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  • 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

  • Achaia (A-Z entry)

    The southern part of Greece made into a province by the Romans in 27 bce . In the time (5th cent. bce ) of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Achan (A-Z entry)

    Son of Carmi ( 1 Chron. 2: 7 ). After the destruction of Jericho ( Josh. 6: 24 ) some of the booty reserved ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Achor (A-Z entry)

    The valley in which Achan was stoned ( Josh. 7: 25–6 ); the name in Hebrew = ‘trouble’. But Hosea ( 2: 15 ) ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Achziv (A-Z entry)

    ( or Akhzib; Ar., Ez-Zib; Assyr., Accipu ), site located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, 15 km (9 mi.) north of Akko and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Acor (A-Z entry)

    See American Center of Oriental Research .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • The Acropolis, Athens (Image) This result contains an image

    Athens: the Acropolis.

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • acrostic (A-Z entry)

    a poetic form in which the first letter of each new line or series of lines within a larger group follows the order ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Acrostic (A-Z entry)

    An acrostic is a poem in which the initial letters of each successive line form a word, phrase, or pattern. Acrostics are found in ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Act of God (A-Z entry)

    A theologically imprecise term used by modern insurers to describe a natural disaster; it indicates that not all events have human causes, and human ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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