:16-17

Of the wall of Jerusalem
Nehemiah 12:27-43

Of houses
Deuteronomy 20:5

Of Samuel by his mother
1 Samuel 1:11; 1 Samuel 1:22

For instances of liberality in dedicated things

Feast of
John 10:22; 1 Kings 8:65; 2 Chronicles 7:8-10

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The act of consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as the dedication of Solomons temple.

2. The act of devoting or giving to.

3. An address to a patron, prefixed to a book, testifying respect and recommending the work to his protection and favor.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dedication, Feast of the

(John 10:22, 42), i.e., the feast of the renewing. It was instituted B.C. 164 to commemorate the purging of the temple after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes (B.C. 167), and the rebuilding of the altar after the Syrian invaders had been driven out by Judas Maccabaeus. It lasted for eight days, beginning on the 25th of the month Chisleu (December), which was often a period of heavy rains (Ezra 10:9, 13). It was an occasion of much rejoicing and festivity.

But there were other dedications of the temple. (1) That of Solomon's temple (1 Kings 8:2; 2 Chronicles 5:3); (2) the dedication in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29); and (3) the dedication of the temple after the Captivity (Ezra 6:16).

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Dedication, Feast of the

the festival instituted to commemorate the purging of the temple and the rebuilding of the altar after Judas Maccabbeus had driven out the Syrians, B.C. 164. 1 Macc. 4.52-59. It is named only once in the canonical Scriptures. (John 10:22) It commenced on the 25th of Chisleu (early in December), the anniversary of the pollution of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes, B.C. 167. Like the great Mosaic feasts, it lasted eight days, but it did not require attendance at Jerusalem. It was an occasion of much festivity, and was celebrated in nearly the same manner as the feast of tabernacles, with the carrying of branches of trees and with much singing. In the temple at Jerusalem the "Hallel" was sung every day of the feast.