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  • Aaron (A-Z entry)

    Moses' elder brother (according to Exod 6:20 ; 7:7 ), his close associate in leading the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage, and eponymous ancestor ...

    Source: Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • Aaronid Blessing. (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Abiathar (A-Z entry)

    A priest in the army of King David ( 2 Sam. 20: 25 ), who later supported Adonijah's unsuccessful bid for the throne against ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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

  • Abijah (A-Z entry)

    The best-known of four OT characters of this name was the son and successor of Rehoboam . He was king of Judah ( 911 ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abimelech (A-Z entry)

    Son of Gideon (or Jerubbaal) and a concubine from Shechem . Upon the death of Gideon, Abimelech got himself proclaimed king at Shechem ( ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abinadab (A-Z entry)

    Man at whose house on a hill in Kiriath-jearim the ark of the covenant was lodged after its return to Israel by the Philistines ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abu Hawam, Tell (A-Z entry)

    10-acre mound on the Mediterranean coast near where the Kishon River empties into the bay of Haifa (map reference 151 × 144). It may ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Acts of the Apostles (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Acts of the Apostles (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Acts of the Apostles (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    The Acts of the Apostles is the earliest attempt to provide a narrative account of the birth and expansion of the church in the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • adoptionism (A-Z entry)

    A theory about the Person of Christ associated with the heretic Nestorius ( d. 451 ce ) that Jesus was a man gifted with ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aerial View of Hazor. (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • aetiology (A-Z entry)

    An aetiological story professes to explain causes. The Pentateuch , especially Genesis, is rich in stories designed to give explanations about the origin of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Agag (A-Z entry)

    King of the Amalekites , whose life was spared by Saul after Israel's victory. For this act of mercy he was denounced by the ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • age (A-Z entry)

    Human life was expected to end after seventy years, and anyone living for eighty years must have unusual strength ( Ps. 90: 10 ). ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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