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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


shrin (@naos]): In Ac 19:24 small models of temples for Diana.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3485 Greek: naos


"the inmost part of a temple, a shrine," is used in the plural in Act 19:24, of the silver models of the pagan "shrine" in which the image of Diana (Greek Artemis) was preserved. The models were large or small, and were signs of wealth and devotion on the part of purchasers. The variety of forms connected with the embellishment of the image provided "no little business" for the silver-smiths.


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