|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building.
2. (a.) Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
3. (n.) Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or event; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a monument.
4. (n.) A memorandum; a record.
5. (n.) A written representation of facts, addressed to the government, or to some branch of it, or to a society, etc., -- often accompanied with a petition.
6. (n.) Memory; remembrance.
7. (n.) A species of informal state paper, much used in negotiation.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
me-mo'-ri-al, mem'-o-ri ('azkarah, zekher, zekher, zikkaron; mnemosunon): "Memorial" as the translation of 'azkdrah is a sacrificial term, that which brings the offerer into remembrance before God, or brings God into favorable remembrance with the offerer; it is used of the burning of a portion of the meal offering, the Revised Version (British and American) (the King James Version "meat-offering"); better, cereal offering, on the altar (Leviticus 2:2, the Revised Version (British and American) "as the memorial"; Leviticus 2:9, 16; Leviticus 5:12, the Revised Version (British and American) "as"; Leviticus 24:7 Numbers 5:26, the Revised Version (British and American) "as"); as the translation of zekher (zekher), zikkaron, it is a memorial in the sense of a remembrance (zekher, zekher, Exodus 3:15; the memorial (name) of Yahweh); hence, we have in the Revised Version (British and American) "memorial name" for "remembrance" (Psalm 30:4 the American Standard Revised Version; Psalm 97:12, the English Revised Version "holy name," marin "Hebrew memorial"; Psalms 102:12; 135:13:00; Isaiah 26:8; Ho 12:5, the English Revised Version "memorial"); for "memorial" (Esther 9:28 Psalm 9:6, the American Standard Revised Version "remembrance"); zikkaron, "a remembrance" (Exodus 12:14; Exodus 13:9 Leviticus 23:24 Numbers 5:15 (of the meal offering); Joshua 4:7 Nehemiah 2:20 Zechariah 6:14); the Passover feast was to be in this sense "a memorial.... for ever" (Exodus 12:14; Exodus 13:9); so also the shema` (Deuteronomy 6:4 f); "memorial" occurs in The Wisdom of Solomon 4:1 (mneme), the Revised Version (British and American) "memory"; The Wisdom of Solomon 4:19; Ecclesiasticus 45:1 (mnemosunon); Ecclesiasticus 49:1; 1 Maccabees 3:7; 12:53, the Revised Version (British and American) "memorial."
"Memorial" occurs in the New Testament as the translation of mnemosunon, "a token of remembrance" (Matthew 26:13 Mark 14:9 Acts 10:4, "Thy prayers and thine alms are gone up for a memorial before God," which suggests the sense in which "memorial" was used in the sacrificial ritual, and also the "better sacrifices" of the new dispensation).
Memory is the translation of zekher (zekher) (Psalm 109:15; Psalm 145:7 Proverbs 10:7 Ecclesiastes 9:5 Isaiah 26:14, the Revised Version (British and American) "remembrance"); it occurs also in 1 Maccabees 13:29; 2 Maccabees 7:20. Katecho, "to have or hold fast," is rendered in 1 Corinthians 15:2 the King James Version "keep in memory," margin "hold fast," the American Standard Revised Version "hold fast," the English Revised Version "hold it fast," i.e. the word preached to them.
W. L. Walker
Memorial (54 Occurrences)
Matthew 26:13 Most certainly I tell you, wherever this Good News is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of as a memorial of her." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Mark 14:9 Most certainly I tell you, wherever this Good News may be preached throughout the whole world, that which this woman has done will also be spoken of for a memorial of her." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 10:4 He, fastening his eyes on him, and being frightened, said, "What is it, Lord?" He said to him, "Your prayers and your gifts to the needy have gone up for a memorial before God. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 3:15 God said moreover to Moses, "You shall tell the children of Israel this,'Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Exodus 12:14 This day shall be to you for a memorial, and you shall keep it a feast to Yahweh: throughout your generations you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 13:9 It shall be for a sign to you on your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the law of Yahweh may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand Yahweh has brought you out of Egypt. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 17:14 Yahweh said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 28:12 You shall put the two stones on the shoulder straps of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before Yahweh on his two shoulders for a memorial. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Exodus 28:29 Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment on his heart, when he goes in to the holy place, for a memorial before Yahweh continually. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Exodus 30:16 You shall take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the Tent of Meeting; that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before Yahweh, to make atonement for your souls." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Exodus 39:7 He put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel, as Yahweh commanded Moses. by the hands of artificers. Who then offers willingly to consecrate himself this day to Yahweh? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Leviticus 2:2 He shall bring it to Aaron's sons, the priests; and he shall take his handful of its fine flour, and of its oil, with all its frankincense; and the priest shall burn its memorial on the altar, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 2:9 The priest shall take from the meal offering its memorial, and shall burn it on the altar, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 2:16 The priest shall burn as its memorial, part of its bruised grain, and part of its oil, along with all its frankincense: it is an offering made by fire to Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 5:12 He shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as the memorial portion, and burn it on the altar, on the offerings of Yahweh made by fire. It is a sin offering. