What does Obelisk mean in the Bible?

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Obelisk
OBELISK . See Pillar, 2 ( c ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Obelisk
(ahb' eh lihssk) Stone pillar used in worship, especially of the Egyptian sun god Amun-Ra. Four-sided and made from one stone, obelisks tapered to the top, where a pyramid rested. They apparently symbolized the rays of the rising sun and the hope of the Pharaoh for rejuvenation and new vitality. At times, they were used in tombs to represent hope for resurrection. A four thousand-year-old obelisk still stands in modern Matariyeh, ancient On. Another has been transplanted to Central Park in New York City. Many obelisks were built from about 1550 to about 1100 B.C. Some were more than 100 feet tall. The Hebrew term translated obelisks at Jeremiah 43:13 (NAS, NRSV, RSV) means pillar or standing stone (“sacred stone,” NIV, REB). The Egyptian context suggests the pillars were in fact obelisks, perhaps dedicated to the sun-god Ra. See on .
Webster's Dictionary - Obelisk
(1):
(v. t.) To mark or designate with an obelisk.
(2):
(n.) An upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion. It is ordinarily monolithic. Egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom.
(3):
(n.) A mark of reference; - called also dagger [1]. See Dagger, n., 2.

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Obelisk - Obelisk
Obeliscal - ) Formed like an Obelisk
Obelisked - ) of Obelisk...
Obelisking - ) of Obelisk...
Pyramidion - ) The small pyramid which crowns or completes an Obelisk
Hieroglyphical - ) Emblematic; expressive of some meaning by characters, pictures, or figures; as, hieroglyphic writing; a hieroglyphic Obelisk
Dagger - With printers, and Obelisk, or obelus, a mark of reference in the form of a dagger
Minni - Conquered by Tettarassa, general of Tetembar II the Assyrian king whose wars are recorded on the black Obelisk in British Museum
On - The origin and founder of On are unknown, but it has an Obelisk which has been standing about 4000 years. The site of this once famous city is now marked with a few ruins of massive walls, fragments of sphinxes, a noted Obelisk of red granite of Syene (one of the two which stood before the temple of the Sun), An Obelisk from On is now in Rome, another on the Thames in London, one in Constantinople, and one in Central Park, N. The Obelisk, bearing the name of Usurtesen I
Obelisk - ) To mark or designate with an Obelisk. Egyptian Obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom
Dagger - It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; - called also Obelisk
Dial - The Ma'aloth was probably stairs on which the shadow of a column or Obelisk placed on the top fell
Hadadezer - It is found on the Black Obelisk of the Assyrian Shalmaneser ii
Sixtus v, Pope - A patron of art, he built the Lateran Palace, completed the Quirinal, enlarged the Sapienza, raised the Obelisk of the Vatican, restored the columns of Trajan and Antoninus Pius, and erected the Vatican Library, with its printing office
Calah - Here also was found the famous black Obelisk of Shalmaneser II
Obelisk - Four-sided and made from one stone, Obelisks tapered to the top, where a pyramid rested. A four thousand-year-old Obelisk still stands in modern Matariyeh, ancient On. Many Obelisks were built from about 1550 to about 1100 B. The Hebrew term translated Obelisks at Jeremiah 43:13 (NAS, NRSV, RSV) means pillar or standing stone (“sacred stone,” NIV, REB). The Egyptian context suggests the pillars were in fact Obelisks, perhaps dedicated to the sun-god Ra
Omri - Omri is mentioned on the 'black Obelisk' of Shalmaneser 2 in the British Museum, and on the Moabite Stone
Column - ) Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or Obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc
Dial - Some have imagined it a hemispherical cavity in a horizontal square stone, provided with a gnomon or index In the middle, the shadow of which fell on different lines cut in the hollow surface; some think that it was a vertical index surrounded by twelve concentric circles; while some, with perhaps greater probability, believe it an Obelisk-like pillar, set up in an open elevated place, with encircling steps, on which the shadow fell
Dial - The shadow of a column or Obelisk fell on a greater or less number of steps according as the sun was high or low
On - Besides enclosure walls of crude brick and mounds of rubbish, the site of the temple is now marked by one conspicuous monument, an Obelisk set up by Senwosri i
