Synagogue

Definition of Synagogue

Syn´a`gogue
n.1.A congregation or assembly of Jews met for the purpose of worship, or the performance of religious rites.
2.The building or place appropriated to the religious worship of the Jews.
3.The council of, probably, 120 members among the Jews, first appointed after the return from the Babylonish captivity; - called also the Great Synagogue, and sometimes, though erroneously, the Sanhedrin.
4.A congregation in the early Christian church.
My brethren, . . . if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring.
- James ii. 1,2 (Rev. Ver.).
5.Any assembly of men.

Related Words

house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, Judaism, place of worship, tabernacle, temple, Temple of Jerusalem, Temple of Solomon
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