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  • Albright, W. F. (A-Z entry)

    ( 1891 – 1971 ) American OT scholar who exercised great influence, both as the founder of a ‘school’ of interpreters and in his ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Archaeology (Chapters)

    This article examines archaeology's impact on biblical scholarship, especially over the last two centuries. It describes the Christian pilgrims, explorers, travellers, map-makers, and military ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

  • archaeology (A-Z entry)

    Discoveries at a multitude of sites in the Middle East under a succession of brilliant archaeologists—British, American, German, French, and, since 1948 , Israeli—have ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Archaeology and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    History of Archaeology. Archaeology is the study of the remains of ancient civilizations uncovered through excavations. It is a relatively young discipline, for the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Archaeology in the Ancient Near East (Chapters)

    The World of the Bible It is thanks in part to the numerous archaeological excavations and surveys that the wider world of the Bible ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • Before Israel (Chapters)

    By the time the nation of Israel emerged as a political entity in the late thirteenth century bce , Near Eastern urban civilization had ...

    Source: The Oxford History of the Biblical World

  • Bitter Lives (Chapters)

    E xodus , a Greek word, means departure or going out. The Exodus is the Israelite departure from Egypt under the leadership of Moses, ...

    Source: The Oxford History of the Biblical World

  • books (A-Z entry)

    Books of the Hebrew Bible were scrolls, wrapped round rollers ( Jer. 36: 2 ) and unrolled for the appropriate place ( Luke 4: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ce (A-Z entry)

    Common Era; equivalent to the christological term ad.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • criticism, biblical (A-Z entry)

    The examination of the books of the Bible with the resources of historical investigation, archaeology, palaeography, and linguistics. Biblical criticism, or the historical critical ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • exegesis (A-Z entry)

    A Greek word (found in the LXX but not in NT) meaning ‘explanation’. It refers nowadays to commentary on the biblical text to elucidate ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Forging an Identity (Chapters)

    Shortly after 1200 bce the once great Hittite empire in Anatolia and the Mycenaean empire in mainland Greece—the Trojans and the Achaeans, to use ...

    Source: The Oxford History of the Biblical World

  • Giloh (A-Z entry)

    Iron Age site approximately 2 acres in area located in a southern suburb of modern Jerusalem that bears the same name. Giloh is located ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • High Place (A-Z entry)

    (Hebr. bāmâ ) . A hill or elevated platform used for sacrifice; a local place of worship; or, in pejorative usage, any sanctuary other ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Historical Archaeology (A-Z entry)

    In contrast to prehistoric archaeology, which deals with periods when there were no written records, historical archaeology is both the archaeology of historical periods ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • In the Beginning (Chapters)

    E x oriente lux goes the Latin tag—“from the East, light.” Civilization begins, from a European perspective, in the East. In its full form, ...

    Source: The Oxford History of the Biblical World

  • Into Exile (Chapters)

    By all accounts, Judah's century-long vassaldom to Assyria had its beginnings in the reign of Ahaz (743–727 bce ). After half a century of ...

    Source: The Oxford History of the Biblical World

  • Israel among the Nations (Chapters)

    In the Persian period the concept of “Israel” changed. Before the Babylonian exile, Israel was defined not by worship but by its independent geopolitical ...

    Source: The Oxford History of the Biblical World

  • Jerusalem in New Testament Times (Chapters)

    Herod the Great The reign of Herod was noted for the public building works which he instigated ( see ‘The Kingdom of Herod and ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • Jerusalem in the 1st Millennium BCE (Chapters)

    The city of Jerusalem was established at a point where three valleys meet, the Hinnom valley (or Gehenna) to the west and south, the ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

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