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Bible Dictionaries

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Pillar

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Used to support a building (Judges 16:26,29 ); as a trophy or memorial (Genesis 28:18; 35:20; Exodus 24:4; 1 Samuel 15:12 , A.V., "place," more correctly "monument," or "trophy of victory," as in 2 Samuel 18:18 ); of fire, by which the Divine Presence was manifested (Exodus 13:2 ). The "plain of the pillar" in Judges 9:6 ought to be, as in the Revised Version, the "oak of the pillar", i.e., of the monument or stone set up by ( Joshua 24:26 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Pillar'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/p/pillar.html. 1897.

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