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Reference: Phylacteries, Frontlets


1. Among the charges brought by our Lord against the Pharisees of His day we read: 'but all their works they do for to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments' (Mt 23:5-6; for 'borders' see Fringes). This is the only Biblical reference to one of the most characteristic institutions of the Judaism of the first century as of the twentieth. The word 'phylactery' (Gr. phylact

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