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  • Abba (A-Z entry)

    The word for “my father” or “the father.” This Aramaic word appears three times in the New Testament, followed by a translation into Greek: ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Abel, Félix-Marie (A-Z entry)

    ( 1878 – 1953 ), professor of history and geography at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem from 1905 to 1953 . ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abraham's Bosom (A-Z entry)

    This expression occurs in the parable of the Rich Man ( Dives ) and Lazarus ( Luke 16.19–31 ); after his death, Lazarus is ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Acts of Andrew and Matthias; The Acts of Peter and Andrew; The Acts of Andrew and Paul (Chapters)

    The Acts of Andrew and Matthias among the Cannibals was at one time thought to have belonged to the original Acts of Andrew. This ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • The Acts of Paul (Chapters)

    Attestation Tertullian, de Baptismo 17 (ed. A. Reifferscheid and G. Wissowa, CSEL 20 (Prague, Vienna, Leipzig, 1890), p. 215, or ed. J. W. P. ...

    Source: The Apocryphal New Testament

  • Aeneas (A-Z entry)

    The hero of the Aeneid , the epic poem in Latin by Virgil. The name was indeed well known in the 1st cent. and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Africa (A-Z entry)

    Names and Words for Africa. Africa appears throughout the Bible from Genesis 2.11–13 , where the sources of the Nile River are located in ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • African American Traditions and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    Introduction: Reading the Bible = Reading the Self and the World. African Americans' engagement of the Bible is complex and dynamic. It is a ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • aggadah (A-Z entry)

    (or “haggadah,”possibly from Heb huggad ,“things said” or “what is told”) the nonlegal portions of the Talmud and Midrash (see halakhah ). Aggadah ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Agrapha (Extracanonical Sayings of Jesus) (A-Z entry)

    Since the publication of J. G. Körner 's De sermonibus Christi “agraphois” (1778), “agrapha” (literally “unwritten things”) has become the name for sayings attributed ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Aḥad HaʿAm (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “one of the people” or “the people are one”) pen‐name of Asher Ginzberg (1856–1927), Zionist writer.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Aharoni, Yohanan (A-Z entry)

    ( 1919 – 1976 ), Israeli biblical archaeologist and historical geographer . Born in Germany, Aharoni went to Palestine as a young man. His ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Ahiram Inscription (A-Z entry)

    The sarcophagus of Ahiram found in Byblos, in Lebanon, by French archaeologists In 1923 is one of the most important works of art from ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ʿAkedah (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “binding”) the story of the binding of Isaac (Gen. ch 22).

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Akiva (Aqiba) ben Yosef, R. (A-Z entry)

    (ca. 50–135 ce), rabbi at Lydda, martyred in the Hadrianic persecutions. He played an instrumental role in the task of beginning to assemble ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Akkadian (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Akkadian (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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