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 6:15 He shall take from there his handful of the fine flour of the meal offering, and of its oil, and all the frankincense which is on the meal offering, and shall burn it on the altar for a pleasant aroma, as its memorial, to Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 23:24 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying,'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest to you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Leviticus 24:7 You shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be to the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire to Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 5:15 then the man shall bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring her offering for her: the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal. He shall pour no oil on it, nor put frankincense on it, for it is a meal offering of jealousy, a meal offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to memory. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Numbers 5:18 The priest shall set the woman before Yahweh, and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal offering of jealousy. The priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that brings a curse. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Numbers 5:26 The priest shall take a handful of the meal offering, as its memorial, and burn it on the altar, and afterward shall make the woman drink the water. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 10:10 "Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God. I am Yahweh your God." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Numbers 16:40 to be a memorial to the children of Israel, to the end that no stranger, who isn't of the seed of Aaron, comes near to burn incense before Yahweh; that he not be as Korah, and as his company: as Yahweh spoke to him by Moses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 31:54 Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the Tent of Meeting, for a memorial for the children of Israel before Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 4:7 then you shall tell them,'Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 18:18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a monument, which is in the king's dale; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance; and he called the monument after his own name; and it is called unto this day, Absalom's memorial. (DBY)
1 Kings 10:13 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire that she asked, apart from that which he gave to her as a memorial of king Solomon, and she turneth and goeth to her land, she and her servants. (YLT)
Nehemiah 2:20 Then answered I them, and said to them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Esther 1:7 and the giving of drink in vessels of gold, and the vessels 'are' divers vessels, and the royal wine 'is' abundant, as a memorial of the king. (YLT)
Esther 2:18 and the king maketh a great banquet to all his heads and his servants -- the banquet of Esther -- and a release to the provinces hath made, and giveth gifts as a memorial of the king. (YLT)
Esther 9:28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed. (KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT)
Job 18:17 His memorial hath perished from the land, And he hath no name on the street. (YLT)
Psalms 6:5 For there is not in death Thy memorial, In Sheol, who doth give thanks to Thee? (YLT)
Psalms 9:6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them. (KJV JPS WBS YLT)
Psalms 20:3 Remember all thy offerings, And accept thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah (See JPS)
Psalms 30:4 Sing praise unto Jehovah, O ye saints of his, And give thanks to his holy memorial 'name'. (ASV)
Psalms 34:16 (The face of Jehovah 'is' on doers of evil, To cut off from earth their memorial.) (YLT)
Psalms 38:1 A Psalm by David, for a memorial. Yahweh, don't rebuke me in your wrath, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. (WEB JPS RSV)
Psalms 70:1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me; Make haste to help me, O Jehovah. (See JPS RSV)
Psalms 97:12 Be glad in Jehovah, ye righteous; And give thanks to his holy memorial 'name'. Psalm 98 A Psalm. (ASV)
Psalms 102:12 But thou, O Jehovah, wilt abide for ever; And thy memorial 'name' unto all generations. (ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 109:15 They are before Jehovah continually, And He cutteth off from earth their memorial. (YLT)
Psalms 111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: Jehovah is gracious and merciful. (See JPS YLT)
Psalms 112:6 For -- to the age he is not moved; For a memorial age-during is the righteous. (YLT)
Psalms 135:13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 145:7 The memorial of the abundance of Thy goodness they send forth. And Thy righteousness they sing. (YLT)
Isaiah 26:8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; to thy name, even to thy memorial name, is the desire of our soul. (ASV DBY JPS RSV)
Isaiah 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. (See JPS NAS RSV)
Isaiah 56:5 to them I will give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. (WEB JPS ASV NAS NIV)
Isaiah 57:8 Behind the doors and the posts you have set up your memorial: for you have uncovered to someone besides me, and have gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and made you a covenant with them: you loved their bed where you saw it. (WEB ASV YLT)
Hosea 12:5 Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his memorial. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Hosea 14:7 Return do the dwellers under his shadow, They revive 'as' corn, and flourish as a vine, His memorial 'is' as wine of Lebanon. (YLT)
Zechariah 6:14 The crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Malachi 3:16 Then have those fearing Jehovah spoken one to another, And Jehovah doth attend and hear, And written is a book of memorial before Him Of those fearing Jehovah, And of those esteeming His name. (YLT)