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  • noun Plural form of massebah.

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Examples

  • And he concludes the chapter by saying: ` ` The holy stone at Bethel was probably one of those massive standing stones or rough pillars which the Hebrews called masseboth, and which, as we have seen, were regular adjuncts of Canaanite and early Israelitish sanctuaries. ''

    Pagan and Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning

  • And he concludes the chapter by saying: "The holy stone at Bethel was probably one of those massive standing stones or rough pillars which the Hebrews called masseboth, and which, as we have seen, were regular adjuncts of Canaanite and early Israelitish sanctuaries."

    Pagan and Christian creeds: their origin and meaning

  • John Anderson has a post on masseboth standing stones, which are important archaeological evidence about ancient Israel, and raise interesting questions both about Israelite "monotheism" and aniconism.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • John Anderson has a post on masseboth standing stones, which are important archaeological evidence about ancient Israel, and raise interesting questions both about Israelite "monotheism" and aniconism.

    Standing Stones

  • Moloch and their goddesses Astarte and Ashera; of their altars and their stone pillars (masseboth) and wooden posts (asherim), in connection with these altars, of their sacrifices of children and manifold forms of moral perversity; the abominations on account of which "the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants" (A.V. Lev., xviii, 25), and which, in spite of the severe prohibition of the Law and the admonitions of the Prophets, found but too much imitation in

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

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