devoted thing

devoted thing

Something irredeemably dedicated to God (Lev 27:28; Mark 7:11). Such items could be dedicated by an individual (Lev 27:28), but more commonly they were items proscribed in war. People and cities under the status of a devoted thing were destroyed lest they be profaned by human use or contact (Lev 27:29; Deut 2:34), while war spoils could become the property of the sanctuary (Josh 6:24).

Lev 27:28

28Nothing that a person owns that has been devoted to destruction for the Lord, be it human or animal, or inherited landholding, may be sold or redeemed; every ... View more

Mark 7:11

11But you say that if anyone tells father or mother, ‘Whatever support you might have had from me is Corban’ (that is, an offering to God)—

Lev 27:28

28Nothing that a person owns that has been devoted to destruction for the Lord, be it human or animal, or inherited landholding, may be sold or redeemed; every ... View more

Lev 27:29

29No human beings who have been devoted to destruction can be ransomed; they shall be put to death.

Deut 2:34

34At that time we captured all his towns, and in each town we utterly destroyed men, women, and children. We left not a single survivor.

Josh 6:24

24They burned down the city, and everything in it; only the silver and gold, and the vessels of bronze and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the ... View more

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