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Synagogues


1. Places in which the Jews assembled for worship. Ac 13:5,14.

2. Early notice of their existence. Ps 74:8.

3. Probably originated in the schools of the prophets. 1Sa 19:18-24; 2Ki 4:23.

4. Revival of, after the captivity. Ne 8:1-8.

5. Service of, consisted of

a. Prayer. Mt 6:5.

b. Reading the word of God. Ne 8:18; 9:3; 13:1; Ac 15:21.

c. Expounding the word of God. Ne 8:8; Lu 4:21.

d. Praise and thanksgiving. Ne 9:5.

6. Service in, on the Sabbath day. Lu 4:16; Ac 13:14.

7. Governed by

a. A president or chief ruler. Ac 18:8,17.

b. Ordinary rulers. Mr 5:22; Ac 13:15.

8. Provided with a minister, who had charge of the sacred books. Lu 4:17,20.

9. Had seats fro the congregation. Ac 13:14.

10. Chief seats in, reserved for elders. Mt 23:6.

11. The portion of Scripture for the day sometimes read by one of the congregation. Lu 4:16.

12. Strangers were invited to address the congregation in. Ac 13:15.

13. Christ often

a. Attended. Lu 4:16.

b. Preached and taught in. Mt 4:23; Mr 1:39; Lu 13:10.

c. Performed miracles in. Mt 12:9,10; Mr 1:23; Lu 13:11.

14. The Apostles frequently taught and preached in. Ac 9:20; 13:5; 17:1,17.

15. Often used as courts of justice. Ac 9:2; Jas 2:2.

16. Offenders were often

a. Given up to, for trial. Lu 12:11; 21:12.

b. Punished in. Mt 10:17; 23:34; Ac 22:19.

c. Expelled from. Joh 9:22,34; 12:42; 16:2.

17. The building of, considered a noble and meritorious work. Lu 7:5.

18. Sometimes several, in the same city. Ac 6:9; 9:2.

19. Each sect had its own. Ac 6:9.