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Dictionaries :: Entertainments

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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Torrey's New Topical Textbook

Entertainments: Often Great

Gen 21:8; Dan 5:1; Luk 5:29

Entertainments: Given on Occasions Of


Mat 22:2


Mar 6:21

Weaning children

Gen 21:8

Taking leave of friends

1Ki 19:21

Return of friends

2Sa 12:4; Luk 15:23

Ratifying covenants

Gen 26:30; 31:54


1Sa 25:2,36; 2Sa 13:23

Harvest home

Rth 3:2-7; Isa 9:3


Jdg 9:27

Coronation of Kings

1Ki 1:9,18,19; 1Ch 12:39,40; Hsa 7:5

Offering voluntary sacrifice

Gen 31:54; Deu 12:6,7; 1Sa 1:4,5,9


1Sa 20:5,24-26

National deliverance

Est 8:17; 9:17-19

Entertainments: Preparations Made For

Gen 18:6,7; Pro 9:2; Mat 22:4; Luk 15:23

Entertainments: Kinds Of, Mentioned in Scripture


Gen 43:16; Mat 22:4; Luk 14:12


Luk 14:12; Jhn 12:2

Banquet of wine

Est 5:6

Entertainments: Under the Direction of a Master of the Feast

Jhn 2:8,9

Entertainments: Served Often by Hired Servants

Mat 22:13; Jhn 2:5

Entertainments: Served Often by Members of the Family

Gen 18:8; Luk 10:40; Jhn 12:2

Entertainments: Invitations To

Often addressed to many

Luk 14:16

Often only to relatives and friends

1Ki 1:9; Luk 14:12

Often by the master in person

2Sa 13:24; Est 5:4; Zep 1:7; Luk 7:36

Repeated through servants when all things were ready

Pro 9:1-5; Luk 14:17

Should be sent to the poor, &c

Deu 14:29; Luk 14:13

Entertainments: Often Given In

The house

Luk 5:29

The air, besides fountains

1Ki 1:9

The court of the house

Est 1:5,6; Luk 7:36,37

The upper room or guest chamber

Mar 14:14,15

Entertainments: Guests At

Saluted by the master

Luk 7:45

Usually anointed

Psa 23:5; Luk 7:46

Had their feet washed when they came a distance

Gen 18:4; 43:24; Luk 7:38,44

Arranged according to rank

Gen 43:33; 1Sa 9:22; Luk 14:10

Often had separate dishes

Gen 43:34; 1Sa 1:4

Often ate from the same dish

Mat 26:23

Entertainments: Forwardness to Take Chief Seats At, Condemned

Mat 23:6; Luk 14:7,8

Entertainments: A choice portion reserved in, for principal guests

Gen 43:34; 1Sa 1:5; 9:23,24

Entertainments: Custom of presenting the sop at, to one of the guests,

Jhn 13:26

Entertainments: Portions Of, Often Sent to the Absent

2Sa 11:8; Neh 8:10; Est 9:19

Entertainments: Offence Given by Refusing to Go To

Luk 14:18,24

Entertainments: Anxiety to Have Many Guests At, Alluded To

Luk 14:22,23

Entertainments: Men and Women Did Not Usually Meet At

Est 1:8,9; Mar 6:21; Mat 14:11

Entertainments: None admitted to, after the master had risen and shut the

Luk 13:24,25

Entertainments: Began with Thanksgiving

1Sa 9:13; Mar 8:6

Entertainments: Concluded with a Hymn

Mar 14:26

Entertainments: None Asked to Eat or Drink More than He Liked At

Est 1:8

Entertainments: Music and Dancing Often Introduced At

Amo 6:5; Mar 6:22; Luk 15:25

Entertainments: Often Scenes of Great Intemperance

1Sa 25:36; Dan 5:3,4; Hsa 7:5

Entertainments: Given by the Guests in Return

Job 1:4; Luk 14:12


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