PILGRIM, PILGRIMAGE. Terms used in KJV to tr. Heb. and Gr. words that normally have a different connotation.
2. In the NT the term “pilgrim” (KJV) trs. παρεπίδημος, G4215, one who stays in a place as a stranger or visitor, to describe Christians whose final citizenship is in heaven and who are regarded as temporary dwellers on earth (
In addition to regular and legitimate pilgrimages, the prophets make it clear that some in Israel frequented pagan shrines where the local rites all but obliterated the worship of Yahweh (
Bibliography R. Brinker, The Influence of Sanctuaries in Early Israel (1946); R. de Vaux, AIs (1962), 484-517.