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Dictionaries :: Robbery

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


Practised by the Ishmaelites (Gen 16:12), the Chaldeans and Sabeans (Job 1:15,17), and the men of Shechem (Jdg 9:25. See also 1 Sam. 27:6-10; 30; Hsa 4:2; 6:9). Robbers infested Judea in our Lord's time (Luk 10:30; Jhn 18:40; Act 5:36,37; 21:38; 2Cr 11:26). The words of the Authorized Version, "counted it not robbery to be equal," etc. (Phl 2:6,7), are better rendered in the Revised Version, "counted it not a prize to be on an equality," etc., i.e., "did not look upon equality with God as a prize which must not slip from his grasp" = "did not cling with avidity to the prerogatives of his divine majesty; did not ambitiously display his equality with God."

"Robbers of churches" should be rendered, as in the Revised Version, "of temples." In the temple at Ephesus there was a great treasure-chamber, and as all that was laid up there was under the guardianship of the goddess Diana, to steal from such a place would be sacrilege (Act 19:37).

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words



Smith's Bible Dictionary


Robbery has ever been one of the principal employments of the nomad tribes of the East. From the time of Ishmael to the present day the Bedouin has been a "wild man," and a robber by trade (Genesis 16:12). The Mosaic law on the subject of theft is contained in Exodus 2:2. There seems no reason to suppose that the law underwent any alteration in Solomon's time. Man‐stealing was punishable with death (Exodus 21:16; 24:7). Invasion of right in land was strictly forbidden (Deuteronomy 27:17; Isaiah 5:8; Micah 2:2).


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