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  • Abigail (A-Z entry)

    Wife of Nabal; she interceded with David to save her husband's life ( 1 Sam. 25: 23–31 ). Nabal was so shocked by the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ancestors, The (A-Z entry)

    Genesis 12–50 relates in the fullest form the traditions about the ancestors of Israel, frequently called the patriarchs ( Abraham , Isaac , and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Anna (A-Z entry)

    An elderly and devout prophetess who greeted the infant Jesus in the Temple ( Luke 2: 36–8 ); a widow with whom many in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aquila and Prisc(ill)a (A-Z entry)

    Evicted from Rome in 49 ce when the emperor Claudius expelled Jews after disturbances about Christianity. They met Paul in Corinth ( Acts 18: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Asian/Asian American Interpretation (A-Z entry)

    Addressing what constitutes Asian/Asian American interpretation is an arduous task, and perhaps an impossible one because of the heterogeneity of practitioners and the fluidity ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

  • Athens (A-Z entry)

    The capital city of Attica, Greece . About the time when Nehemiah was rebuilding the fortifications of Jerusalem, Athens, three miles from the Aegean ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Authors of Biblical Books (A-Z entry)

    To question the gender of the authors of biblical books seems both fantastic and revisionist given that the available history on the Bible states ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

  • Bathsheba (A-Z entry)

    Wife of King David , mother of Solomon . Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite , one of David's “mighty men” ( ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Bernice (A-Z entry)

    Daughter of Herod Agrippa I , and sister and mistress of Herod Agrippa II , with whom she listened to Paul in Caesarea ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Book of Esther (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Book of Judges (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Book of Judith (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Book of Ruth (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • The Book of Tobit (Chapters)

    Source: pageId="iii"The Catholic Study Bible

  • Brothers and Sisters of Jesus (A-Z entry)

    Siblings of Jesus are referred to collectively twice in the Gospels. In the account of the “true kindred” ( Matt. 12.46–50 par.), Jesus' mother ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Canon/Canonicity/Canonization (A-Z entry)

    Theological scholarship typically defines a canon as “the corpus of scriptural writings that is considered authoritative and standard for defining and determining ‘orthodox’ religious ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

  • Children (A-Z entry)

    This entry contains seven subentries : Ancient Near East ; Hebrew Bible ; Greek World ; Roman World ; New Testament ; Early Judaism ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

  • Chloe (A-Z entry)

    A woman of substance, possibly a Christian, who lived in Corinth . 1 Corinthians was written when Paul learnt of the unsatisfactory state of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Creation (A-Z entry)

    Stories about the creation of the cosmos and the physical world address existential questions about the origins of the universe and humanity. To varying ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

  • Deborah (A-Z entry)

    A name which means “bee” in Hebrew, Deborah is the name of two women mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Two passages ( Gen. 35.8 ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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