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* Wikipedia: Pilgrimage - "a journey or search of great moral or spiritual significance..."

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Genesis 47:9 - (Jacob's saw people's lifetimes as a pilgrimage)
Psalm 84:5 - "Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage."

PILGRIM, PILGRIMAGE [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

pil'-grim, pil'-grimaj:
"Pilgrim" in English Versions of the Bible for parepidemos (Hebrews 11:13; 1 Peter 2:11).

"Pilgrimage" for maghor (Genesis 47:9 (the Revised Version margin "sojournings"); Psalms 119:54; and (the King James Version) Exodus 6:4 (the Revised Version (British and American) "sojournings")).

Both the Hebrew (see GERA) and Greek words contain the idea of foreign residence, but it is the residence and not travel that is implied. Consequently "pilgrim" is a poor translation, and "sojourner," "sojourning" should have been used throughout.

In the New Testament passages heaven is thought of as the contrasted permanent dwelling-place, while the Old Testament usages seem to be without a contrast definitely in mind.

PILGRIM [Thompson Chain Reference]

    (life as a)
    Genesis 47:9
    Exodus 6:4
    1 Chronicles 29:15
    Psalms 39:12
    Psalms 119:19
    Hebrews 11:13
    Hebrews 13:14
    1 Peter 2:11
    SEE Life

Pilgrims, Characteristics of

    Characteristics of
        Hebrews 11:8-16
    Obeyed the call
        Hebrews 11:8
    Never settled down
        Hebrews 11:9
    Looked for an eternal city
        Hebrews 11:10
    Had telescopic vision
        Hebrews 11:13
    Acknowledged their faith
        Hebrews 11:13
    Never turned back
        Hebrews 11:15
    Longed for a better land
        Hebrews 11:16
    Died in the faith
        Hebrews 11:13

PILGRIM [Easton's Bible Dictionary]


PILGRIM [Smith's Bible Dictionary]