Christian Cyclopedia

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(from Gk. synagoge, “assembly; meeting place”). Jewish place of worship, and, since the destruction of the temple, the only such place. Its furniture includes an “ark” (box, cabinet, or shrine for the sacred scrolls) and a platform from which Scripture is read. In some cases an area is set aside for women.

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