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  • ῾Abbasid Caliphate (Map) This result is a map

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • ῾Abbasid Caliphate (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    As the result of a revolution that culminated In 750 ce in the defeat of the last Umayyad caliph, Marwan ibn Muhammad , on ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • abomination (A-Z entry)

    Frequently in AV, and sometimes in NRSV, it describes an action or article incompatible with the true religion of Israel, as in Lev. 7: ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abravanel, Isaac (A-Z entry)

    (1437–1508) a medieval philosopher and biblical commentator. He fled from Portugal to Spain to escape a sentence of death in a supposed plot ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • Active Intellect (A-Z entry)

    in mystical thought, the repository of the intelligible forms that govern the sublunar world.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Acts of the Apostles (A-Z entry)

    The fifth book of the New Testament in the common arrangement, Acts records certain phases of the progress of Christianity for a period of ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Adar (A-Z entry)

    the twelfth month (February–March) in the Jewish year. In order to bring the lunar calendar into alignment with the solar year, a leap ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Adonai (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “my Lord”) a divine title and the word generally substituted for the Tetragrammaton , Yhvh, when the Bible is read aloud.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ahimelech (A-Z entry)

    Priest at Nob ( 1 Sam. 21: 1–6 ). During his flight from Saul , David , desperate for food, was given the bread ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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

  • aliens (A-Z entry)

    Aliens, or strangers sojourning in the land, were supposed to be treated generously ( Exod. 22: 21 ; 23: 9 ). But neighbours across ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • ʿaliyah (A-Z entry)

    (Heb “ascent”) pilgrimage or emigration to the land of Israel; being given the honor of “ascending” to read the Torah in synagogue worship.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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