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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Astonishment

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as -ton´ish -ment : 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 , Jeremiah 25:11 , Jeremiah 25:18 ); 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. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/astonishment.html. 1915.

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