A-Z: General definitions: Pillar


A tall, usually quite narrow, structure. In the Old Testament used for memorials and religious devotion. God is said to have led the Israelites through the desert towards the Promised land by means of a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night (Exodus 13:21).

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Big ideas: Journey of faith, Exodus, pilgrims and sojourners

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