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Consecration [EBD]

the devoting or setting apart of anything to the worship or service of God. The race of Abraham and the tribe of Levi were thus consecrated (Ex. 13:2, 12, 15; Num. 3:12). The Hebrews devoted their fields and cattle, and sometimes the spoils of war, to the Lord (Lev. 27:28, 29). According to the Mosaic law the first-born both of man and beast were consecrated to God.

In the New Testament, Christians are regarded as consecrated to the Lord (1 Pet. 2:9).

Consecration [NAVE]

Of Aaron, See: Aaron.
Of priests, See: Priests.
Of the altar, See: Altar.
Of the temple, See: Temple, Dedication of. See also Offerings.
Psa. 51:17; Matt. 13:44, 45; Rom. 6:13, 16, 19; Rom. 12:1; 2 Cor. 8:5
Gen. 28:20-22; 2 Sam. 15:7, 8 See: Dedication; Offerings.
Instances of
Cain and Abel, Gen. 4:4-7.
Abraham, of Isaac, Gen. 22:9-12.
Jephthah, of his daughter, Judg. 11:30, 31, 34-40.
Haah, of Samuel, 1 Sam. 1:11, 24-28.
David consecrates the water obtained by his valiant warriors, 2 Sam. 23:16.
Zichri, of himself, 2 Chr. 17:16.




CONSECRATE; CONSECRATION - kon'-se-krat, kon-se-kra'-shun.

1. In the Old Testament:

In the Old Testament for several Hebrew words of different meanings:

(1) charam: "I will consecrate (the Revised Version (British and American) "devote") their gain unto the Lord," i.e. the spoil of the nations shall be dedicated to the service of Yahweh (Mic 4:13).


(2) nazar, nezer (Nu 6:7,9,12; the Revised Version (British and American) "separate").


(3) qadhesh: "to be set apart," or "to be holy": of Aaron and his sons (Ex 28:3; 30:30; the Revised Version (British and American) "sanctify"). The silver and gold and brass and iron of the banned city of Jericho are "consecrated" things (the Revised Version (British and American) "holy") unto the Lord (Josh 6:19); of the priests (2 Ch 26:18); of sacrifices (2 Ch 29:33; 31:6; Ezr 3:5).


(4) mille' yadh, literally, "to fill the hand"; and substantive plural millu'im, a peculiar idiom used frequently and generally for the installation of a priest into his office; and substantive for the installation offerings which were probably put into the priest's hands to symbolize his admission into office; hence, the phrase, "and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons" (Ex 29:9; so 28:41; 29:29:33,15; 32:29; Lev 8:33; 16:32; 21:10; Nu 3:3; Jdg 17:5,12; 2 Ch 29:31); of Jeroboam's non-Levitical priesthood (1 Ki 13:33; 2 Ch 13:9); of the altar (Ezek 43:26) and of those who contributed to build the temple (1 Ch 29:5). Subst. of an act of installation (Lev 7:37; 8:33), and of installation offerings (Ex 29:22,26,27,31; Lev 8:22,28,29,31).

2. In the New Testament:

In the New Testament teleioo, "to make perfect" (Heb 7:28; the Revised Version (British and American) "perfected"); egkainizo, "to make new" (Heb 10:20; the Revised Version (British and American) "dedicated").

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