Shalmaneser - The bas- relief copied in the next page was found on a fine Assyrian Obelisk of black marble, six and a half feet high, and covered on all sides with inscriptions
Hieroglyphics - Also the shaft of an Obelisk brought to England from Philae in the S
Jehu - The name of Jehu occurs on the black Obelisk, in the British Museum: "Yaua, the son of Khumri," i
Pul (2) - When Menahem neglected to apply for "confirmation in his kingdom," on ascending the throne of Israel, to the Assyrian king, his lord paramount (for the black Obelisk shows that Jehu paid tribute to Shalmaneser as early as 884 B
Shaft - ) A column, an Obelisk, or other spire-shaped or columnar monument
On - The chief object of worship at Heliopolis was the sun, whose temple, described by Strabo, is now only represented by the single beautiful Obelisk, of red granite so feet 2 inches high above the pedestal which has stood for more than 4000 years, having been erected by Usirtesen, the second king of the twelfth dynasty. The two famous Obelisks, long called "Cleopatra's Needles," one of which now stands in London and the other in Central Park in New York city, once stood before this city, and were seen by the children of Israel before the exodus, having been quarried at Syene on the Nile, erected at On (Heliopolis) by Thothmes III
On - The chief object of worship at Heliopolis was the sun, whose temple, described by Strabo, is now only represented by the single beautiful Obelisk, of red granite so feet 2 inches high above the pedestal which has stood for more than 4000 years, having been erected by Usirtesen, the second king of the twelfth dynasty. The two famous Obelisks, long called "Cleopatra's Needles," one of which now stands in London and the other in Central Park in New York city, once stood before this city, and were seen by the children of Israel before the exodus, having been quarried at Syene on the Nile, erected at On (Heliopolis) by Thothmes III
Ivory - " On the Assyrian Obelisk in the British Museum tribute bearers are seen carrying tusks; specimens of carvings in ivory were found in Nimrud, and tablets inlaid with blue and opaque glass
Basilica, Saint Peter's - The covered colonnades of Doric columns which enclose the beautiful piazza, form an integral part of the basilica; these are surmounted by 162 images of saints, after Bernini; the celebrated Obelisk of Heliopolis stands in the center of the ellipse
Saint Peter's Basilica - The covered colonnades of Doric columns which enclose the beautiful piazza, form an integral part of the basilica; these are surmounted by 162 images of saints, after Bernini; the celebrated Obelisk of Heliopolis stands in the center of the ellipse
Tribute - The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (about 841 B
Omri - In the black Obelisk even Jehu as king of Israel is called "son of Omri" In the Dibon stone Mesha records that Omri subjected and oppressed Moab until Mesha delivered his country
Heliopolis - It was in ruins in the time of Strabo, who mentions that two Obelisks had already been carried away to Rome. At present its site, six miles north northeast from Cairo, is marked only by extensive ranges of low mounds full of ruinous fragments, and a solitary Obelisk formed of a single block of red granite, rising about sixty feet above the sand, and covered on its four sides with hieroglyphics
Alexandria - Among the ancient monuments to be seen are the Catacombs, the Column of Diocletian, 94 feet high and named "Pompey's Pillar"—not from the famous Pompey, but from a Roman prefect who erected the column in honor of the emperor Diocletian—and one of the two Obelisks or "Needles of Cleopatra," which, however, belong to the time of the Pharaohs and were brought from Heliopolis. The Obelisk on the embankment of the Thames, London, and the one in Central Park, New York, once stood at Alexandria
Hermon, Mount - , in Assyrian cuneiform on the Black Obelisk of Salmanasar III (Saniru), and in Ugaritic literature in a treaty between the Amorites and Hittites dating around 1350 B
on (2) - " The "standing images" may mean "obelisks," for which the On sun temple was famed; they stood before the temple gates. The Obelisk of red granite there now is 68 ft
Hexapla - ...
He made the Hebrew text his standard: and allowing that corruptions might have happened, and that the old Hebrew copies might and did read differently, he contented himself with marking such words or sentences as were not in his Hebrew text, nor the latter Greek versions, and adding such words or sentences as were omitted in the Seventy, prefixing an asterisk to the additions, and an Obelisk to the others
Hazael - ...
