|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Something exhibited to view; usually, something presented to view as extraordinary, or as unusual and worthy of special notice; a remarkable or noteworthy sight; a show; a pageant; a gazingstock.
2. (n.) A spy-glass; a looking-glass.
3. (n.) An optical instrument consisting of two lenses set in a light frame, and worn to assist sight, to obviate some defect in the organs of vision, or to shield the eyes from bright light.
4. (n.) Fig.: An aid to the intellectual sight.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
spek'-ta-k'-l (theatron): Occurs twice in the New Testament:
(1) of the place where assemblies or exhibitions Were held (Acts 19:29, "theatre");
(2) figuratively of the suffering apostles (1 Corinthians 4:9).
Spectacle (6 Occurrences)
Luke 23:48 All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts. (See NAS)
1 Corinthians 4:9 For, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Colossians 2:15 having stripped the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (See NIV)
Hebrews 10:33 This was partly through allowing yourselves to be made a public spectacle amid reproaches and persecutions, and partly through coming forward to share the sufferings of those who were thus treated. (WEY DBY YLT NAS)
Ezekiel 28:17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I have cast you to the ground; I have laid you before kings, that they may see you. (See NIV)
Nahum 3:6 I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle. (WEB NAS NIV)