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Anathema

ANATHEMA (a-năth'ĕ-ma, Gr. anathema, the rendering in the LXX and in the NT of the Hebrew herem, anything devoted). A thing devoted to God becomes his and is therefore irrevocably withdrawn from common use. A person so devoted is doomed to death—a death implying moral worthlessness (Lev.27.28-Lev.27.29; Rom.3.9; 1Cor.12.3; 1Cor.16.22; Gal.1.9). See also [[Devoted Thing]].