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  • Absalom (A-Z entry)

    A son of David ; good-looking and ambitious; he gathered round himself a band of disaffected people who were prepared to overthrow David. He ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Absalom (A-Z entry)

    Third son of King David ( 2 Sam. 3.3 ). The story of Absalom is presented as a subplot of the life of David, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Absalom, House of (A-Z entry)

    The only reference to the phrase house of Absalom in the Dead Sea Scrolls appears in Pesher Habakkuk (1QpHab v.9), where its position in ...

    Source: Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Abu Ḥamid, Tell (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abu Ḥamid, Tell (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    site located in the Jordan Valley, at 240 m below sea level, on Lisan marl deposits between two small wadis (32°19′ N, 35°33′ E). ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • 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

  • Abu Salabikh (A-Z entry)

    ( modern name, Ar., Tell or Īšān Abū eṣ-Ṣalābīḫ [“father of clinker”] ), city of the fourth and third millennia in southern Iraq, located ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abu Simbel (A-Z entry)

    colossal temple complex located in the northern Sudan about 200 km (186 mi.) up the Nile from Aswan (22°21′ N, 31°38′ E). Built in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Abulafia, Abraham ben Shemuel (A-Z entry)

    (13th century) a leading kabbalist and mystic of Spain. Abulafia taught a method of mystical insight that involved contemplating the letters of the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Abydos (A-Z entry)

    one of ancient Egypt's most sacred sites, located in the eighth Upper Egyptian nome, or province (26°11′ N, 31°55′ E). Archaeological survey indicates that ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • 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

  • abyss (A-Z entry)

    The depths of the sea. Because the Hebrews disliked the sea (cf. Rev. 21: 1 ), deep waters were regarded as the abode of ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Accents (Chapters)

    The accent signs are marked above and below the words in the Tiberian Masoretic text. They represent the musical motifs to which the biblical ...

    Source: The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible; from chapter The Hebrew Bible

  • accession (A-Z entry)

    the act of taking one's place as a ruler

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • Achaemenid Dynasty (A-Z entry)

    See Persians .

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Achaia (A-Z entry)

    The southern part of Greece made into a province by the Romans in 27 bce . In the time (5th cent. bce ) of ...

    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

  • Achor (A-Z entry)

    The valley in which Achan was stoned ( Josh. 7: 25–6 ); the name in Hebrew = ‘trouble’. But Hosea ( 2: 15 ) ...

    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

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