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  • advent (A-Z entry)

    An alternative translation of the Greek parousia , otherwise rendered ‘coming’ in the English versions, with reference to the eschatological expectation of Christ's coming ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Afterlife and Immortality (A-Z entry)

    This entry consists of two articles on views of life after death within the historical communities of Ancient Israel and Second Temple Judaism and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Agabus (A-Z entry)

    One of several Christian prophets resident in Jerusalem who visited the Church at Antioch and predicted a severe famine ( Acts 11: 28 ) ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Amen (A-Z entry)

    A Hebrew word meaning “certainly” or “may it be so.” In the Hebrew Bible amen appears as a response to someone else's statement. Sometimes ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Antichrist (A-Z entry)

    The word “antichrist” occurs in the Bible only in 1 and 2 John. The prefix anti‐ in Greek means “over against,” “instead of,” and ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Antipas (A-Z entry)

    The son of Herod the Great. After his father's death, Herod Antipas was assigned the territory of Galilee and Perea , and was ruler ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Antipatris (A-Z entry)

    A town on the coast of Palestine. Paul spent a night in prison here en route from Jerusalem to his trial in Caesarea ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Apocalyptic Vision (Chapters)

    When the word “apocalypse” appears in the newspaper, it is usually in connection with the horrors of nuclear war or the threat of environmental ...

    Source: The Oxford Study Bible

  • Apostle (A-Z entry)

    The Greek word apostolos (“someone who has been sent”) is seldom used in classical Greek, but it occurs eighty times in the New Testament, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Apostolic Council (A-Z entry)

    The gathering of the Jerusalem church under the leadership of apostles and elders reported in Acts 15.4–29 . The meeting took place after unnamed ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • ascension (A-Z entry)

    The ascent of Jesus into heaven ( Acts 1: 2–11 ; a shorter version is in Luke 24: 50–3 ). There are two OT ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Ascension of Christ (A-Z entry)

    Despite the great importance and influence of the early church's belief in the ascension of Christ , it is described explicitly in the New ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Authority of the Bible (A-Z entry)

    This terminology is characteristic of Christian theology, and so the following entry appropriately discusses the issue from a Christian perspective. For consideration of the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Baptism (A-Z entry)

    A term first appearing in the New Testament as a purification ritual used by an unorthodox Jewish figure named John (the Baptist) . All ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Base Community (A-Z entry)

    a translation of a Spanish term, comunidad de base: “basic or foundational society,” for certain popular church groups in Central and South America ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • basilica (A-Z entry)

    a church built according to an ancient Roman plan, with a rectangular nave and a semicircular apse at one end; also, a Catholic ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • The Bible in the Eastern Churches (Chapters)

    It is important to remember the two communities of eastern Christianity, the Chalcedonian and the non-Chalcedonian Orthodox churches. Greek, Russian, Romanian, Coptic, Syrian, Indian, ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

  • Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church (Chapters)

    The Bible of the Early Christians Christianity's entry to the world as a Jewish sect had profound consequences for its development. Possessing a distinctive ...

    Source: The Oxford Study Bible

  • Bishop (A-Z entry)

    In pre‐Christian and extra‐Christian usage the Greek word rendered “bishop,” episkopos , and its cognates, refers primarily to caring for something or someone. This ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Christian (A-Z entry)

    According to Acts 11.26 , Jesus ' disciples were first called Christians in Antioch . Elsewhere in the New Testament the word “Christian” occurs ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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