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  • Abu Salabikh (A-Z entry)

    ( modern name, Ar., Tell or Īšān Abū eṣ-Ṣalābīḫ [“father of clinker”] ), city of the fourth and third millennia in southern Iraq, located ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abu Simbel (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abu Simbel (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    site south of Aswan, on the western bank of the Nile River in what was Nubia (now near Egypt's border with Sudan). It has ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abu Simbel (A-Z entry)

    colossal temple complex located in the northern Sudan about 200 km (186 mi.) up the Nile from Aswan (22°21′ N, 31°38′ E). Built in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abulafia, Abraham ben Shemuel (A-Z entry)

    (13th century) a leading kabbalist and mystic of Spain. Abulafia taught a method of mystical insight that involved contemplating the letters of the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Abusir (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abusir (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    an archaeological locality on the western bank of the Nile River, approximately 25 kilometers (15 miles) southwest of Cairo (29°56′N, 31°13′E). Its name was ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abydos (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abydos (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abydos (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    a site, ancient ʒbḏw , situated in the ancient Thinite nome (eighth Upper Egyptian nome) in southern Egypt (26°11′N 31°55′E). On the western side ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abydos (A-Z entry)

    one of ancient Egypt's most sacred sites, located in the eighth Upper Egyptian nome, or province (26°11′ N, 31°55′ E). Archaeological survey indicates that ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abydos List (A-Z entry)

    See King Lists .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Abyss (A-Z entry)

    The abyss, or bottomless depth, appears in biblical tradition in several related senses. In the Hebrew Bible, tĕhôm (NRSV: “the deep”) usually refers to ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • abyss (A-Z entry)

    The depths of the sea. Because the Hebrews disliked the sea (cf. Rev. 21: 1 ), deep waters were regarded as the abode of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Acacia (A-Z entry)

    See Flora .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Accents (Chapters)

    The accent signs are marked above and below the words in the Tiberian Masoretic text. They represent the musical motifs to which the biblical ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible; from chapter The Hebrew Bible

  • accession (A-Z entry)

    the act of taking one's place as a ruler

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Aceldama (A-Z entry)

    (AV) Aramaic for ‘Field of Blood’ and rendered Hakeldama by NRSV; ‘Aceldama which means “Blood Acre”’ by REB ( Acts 1: 19 ): the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Achaemenid Dynasty (A-Z entry)

    See Persians .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Achaemenids (A-Z entry)

    The last pharaoh of the twenty-sixth dynasty, Psamtik III ( 526 – 525 bce ), was conquered and captured by the Persian king Cambyses ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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