Sacrilege Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Sacrilege

  1. abomination of desolation epithet describing pagan idol in Jerusalem Temple. [O.T.: Daniel 9, 11, 12; N.T.: Mark 13:14; Matthew 24:15]
  2. Aepytus Arcadian king; entering Poseidon’s sanctuary, forbid-den to mortals, he is blinded. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 9]
  3. Beaufort, Cardinal (1377–1447) haughty churchman; dies execrating God. [Br. Lit.: II Henry VI]
  4. cleansing of the temple sacrilegious money-changers driven out of temple by Christ. [N.T.: Matthew, 21:12–13; Mark, 11:15–18]
  5. Heliodorus Syrian official attempted to loot Solomon’s temple. [Apocrypha: II Maccabees 3]
  6. Hophni and Phinehas contemptuously abused holiness of sacrifices. [O.T.: I Samuel 2:12–17]
  7. Simon Magus tried to purchase apostolic powers; whence, simony. [N.T.: Acts 8:18–24]

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