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Scandal

means properly a pitfall or snare laid for an enemy; hence a stumbling-block, and morally an aspersion. (Greek, skanʹdalon.)

We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a [scandal].”—1 Cor. i. 23.

The Hill of Scandal. So Milton calls the Mount of Olives, because King Solomon built thereon “an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab; and for Moloch, the abomination of the children of Ammon” (1 Kings xi. 7).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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