A black marble Obelisk of the central palace of Nimrud, now in the British Museum, is inscribed with the names of Hazael and Benhadad of Syria, and Jehu of Israel, mentioned as tributaries of Shalmauubar king of Assyria
Hexapla - He made the Hebrew text his standard; and, allowing that corruptions might have happened, and that the old Hebrew copies might and did read differently, he contented himself with marking such words or sentences as were not in his Hebrew text, nor the later Greek versions, and to add such words or sentences as were omitted in the LXX, prefixing an asterisk to the additions, and an Obelisk to the others
Music - " The same learned writer has given a drawing, made under his own eye, of an Egyptian musical instrument, represented on a very ancient Obelisk at Rome, brought from Egypt by Augustus. This Obelisk is supposed to have been erected at Heliopolis, by Sesostris, near four hundred years before the Trojan war
Dibon - A confirmation of the Scripture account of Mesha's defeat by the three confederates appears in the Black Obelisk from Nimrud, of the same age as the Moabite stone
Linus (1) - Linus tells of the arrest of Peter and lays the scene of the crucifixion at the Naumachia near Nero's Obelisk on the mountain
Tarsus - ...
Tarsus is mentioned in the ‘Black Obelisk’ inscription as one of the cities captured by the Assyrian Shalmancser about 860 b
Egypt - This is one of the oldest and most remarkable countries in ancient history, famous for its pyramids, sphinxes, Obelisks, and ruins of temples and tombs. These were compared with other framed symbols on an Obelisk found at Philæ, and after a time the true interpretation of these signs discovered, so that scholars can now read most of these hieroglyphic signs with great accuracy. " Among the most interesting ancient cities are:(a) On or Heliopolis, "the city of the sun," ten miles northeast of Cairo, where there was an Obelisk of red granite 68 feet high, and erected previous to the visit of Abraham and Sarah to the land of the Pharaohs. Formerly the Obelisks of Cleopatra stood here also, but were removed to Alexandria during the reign of Tiberius; and one of them now stands on the banks of the Thames, London, and another in Central Park, New York. Among the noted tombs are those at Thebes, Beni-Hassan, and Osiout, and among the Obelisks are those at Luxor, Karnak, Heliopolis, and Alexandria
Ahab - ...
The Assyrian Black Obelisk mentions "Ahab of Jezreel," his ordinary residence, and that he furnished the confederacy, including Benhadad, against, Assyria 10,000 footmen and 2000 chariots, and that they were defeated
Assyria - We have his conquests told by himself on three monuments in the British Museum, one of which is known as the Black Obelisk
Pillar - ]'>[2] has substituted ‘pillar,’ with ‘ Obelisk ’ in the margin
Nineveh - The black marble Obelisk (in the British Museum) records his exploits and Jehu's name
Assyria, History And Religion of - A scene carved in relief on the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser, unearthed at Calah, shows Jehu groveling before Shalmaneser, the only known depiction of an Israelite king
Assur - , or Shalmanubar, his son, set up the black Obelisk now in the British Museum to commemorate his father's victories
Dress - Now on the black Obelisk of Shalmaneser, the bearers of Jehu’s tribute, nobles of Samaria doubtless, are represented wearing over their tunics a similar fringed and sleeveless garment, open at the sides, and resembling, if not identical with, the upper garment of Assyrian kings and dignitaries of state, which may with some confidence be identified with the me‘îl
Idol - Obelisks to the sun god at the city (house) of the sun, as Beth-shemesh or Heliopolis mean; "On" in Genesis 41:45; 2 Kings 3:2; 2 Kings 10:26-27 margin. Chamman, is a synonym of Baal the sun god in the Phoenician and Palmyrene inscriptions, and so is applied to his statues or lofty, Obelisk like, columns (Isaiah 17:8; Isaiah 27:9 margin)
Hezekiah - God gave Hezekiah as a sign of recovery the recession of the shadow ten degrees on Ahaz's (See DIAL, an Obelisk in the midst of the court, the shadow of which could be seen by Hezekiah from his sick chamber, falling on the successive steps ascending to his palace
Joseph - There still stand Osirtasin's name and title on the famous Obelisk, the oldest and finest in Egypt
Egypt - This 12th dynasty was especially connected with On or Heliopolis, where Osirtasin I, the second king of that dynasty, built the temple, and where his name and title stand on the famous Obelisk, the oldest and finest in Egypt