Semnium (Σεμνεῖον,, a temple), a name given by Philo to places of worship of the Therapeutae (q. i.). He says, "In every one of their dwellings there is a sacred house or chapel, which they call their semnium, or monastery, where they perform the religious mysteries proper to their holy lives" (Bingham, Christ. Antiq. vol. 7, ch. 2, § 11). Monasteries came afterwards to be called semnia, as Suicerus shows out of Balzamon, Methodius, and Suidas. See Bingham, Christ. Antiq. vol. 7, ch. 2, § 14.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

Topical Outlines Nave's Bible Topics International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online King James Bible King James Dictionary

Verse reference tagging and popups powered by VerseClick™.