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chemarim


chemarim


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Chemarim 
  black,  (Zeph.  1:4;  rendered  "idolatrous  priests"  in  2  Kings 
  23:5,  and  priests"  in  Hos.  10:5).  Some  derive  this  word  from 
  the  Assyrian  Kamaru  meaning  "to  throw  down,"  and  interpret  it 
  as  describing  the  idolatrous  priests  who  prostrate  themselves 
  before  the  idols.  Others  regard  it  as  meaning  "those  who  go 
  about  in  black,"  or  "ascetics."