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worshipper of idols

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  • idolater — /aɪˈdɒlətə/ (say uy doluhtuh) noun 1. a worshipper of idols. 2. an adorer or devotee. Also, idolist /ˈaɪdələst/ (say uyduhluhst). {Middle English idolatrer, from Old French idolatre, from Late Latin īdōlolatrēs, from Greek eidōlolatrēs idol… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • IDOLATRY —    worship paid to a mere symbol of the divine while the heart is dead to all sense of that which it symbolises; a species of offence against the Most High, of which many are flagrantly guilty who affect to regard with pity the worshipper of… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • idolater — n. 1. Worshipper of idols. 2. Adorer, great admirer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • idolater — n. (fem. idolatress) 1 a worshipper of idols. 2 (often foll. by of) a devoted admirer. Derivatives: idolatrous adj. Etymology: ME idolatrer f. OF or f. idolatry or f. OF idolacirctre, ult. f. Gk eidololatres (as IDOL, LATER) …   Useful english dictionary

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • Idolatry — The Adoration of the Golden Calf by Nicolas Poussin. Idolatry is a pejorative term for the worship of an idol, a physical object such as a cult image, as a god,[1] or practices believed to verge on worship, such as giving undue honour and regard… …   Wikipedia

  • Iconoclasm — • The name of the heresy that in the eighth and ninth centuries disturbed the peace of the Eastern Church, caused the last of the many breaches with Rome that prepared the way for the schism of Photius, and was echoed on a smaller scale in the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • religious symbolism and iconography — Introduction       respectively, the basic and often complex artistic forms and gestures used as a kind of key to convey religious concepts and the visual, auditory, and kinetic representations of religious ideas and events. Symbolism and… …   Universalium

  • PURITY AND IMPURITY, RITUAL — (Heb. וְטָהֳרָה טֻמְאָה, tumah ve toharah), a symbolic system according to which a pure person or object is qualified for contact with the Temple and related sancta (holy objects and spaces) while an impure person or object is disqualified from… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Veneration of Images —     Veneration of Images     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Veneration of Images     I. IMAGES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT     The First Commandment would seem absolutely to forbid the making of any kind of representation of men, animals, or even plants:… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Aleinu — (Hebrew: עָלֵינוּ, it is our duty ) or Aleinu leshabei ach ( [it is] our duty to praise [ God ] ), meaning it is upon us or it is our obligation or duty to praise God, is a Jewish prayer found in the siddur, the classical Jewish prayerbook. It is …   Wikipedia


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